Recipe By BigShotsMom
Published Nov 15th
Prep 20m Cook 16m Additional - Ready In 36m
Servings 6 servings Calories 672.8

For a quick meal that’s elegant enough to serve to company, you can’t beat the combination of shrimp, pesto, and pasta. Using garlic scapes instead of basil and garlic gives this dish a lighter note.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 cups chopped garlic scapes
  • 1 cup freshly grated Romano cheese
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 (16 ounce) box fettuccine pasta
  • 1 pound cooked shrimp
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place garlic scapes, Romano cheese, parsley, and walnuts in the bowl of a food processor; pulse to combine. Scrape down sides. Turn on food processor; pour in olive oil and lemon juice while processing pesto until smooth.
  2. 2 Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in pasta, bring back to a boil, and cook over medium heat until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. 3 Stir pesto and shrimp into the pasta. Season with salt and black pepper. Squeeze a lemon wedge over pasta and serve remaining wedges alongside.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 672.8
  • Carbohydrate 80.9 g
  • Cholesterol 168.2 mg
  • Fat 23.7 g
  • Fiber 5.1 g
  • Protein 38.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.9 g
  • Sodium 454.9 mg
  • Sugar 4.2 g

Chef's Notes

Parmesan cheese may be substituted for the Romano cheese.


  1. It was pretty good. I d probably make it again.
  2. Great dish just wished that they's stop telling how long the pasta should cook! Each brand and type of pasta has their time set for cooking not all pasta cooks in 11 minutes!!! For example it is quite strange that a spaghetti takes 11' it's usually the time rigatoni o fusilli take to cook.
  3. I didn't have garlic scapes so I just used minced garlic. Probably had a little more garlic flavor but it was amazing!
  4. A lovely delicate pesto. I used gf spaghetti. Thank you BigShotsMom.

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