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A Bowl of Goat Cheese Spinach Pesto Pasta with Grilled Shrimp

Goat Cheese Spinach Pesto Pasta with Grilled Shrimp

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


This creamy Spinach Pesto Pasta with Grilled Shrimp is made with goat cheese, packed with nutrients and topped with smokey grilled shrimp. It’s the ultimate pesto pasta dish!


  • Goat Cheese Spinach Pesto:
  • 2 cups of spinach, packed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup of pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 3 oz of goat cheese
  • Pasta:
  • 1lb. of fettuccini pasta
  • 1 lb. of large shrimp, deveined and shells off
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  1. In a blender, add spinach, garlic, pine nuts, lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, salt & pepper. Blend for 30 seconds.
  2. Add in olive oil and goat cheese. Blend until smooth. Store in refrigerator.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to add a boil and add in 1lb. of pasta {i used fettuccini}. Cook until al dente, will tell you on box label how long.
  4. Heat grill to medium high heat.
  5. Season large shrimp with olive oil, salt, & pepper.
  6. Place on grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side.

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