A terrific combination of everything green ontop of a filling penne pasta makes for a great share at home. Try this recipe and let us know what you think!!
Pesto Penne with Shrimp and Peas
Pesto nuts will love this fresh spring combo of spinach, basil, and sweet peas.
In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water, and return to pot.
Meanwhile, make pesto: In a small food processor fitted with a metal blade, pulse spinach, basil, and 1/3 olive oil until combined. Add Parmesan, pine nuts or almonds, and garlic and season with salt and pepper.
In a large skillet over medium heat, heat remaining tablespoon olive oil. Add shrimp and cook until pink, 3 to 4 minutes.
Add pasta, pesto, and peas to skillet and toss until completely combined. Stir in 1/4 cup pasta water and stir until creamy.
Sprinkle with Parmesan and chili flakes (if using).
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