Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Garlic Parmesan Shrimp over Pesto Pasta

I made something amazing last night!

Garlic Parmesan Shrimp over Pesto Pasta

Just a few simple ingredients, less than a half hour of your time, and you've got one killer meal!

Serves: 2
Nutrition per serving: 570 calories; 48 carbs; 27 fat; 34 protein


8 oz. frozen shrimp
2 cups pasta
1/2 cup pesto
Garlic Salt
Dry Basil
2 tbsp. Parmesan
1 tbsp. butter

  • Add one tbsp butter and 8 oz. frozen shrimp to pan, cook shrimp as directed. Meanwhile, bring water for pasta to a boil. Cook pasta as directed.
  • Once pasta and shrimp are ready, drain both.
  • Season the shrimp with about 1 tbsp. of Parmesan cheese, a sprinkle of dry basil, and a sprinkle of garlic salt.
  • Toss warm pasta with 1/2 cup of pesto and 1 tbsp of Parmesan cheese. Serve pasta topped with shrimp.

That's all there is to it!

This recipe is a little high in calories, but that's to be expected when you're dealing with pasta and pesto. It's totally doable if you have the room in your nutritional ranges for the day. My nutritional range, at my current weight, is around 1,550 calories per day. This was an easy fit for my nutritional range for the day, and definitely worth it!

1 comment:

  1. Looks delicious! I might try this with chicken instead, as I'm not a huge shrimp fan. YUM!