Struggling to decide what to make for dinner?
Try this pesto penne with shrimp and peas!
What you need:
12 oz. penne
2 c. baby spinach
1 c. Fresh basil
1/3 c. plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 c. grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
1/4 c. pine nuts or almonds
1 clove garlic, minced
Freshly ground black pepper
1 lb. peeled and deveined medium shrimp
1 c. 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. .