FEISTYMOMMA ~ powered by coffee, chocolate, wine, and pork adobo ~ SHRIMP & PENNE IN PESTO SAUCE – FEISTYMOMMA ~ powered by coffee, chocolate, wine, & pork adobo ~



When we were in Cary a couple of weeks ago we saw Ragazzi’s while driving out of the mall. Scott and I started talking about the penne and salmon in pesto sauce dish that haunts my dreams every time I think of Italian food and Ragazzi’s. I decided to make something similar as part of my bi-weekly meal planning but since I couldn’t find fresh salmon I opted for shrimp.

It’s not basil season yet so I just bought a jar of Delallo pesto sauce which I could’ve eaten all on its own. That Good! Anyhoo, without further ado here’s the easy recipe for Shrimp & Penne In Pasta Sauce.



  • 1 box penne (cook according to the box, al dente)
  • water for boiling the penne
  • 1 sm jar of pesto sauce
  • 1 sm bag of frozen shrimp (cooked)
  • 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 sm onion (chopped)
  • sprinkle of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 cup water (use pasta water if you could)
  • 1 stick butter


  • Cook the penne pasta.
  • Melt the butter in a sauté pan, sauté garlic and onion for a minute or two. Add the shrimp and cook for 6-8 minutes or so. Add the whole jar of pesto sauce, water, and sprinkle of red pepper flakes(optional). Stir to incorporate everything.
  • Stir in the cooked penne.

Serve with garlic bread and salad on the side.

Easy and delicious Shrimp & Penne In Pesto Sauce dish. If you’re having friends over one night, I suggest you make this one.


Dexie Jane

Mother of 2. She drinks coffee everyday and wine on the weekends. She also devours massive amount of chocolate, pork, and sushi. She loves to dance in her living room and binge-watches KDRAMA, historical dramas, and excessive unhealthy dose of Crime/Murder mysteries/dramas/documentaries. She LOVES books.

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