Spaghetti with Spinach Walnut Pesto, Pancetta and Shrimp

Spaghetti with Spinach Walnut Pesto, Pancetta and Shrimp.

Spaghetti with Spinach Walnut Pesto, Pancetta and Shrimp


For 4 Person(s)

For the Spaghetti:

  • 1 pound Spaghetti
  • 4 ounces Pancetta, cubed
  • 1/2 pound shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano Cheese
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil + 2 tablespoons
  • 3 ounces walnuts
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon, zest only
  • salt & pepper, as desired


  1. In a food processor add the spinach, garlic, zest, nuts and cheese. With the processor running add in the oil in a stream. Process until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Drop the pasta in salted boiling water and cook until slightly harder than al dente. Reserve pasta water.
  3. In a large sauté pan heat the 2 tbsp of oil and add the pancetta. Sauté about 1 minute and add the shrimp. Cook the shrimp about 2 minutes on each side. Do not over cook.
  4. Add the pesto into the pan and add about 1/2 cup of pasta water to loosen. Add in the pasta and toss for 1-2 minutes to bring the flavors together. If it's dry just add a bit more pasta water.
  5. Serve and enjoy!




Thursday, 08 September 2016
Loved this dish. Since I did not have pancetta, added some American bacon instead and wow, yummy! Ne...
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- joyce485