Spaghetti with Cilantro Pesto, Chipotle Crema and Shrimp

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Shrimp cooked in a spicy cilantro pesto cream sauce is the star in this crowd-pleasing dish done in under 30 minutes.


Step 1

Bring salted water to boil in steam-jacketed kettle or large stockpot on stovetop. Add pasta; cook 1 min. less directed on package.

Step 2

For the Chipotle Crema: Combine crema and chipotles in small bowl; cover and refrigerate.

Step 3

For the Cilantro Pesto: Combine all pesto ingredients in blender jar; pulse until smooth.

Step 4

Heat oil in large rondeau on medium heat. Add garlic and jalapeño pepper slices; cook 1-2 min. or until garlic begins to brown. Add shrimp; cook 3-5 min. or until opaque and pink.

Step 5

Deglaze pan with wine; continue cooking until most liquid is evaporated. Stir in tomatoes and broth; bring mixture to a boil. Add butter and prepared pesto to sauce; season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 6

Add pasta to sauce mixture; toss to coat. Garnish plates with chipotle cream. Top pasta with shrimp and fresh cilantro sprigs.


  • 3 pounds Barilla Spaghetti
  • 3/4 cup Mexican crema
  • 1 tablespoon minced chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 3 cups cilantro leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced jalapeno pepper
  • 3 pounds extra large shrimp, peeled, deveined (26/30 count)
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1-1/2 pounds grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3/4 cup shrimp or seafood broth
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper
  • Fresh cilantro sprigs
Recipe Type:
Chef Recommended Cuts
  • Spaghetti
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container serving

Amount Per Serving
Calories 341
Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 77mg
Sodium 647mg
Total Carbohydrate 44g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 3g
Protein 17g

Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 7%
Iron 11%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.