This recipe post was sponsored by Barilla. However, all of the thoughts and opinions are my own.
Fast food doesn’t have to mean going through a drive-through. It can be fresh, full of good, natural ingredients and versatile. Something everyone will appreciate. This Easy Pesto Shrimp Scampi is full of Mediterranean flavors and is perfect for dinner any night, from a weeknight to a date night.
I was apprehensive the first time I replaced lemon juice with pesto sauce in my shrimp scampi but it is a fantastic substitution. It tastes flavorful and fresh, everything you always hope your dish will be. The flavors really complement each other and a bed of pasta is the perfect canvas for this meal.
I usually use pre-cooked shrimp to cut down on preparation and cooking time, but you are welcome to use raw shrimp if you want to as well.
Easy Pesto Shrimp Scampi
You will Need:
- Barilla Ready Pasta
- 2 T. Barilla Basil Pesto
- 1 Pound Shrimp
- 1/2 C. Parmesan cheese
- 2 green onions thinly sliced
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 T. olive oil
Heat the olive oil over medium heat until sizzling. Add the garlic and the shrimp. Cook your shrimp until it is pink and firm, about five minutes.
Add the pesto and stir the shrimp until well coated. Sprinkle the green onions on top and stir. Cook for another 1-2 minutes. Just before removing the shrimp from the heat, add the cheese to the top of the shrimp.
Microwave your Barilla Ready Pasta, and place the pasta on a plate. Top the pasta with a drizzle of olive oil and the shrimp scampi.
Using Barilla Ready Pasta can really speed up the process of dinner time. It has convenience, without sacrificing quality. In 60 seconds you really can have the perfect pasta.
Ready Pasta is made with three ingredients, sea salt, olive oil and pasta and comes in two serving packages, making it a healthy and easy way to cook for two. I pick up my Barilla Ready Pasta by the pasta products in the Pasta aisle at Walmart, making this meal not only easy to prepare but easy to shop for as well.
This Shrimp Scampi is perfect for turning every day into a celebration. What is your favorite pasta dish?
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