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Creamy Pesto Shrimp Linguine

This is a fantastic dish to impress friends with. They never suspect how easy it is to make. The pesto cream sauce makes it even more delectable than a typical Alfredo sauce.—Jessica Kempton, Logan, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 8 ounces linguine
  • 1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Cook linguine according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute shrimp in butter until shrimp turn pink. Remove and set aside. Add cream to the pan; bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, for 4-6 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the cheese, pesto and pepper until smooth. Return shrimp to the pan; heat through. Drain linguine; serve with sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup linguine with 1 cup sauce: 1000 calories, 73g fat (41g saturated fat), 355mg cholesterol, 727mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 40g protein.

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  • Colly
    Feb 3, 2021

    I made this & it was really good. I made one change... I put half a small can of stewed tomatoes in it. Yummm! cj