If you are obsessed with pasta as much as I am, then you understand that eating pasta for every meal sounds like a dream. For all of my gluten free friends, it can sometimes be difficult to find hearty meals that do not contain flour or wheat. Luckily for us, gluten free pasta can be almost indistinguishable from regular pasta (thank you food science!). From macaroni and cheese, to spaghetti, to chicken Alfredo, and now pesto pasta, gluten free pasta is taking the world by storm. And winning.

GF Shrimp Pesto Pasta is one of my favorite dishes to cook if I am feeling a satisfying, protein packed meal. This recipe works very well in large quantities too- invite your friends over to taste test your masterpiece. Odds are, they won't even be able to tell this dish is 100% gluten free.

GF Shrimp Pesto Pasta

  • Prep Time:30 mins
  • Cook Time:30 mins
  • Total Time:1 hr
  • Servings:2
  • Medium


  • 12 oz gluten free spaghetti noodles
  • 3 Tbsp basil pesto
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 15 oz container Alfredo sauce
  • 12 oz large frozen shrimp
Olivia Chadwick
  • Step 1

    Gather all ingredients.

    Olivia Chadwick
  • Step 2

    Boil water for the gluten free pasta. I like to add a dash of salt and a drizzle of olive oil to the water!

    Olivia Chadwick
  • Step 3

    When the water is fully boiling, add the gluten free spaghetti noodles.

    Olivia Chadwick
  • Step 4

    Cook the noodles for 10-12 minutes and drain the water. Set aside.

    Olivia Chadwick
  • Step 5

    To start on the two ingredient pesto sauce, add 2 Tbsp unsalted butter to the saucepan.

    Olivia Chadwick
  • Step 6

    Pour the 15 oz can of Alfredo sauce into the saucepan and turn onto low heat.

    Olivia Chadwick
  • Step 7

    Add 3 Tbsp of the basil pesto into the Alfredo sauce. Stir frequently to prevent burning.

    Olivia Chadwick
  • Step 8

    Mix the basil pesto and Alfredo sauce until thoroughly blended. Set aside.

    Olivia Chadwick
  • Step 9

    Thaw the shrimp. Season with Old Bay if you want an extra kick.

    Olivia Chadwick
  • Step 10

    Add the other Tbsp of butter and place shrimp in a saute pan over medium heat.

    Olivia Chadwick
  • Step 11

    Cook on each side until golden brown.

    Olivia Chadwick
  • Step 12

    Add the creamy pesto sauce to the gluten free spaghetti noodles and top with cooked shrimp. You've got yourself a hearty, protein packed meal!

    Olivia Chadwick

With as little as 5 ingredients, you can create a satisfying gluten free meal that doesn't break the bank.