3.5 from 8 votes

Creamy Garlic Pesto Shrimp

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Layla


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
  • salt and pepper
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1/3 cup pesto
  • 1 cup heavy creamy or half and half
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese optional
  • 8 oz pasta cooked to al dente and drained


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add the shrimp and cook for 1 minute. Add the garlic, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Stir to combine and cook for 1-2 minutes or until shrimp are almost pink.

  • Add pesto, heavy creamy and grated parmesan cheese. Simmer for 3-4 minutes or until the sauce has slightly thickened.

    Add the cooked pasta and stir until the pasta is coated if desired.