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Pesto Shrimp with Mushrooms

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Pesto Shrimp with Mushrooms – sautéed shrimp with mushrooms and pesto. This easy, spicy shrimp recipe has lots of flavor thanks to the ingredient list: pesto, garlic, red pepper flakes, fresh basil. It’s gluten free and low carb.

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If you want to know how to make the best sautéed, garlic shrimp with lots of flavor – this dish is for you! And, it’s so easy!

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Pesto Shrimp with Mushrooms

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Pesto Shrimp with Mushrooms


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • chopped fresh basil


  1. Heat large skillet on medium-high heat until hot. Add olive oil - it should run without sizzling. Add shrimp, season shrimp with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, cook for about 3 minutes, turning once midway, until shrimp is pink and cooked through. Remove shrimp from the skillet.
  2. Add another tablespoon of olive oil to the same, now empty, skillet. Add sliced mushrooms. Season mushrooms with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring, until mushrooms release liquid and reduce in volume and get soft, for about a minute or two. Add back the cooked shrimp. Add 1/2 cup basil pesto and 1/2 cup chicken broth. On medium heat, mix everything to combine. Remove from heat.
  3. When ready to serve, top the shrimp with chopped fresh basil.



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  • Licia June 7, 2017, 1:02 pm

    Always looking for ideas to cook shrimp especially in the summer 🙂 Your photos make me want to make this right now. Cannot wait to try this as a first course to a nice filet dinner. We are Italians who eat a lot and always want another dish for the table. Thanks for your wonderful recipes!

    • 2pots2cook June 12, 2017, 1:51 pm

      Couldn’t agree more, Licia. Ciao tutti e grazie 🙂

  • Judy Pitolay July 10, 2017, 8:26 pm

    PESTO SHRIMP WITH MUSHROOMS – your recipe for this dish is COMPLETELY AWESOME !! I’ve made it twice now – it’s so easy and simple and takes no time at all. I serve with white rice and a salad – so flavorful !! thank you for putting this recipe up ! AMAZING !

  • Liz July 11, 2017, 6:58 pm

    This is crazy good! I added sun-dried tomatoes to the mix, and served this over quinoa mixed with fresh basil. This is going to be one of my “special occasion” meals I make to impress company (and it was so easy). THANKS!!

  • Mama Dunn November 21, 2017, 12:22 am

    I made this tonight and it was fantastic!! Thank you!!

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