Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)


Select One (optional)



Show only results that have an image


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Christmas
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Earth Day
  • Easter
  • Fall
  • Father's Day
  • Halloween
  • Jewish Holiday
  • Kwanzaa
  • Mother's Day
  • New Year's
  • Patriotic Holiday
  • Spring
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Summer
  • Thanksgiving
  • Valentine's Day
  • Winter
  • Back to School
  • Birthdays
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
Cuisine Type

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • American
  • Amish
  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jewish
  • Mexican
  • Southern
  • Tropical


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Cooking Method

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Casserole
  • Grilling
  • Microwave
  • No Bake
  • Oven
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Skillet
  • Slow Cooker
Cooking Time

Select One (optional)

Preparation Time

Select One (optional)

Chill Time

Select One (optional)

Number of Ingredients

Select One (optional)

Slow Cooker Time HIGH

Select One (optional)

Slow Cooker Time LOW

Select One (optional)


Free Offer
9 Casserole Recipes to Make When Eating on a Budget

With the right ingredients and the right recipe, you can create a delicious dish on a budget. Our FREEeCookbook gives you plenty of inexpensive meal ideas!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Pesto Shrimp Pasta

By: Not Your Mother's Microwave Cookbook by Beth Hensperger

For a fresh-tasting meal for two, try this delicious seafood pasta casserole. Pesto Shrimp Pasta's pesto sauce is super easy to make and it's really healthy for you. The tender shrimp swim in a delicious, lemony pesto sauce. The best part about this recipe is that you can make it in your microwave.


Cooking Time4 min

Cooking MethodMicrowave


  • 1 clove garlic, cut into 3 pieces
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 ounces fresh linguine
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 12 ounces medium-size shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon


  1. Place a large saucepan filled with water and a pinch of salt on the stovetop and bring to a boil.

  2. Make the Lemon Pesto. Toss the garlic clove into the work bowl of a food processor, and pulse to finely chop. Add the basil leaves, cheese, lemon juice, and olive oil; process until the mixture is a thick paste flecked with bits of basil. Set aside. (You may store the pesto in the refrigerator with a bit of olive oil poured over the top to preserve the color for up to 2 days, or freeze in a pint-sized zipper-top plastic freezer bag for up to 1 month.)

  3. Add the linguine to the boiling water and cook until al dente.

  4. While the pasta is cooking, make the Garlic Shrimp. Put the garlic in the baking dish; add the olive oil and butter. Microcook on HIGH, uncovered, for 40 to 70 seconds, until the garlic is soft and the butter is melted.

  5. Add the shrimp to the baking dish and stir to coat it with the garlic butter. Microcook on HIGH, uncovered, until all the shrimp are pink, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, stirring every minute to bring the cooked shrimp from around the outer edges of the dish into the center for even cooking.

  6. Stir the pesto into the shrimp mixture, cover with plastic wrap, and let stand for 2 minutes.

  7. Drain the pasta well and toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Mound the pasta on a small rimmed platter. Spoon the cooked shrimp and pesto over the pasta. Toss to coat the strands of pasta with the pesto and distribute the shrimp. With a hand-held grater or Microplane, grate some lemon zest over the top. Serve immediately.

Free recipes, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Recipes

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Recipe of the Day

Copycat Cracker Barrel Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli

Don't you love it when you learn how to make a restaurant recipe at home? Here's another copycat recipe to add to your arsenal.… Continue reading: "Copycat Cracker Barrel Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli"

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite recipes
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your recipes


Sponsored Content

Connect With Us

Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keyword Index Privacy Policy Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe Do Not Sell My Personal Information

---- 1 ----


Images from other cooks

There are currently no images from other cooks.

I Love It