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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