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In the time it takes to cook pasta, you can be enjoying this easy shrimp pasta in a pesto and white wine sauce!

Shrimp Pasta with Pesto White Wine Sauce and Baby Kale

This light and delicious dinner is very quick to prepare but fancy enough for guests!

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x





  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. (Cover pot to make it boil faster.) Cook pasta according to package instructions and drain.
  2. While pasta cooks, add chicken broth, wine, and pesto to a 12″ skillet. Stir and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Simmer for 3-5 minutes to cook off the alcohol from the wine. Add red pepper flakes to taste if desired.
  3. Add shrimp and kale, and gently stir often. (See note below regarding shrimp sizes.) Cook until shrimp are pink and kale is wilted, approximately three minutes. Turn off heat.
  4. Stir in cooked pasta. Sprinkle individual servings with parmesan if desired.



I like using small, bite-sized shrimp for pasta recipes, like 71-80/pound. If you use larger shrimp, you should add them before the kale and cook them slightly longer. Shrimp are done with then they are uniformly pink and C-shaped.

  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 15