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This delicious and easy meal features linguine in a shrimp artichoke pesto cream sauce. It’s sure to become one of your weeknight favorites, thanks to its quick cook time!
With the kiddos back in school, we are all scrambling to get back into a good routine. It can be hard to put dinner together when days are hectic, and there’s always something to do.
That’s why pasta makes the perfect weeknight meal! It cooks fast and can be made in a variety of ways for even the pickiest eaters.
While this Creamy Shrimp and Artichoke Pasta might not interest your kids all that much, its base is linguine (or whatever your favorite pasta might be), and you can top it with whatever sauce your child loves!
So, keep on reading if you are looking for a great weeknight meal for the adults during the chaos of the school week.Looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal? Look no further than our Creamy Shrimp and Artichoke Pasta featuring @BarillaUS #CreamyGenovese! Click To Tweet
Thanks to Moms Meet, I was able to try out Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto. I’ve always been a pesto fan but hadn’t tried this particular brand until now, and let me tell you, it rocks!
I love that this pesto doesn’t have to be heated before using, so it works wonderfully as a veggie dip, sandwich spread, or marinade. However, we decided to use it in the most traditional way — in pasta!
Creamy Shrimp and Artichoke Pasta
The star of this dish is Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto. I mean—how could it not be? Being imported from Parma, Italy, and made from the best Italian basil and cheeses, it has a flavor that makes your tastes buds yearn for more.
My husband thinks it has the best after taste and particularly loves it on bread.
Overall, this is a super simple meal to make on a weeknight. Essentially, it’s just cooking the linguine and heating the sauce, which leaves very few dishes behind—another great thing for a weeknight!
You can make this Creamy Shrimp and Artichoke Pasta with your favorite pasta, but we used the traditional pasta, linguine. While this recipe serves 8, you can easily scale it down for smaller gatherings.
Since Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto mixes well with 16 ounces of pasta, we went with that to freeze meals for later. Everything about this meal is perfect for a freezer meal; just make sure to eat it within six months of freezing.
Trust me; you won’t have a problem with that. Enjoy!
Creamy Shrimp and Artichoke Pasta
This delicious and easy meal features linguine in a shrimp artichoke pesto cream sauce. It's sure to become one of your weeknight favorites thanks to its quick cook time!
- 1 jar Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto 6.2 ounces
- 2 cups milk whole
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 cups parmesan cheese finely shredded
- 24 oz artichoke hearts marinated, quartered, drained
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 lbs frozen cooked shrimp peeled, deveined, thawed
- fresh basil leaves optional
- lemon wedges optional
Boil pasta according to package directions.
Using a large saucepan, simmer milk and cream.
Add in Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto, artichokes, cheese, and pepper. Cook over low heat until thickened, about 7 minutes.
Add shrimp and cook until thoroughly heated, about 6 minutes.
Drain pasta and toss with sauce.
Garnish with basil, lemon, and extra parmesan cheese, if desired. Enjoy!
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Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.