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Shrimp Orzo with Pea & Mint Pesto

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6 servings, 1/6 recipe each

Orzo pasta is tossed with a pesto made from peas, almonds, fresh mint and Parmesan, then topped with cooked shrimp. Sounds good, right? Our Shrimp Orzo with Pea & Mint Pesto recipe is simple, yet perfect, for everyday entertaining.

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  • Process peas, nuts, mint and garlic in food processor 30 sec. or until nuts are finely chopped and mixture is well blended. Add 1/2 cup dressing; process until smooth. Spoon into medium bowl; stir in 2 Tbsp. cheese.
  • Cook pasta as directed on package.
  • Meanwhile, heat remaining dressing in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook 2 to 3 min. or until shrimp turn pink, turning after 2 min. Remove from heat. Add lemon juice; mix lightly.
  • Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Place pasta in large bowl. Add pea mixture; mix lightly. If necessary, gradually stir in enough of the reserved pasta cooking water until pasta mixture is of desired consistency.
  • Top pasta mixture with shrimp and remaining cheese.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with a side salad tossed with your favourite Kraft Dressing to round out the meal.

Make Ahead

The mint pesto can be prepared ahead of time. Refrigerate in airtight container up to 3 days before using as directed.

Special Extra

Garnish with additional fresh mint leaves before serving.


  • 6 servings, 1/6 recipe each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 1/6 recipe each
Calories 340
% Daily Value
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 120mg
Sodium 450mg
Carbohydrate 36g
Dietary fibre 4g
Sugars 5g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 10 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 25 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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