Pesto Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Looking for nutritious pasta recipes? Try our version of a healthy and savoury pesto shrimp pasta! This simple dish takes just minutes to prepare and the recipe can be doubled or tripled for family and friends.


  • 1 oz mushrooms
  • 3 tbsp pesto
  • 6 oz shrimp
  • 12 whole medium tomato
  • 2 oz dry whole wheat spaghetti
  • 12 cup tomato sauce
  • 12 oz grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain spaghetti.
  2. Warm a nonstick skillet over medium heat and sauté mushrooms and chopped tomato in pesto. When mushrooms have softened, add shrimp. Cook until shrimp are pink, turning once, and add tomato sauce.
  3. Serve over spaghetti and top with Parmesan cheese.


2 oz whole wheat spaghetti = 1/2 cup dry = 1 cup cooked; 1 1/4 oz mushrooms = 1/2 cup; 1/2 whole tomato = 1/2 cup chopped; 1/2 oz Parmesan Cheese = 1/8 cup. 

When included in a healthy dish like this pasta with pesto and shrimp dish, shrimp are excellent for working towards your health and weight loss goals as they’re high in protein and low in calories. For more great shrimp recipes that are healthy and nutritious, like our Lemon Pepper Shrimp w/ Brown Rice & Broccoli and Shrimp & Asparagus Kebabs over Quinoa with Side Salad recipes, check out the Curves Nourish blog!

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