submitted by Marilou70 {2 Recipes}


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  • Prep Time:
    20 Mins
  • Cook Time:
    10 Mins
  • Total Prep + Cook Time:
    30 Mins
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Makes: 8 servings

Description: A traditional pesto sauce with shrimp and thin pasta with a kick of pepper, peas and asiago cheese.

12 oz  Fresh Large Shrimp
1 Box  Barilla Angel Hair Pasta
2/3 Cup  Chicken Broth
2 Cups  Frozen Peas
1  Medium Yellow Sweet Pepper, Chopped
1 Jar  Barilla Traditional Basil Pesto Sauce
1/4 Tsp  Crushed Red Pepper
1/4 Cup  Asiago Cheese Shards (1 oz)

Instructions: Peel and devein shrimp. Rinse, and pat dry with paper towels.

In a large pot bring 4 to 6 quarts of water to a rolling boil; add salt to taste and the Angel Hair; stir gently.

Cook pasta according to package directions; remove from heat and drain well.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet bring chicken broth to a simmer, stir in shrimp, peas, and yellow pepper and simmer until shrimp are opaque and pepper is tender (about 3 minutes). Add Barilla Traditional Basil Pesto; heat through. Add pasta; stir gently to combine.

Serve topped with crushed red pepper, additional pesto, and Asiago cheese.

Customize it: Instead of shrimp try thinly sliced precooked chicken; try chickpeas instead of peas; or add broccoli or snap peas to the mix.

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