Lazy Girl Recipe: Shrimp + Asparagus Pesto

So, it’s my first food blog and I was a little hesitant to share it in the first place. I’m in parent’s kitchen for quarantine, I’m in no way a chef, and the possible judgment was kind of freaking me out but as the self-proclaimed queen of lazy girl tips I decided to share something I’ve been making during quarantine that doesn’t take much time or energy. I love a passive recipe, I was raised on slow cooker meals from my mom with frozen broccoli I had to steam in the microwave after dance class.

Chopped and seasoned asparagus
Chopped and seasoned asparagus

I made this for the first time because it was all my parents had in the house when I came home in March and I knew I had a hit on my hands. It has a nice kick and honestly helped me feel the fun of cooking again. Let me know in comments what you thought of this recipe, if you want to try it, or if you think I should keep sharing occasional recipes on here!

Shrimp + Asparagus Pesto Pasta

Shrimp + Asparagus Pesto Pata

A quick, simple, healthy and delicious recipe for the spring and summer.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course


  • 1 Pot
  • 1 Measuring Cup
  • 1 Baking Sheet


  • Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 16-20 Large Shrimp Frozen
  • 1 pkg Asparagus Frozen or Fresh
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 jar Pesto
  • Creole Seasoning
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt


  • Bring pasta water to a boil and preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Chop asparagus and season with olive oil, crushed red pepper, onion powder, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper and place in the oven for 20 minutes
  • Drain pasta, saving a cup of pasta water
  • Add frozen shrimp to now-empty pot and saute with butter, onion powder, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, creole seasoning, salt, and black pepper
  • Combine pesto, shrimp, roasted asparagus, rotini, and pasta water in the pot
  • Add to bowl and serve


I use frozen ingredients to make things quicker and simpler. You can also add a little parmesan to the top if needed.
Keyword Asparagus, Healthy, Pasta, Pesto, Shrimp, Summer, Veggies



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