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Grilled Pesto Shrimp with Pasta

Pasta Recipes from AlansKitchen.comMakes 4 servings (2 cups each)
Prep Time: 30 min
Grilling Time: 8 min


  • Bamboo or metal skewers
  • 2 - cups uncooked penne or mostaccioli pasta
  • 1 - lb uncooked deveined peeled large shrimp (tail shells removed)
  • 2 - medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 - cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 - cup basil pesto
  • 1 - oz shredded fresh Parmesan cheese (1/4 cup)


If using bamboo skewers, soak in water 30 minutes. Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain; place in large serving bowl or dish. Meanwhile, heat gas or charcoal grill.

  1. In large bowl, mix shrimp, zucchini, tomatoes and 1/4 cup of the pesto. Stir gently to coat well.
  2. Thread shrimp, zucchini and tomatoes onto skewers.
  3. Place skewers on grill over medium heat.
  4. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until shrimp turn pink and opaque and vegetables are crisp-tender.
  5. Remove shrimp and vegetables from skewers and add to pasta.
  6. Add remaining 1/4 cup pesto and toss gently to mix.
  7. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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