Barilla® Pesto, Shrimp, and Squash Pasta

Barilla Classic Basil Pesto jar

Made with

Traditional Basil Pesto



Ingredients for 8 servings

  • 1 jar Barilla Basil Pesto
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 box Barilla Penne
  • 1 Zucchini, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup, jarred roasted red sweet peppers, drained and cut into strips
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 Fresh basil, sliced thin


  • Combine the shrimp with ¼ cup pesto; marinate for 20 minutes
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, adding squash the last minute of cooking. Drain
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat; add the shrimp. Cook 4 to 6 minutes, turning halfway through, until opaque. Add drained pasta and squash
  • Stir in the rest of the pesto, the roasted peppers, and the ¼ cup Parmesan cheese. Stir gently to mix and heat through. Serve topped with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese shards
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