Winter Pesto Pasta with Shrimp

Wisconsin Cheese Winter Pesto Pasta with Shrimp  Recipe
Active Time
35 Minutes


Winter Pesto:



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Asiago or Parmesan can be used in this recipe.


Winter Pesto:

  1. Place the asiago, parmesan, walnuts, garlic, lemon zest and lemon juice into a food processor; cover and process until mixture is combined. While processing, slowly drizzle in olive oil until blended. Add kale and spinach; cover and process until mixture is smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup hot pasta water.
  2. Return pasta to the pan. Stir in 2 tablespoons butter and reserved pesto; toss to coat. Add reserved pasta water, a tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.
  3. Melt remaining butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Remove from the heat. Toss shrimp with pasta. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with additional asiago and walnuts.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Sartori SarVecchio® Parmesan cheese is America's most highly decorated parmesan, winning many top awards around the world. It was a Super Gold winner at the 2019 and 2017 World Cheese Awards.

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