PESTO SHRIMP MUSHROOM PASTA


PESTO SHRIMP MUSHROOM PASTA


Pesto Shrimp Mushroom Pasta is a perfect Summer dinner recipe!  Large shrimp and spiral pasta are smothered in a delicious basil pesto sauce!   If you love basil – this is the recipe for you!

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound shrimp large, peeled, deveined
1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 ounces white mushrooms sliced

1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup basil pesto
1/2 cup chicken broth

8 oz spiral pasta
chopped fresh basil

Instructions

Heat large skillet on medium-high heat until hot. Add olive oil - it should run without sizzling. Add shrimp, season shrimp with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, cook for about 3 minutes, turning once midway, until shrimp is pink and cooked through. Remove shrimp from the skillet.

Add another tablespoon of olive oil to the same, now empty, skillet. Add sliced mushrooms. Season mushrooms with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring, until mushrooms release liquid and reduce in volume and get soft, for about a minute or two.. Add back the cooked shrimp. Add 1/2 cup basil pesto and 1/2 cup chicken broth. On medium heat, mix everything to combine. Remove from heat.

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain. Add to the shrimp with sauce. Top with chopped fresh basil.