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Barilla® Pesto and Pepper Pasta Bowl

  • 433
  • 16g
  • 52g
  • 19g
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Ingredients for 8 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Angel Hair
  • 1 jar Barilla® Basil Pesto
  • 12 ounces fresh large shrimp in shells
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 medium yellow sweet pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup Asiago cheese shards (about 1 ounce)


  1. 1
    Peel and devein shrimp. Rinse, and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. 2
    In a large pot bring 4 to 6 quarts of water to a rolling boil; add salt to taste and pasta; stir gently.
  3. 3
    Cook pasta according to package directions; remove from heat and drain well.
  4. 4
    Meanwhile, in a large skillet bring chicken broth to a simmer, stir in shrimp, peas, and pepper and simmer until shrimp are opaque and pepper is tender (about 3 minutes). Add pesto; heat through. Add pasta; stir gently to combine.
  5. 5
    Serve topped with crushed red pepper, additional pesto, and Asiago cheese.
  6. 6
    Customize it: Instead of shrimp try thinly sliced precooked chicken; try chickpeas instead of peas; or add broccoli or snap peas to the mix.

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