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Quick and Easy Dinner ~ Pasta, Pesto and Seafood Recipe with Shrimp and Scallops

Updated on February 27, 2016

Shrimp, scallops and fettuccini with pesto sauce

Shrimp, scallops and fettuccini with pesto sauce
Shrimp, scallops and fettuccini with pesto sauce | Source

What's for dinner tonight?


If looking for something simple to do that takes little time and yet offers good taste as well as nutrition, look no further. This shrimp, scallop and fettuccine meal with pesto is about as easy as it gets!

I purposely have not put exact measurements as this recipe can so easily be adapted to a single serving, two or more servings. Just adjust the amounts of ingredients accordingly to suit your needs.

Instead of using shrimp and scallops, other types of seafood could be utilized. A fillet of fish would be a great substitute as an example, and be equally good with this recipe.

So use your own judgement and taste preferences when considering this pasta and seafood recipe.


Ingredients

  • Shrimp, Peeled and deveined
  • Scallops
  • Fettuccini, Cooked following package directions
  • Pesto, Homemade or from a jar
  • Chives, (optional)

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: Serves 2 people but can easily be doubled or more

Cooking the shrimp & scallops

Lightly floured shrimp & scallops in a sauté pan with EVOO and 1 pat of butter.
Lightly floured shrimp & scallops in a sauté pan with EVOO and 1 pat of butter. | Source
Sautéing the shrimp & scallops on the second side.
Sautéing the shrimp & scallops on the second side. | Source

Instructions

  1. Cook the fettuccini per package instructions. Drain in a colander when finished cooking.
  2. During the time the fettuccinie is cooking... Using a sauté pan put a tablespoon or two (depending upon the size of the pan) of extra virgin olive oil and a pat of butter in the bottom and begin to heat to a medium high.
  3. Dredge the shrimp and scallops in flour and pat off the extra between your hands. Place the seafood into the pan when the oil and butter is melted and beginning to sizzle. Sauté for two minutes before turning to the other side. Sauté another 1 1/2 minutes or until done adding salt and pepper to both sides of the seafood to taste. Hint...The shrimp turns pink when cooked. When nicely browned on both sides and cooked (this only takes a few minutes depending upon the size of your shrimp and scallops) take out of the pan and set aside covering with foil to keep warm.
  4. Combine the cooked fettuccini with a few tablespoons or more (just enough to nicely coat the noodles) of the pesto and toss together.
  5. Arrange the dressed fettuccini in the center of a warmed plate and space the cooked shrimp and scallops artistically around the perimeter of the plate with one in the center.
  6. Use fresh chives (if desired) to garnish the plate.
  7. Pair this with a fresh salad for a delicious complete meal.
  8. If you like wine, a nice chilled Sauvignon Blanc is a good accompaniment.

One serving size with 2 ounces cooked fettuccini and 3 scallops and 6 pieces of medium shrimp with pesto sauce...

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: per person
Calories 500
Calories from Fat108
% Daily Value *
Fat 12 g18%
Saturated fat 5 g25%
Carbohydrates 79 g26%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 23 g46%
Cholesterol 140 mg47%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Homemade pesto recipe


2 cups packed fresh basil leaves

1/2 cup Parmesan Reggiano grated cheese

1/2 to 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 to1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts

2 to 3 peeled garlic cloves

salt and pepper

Combine all of these ingredients in a food processor until smooth and blended. Makes approximately 1 cup of pesto.

Pesto from Scratch

Please rate this recipe! Thanks!

4.9 stars from 8 ratings of Seafood with Fettuccinie & Pesto Meal

30 Minute Meal


This type of meal should appeal to many people when they are in a hurry to prepare a nourishing meal without too much trouble.


Pesto sauce, when making a homemade version, is so easy to prepare ahead of time and freeze. Just put a little extra virgin olive oil over the pesto when freezing it, and it will retain its bright green coloration as well as flavor when thawed later on to be used in many different recipes. I also put a little plastic wrap over the top of the oil before refrigerating or freezing it.

It can also be altered like I did in this particular instance.

My basil plants in the garden were coming to an end and I did not have quite enough for the recipe, so I substituted some fresh spinach leaves instead of using all basil. The flavor is not quite as intense, but it is still delicious. Walnuts are also a good and less expensive substitute for the pine nuts. I think that I also threw in a bit of parsley into my homemade pesto combination.

Don't be afraid to make your own substitutions with this basic pesto recipe.


Have you ever made your own pesto?

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    • Peggy W profile image
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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Gail,

      Your recent workshop certainly sounded like you enjoyed a great setting with a bonus of fresh seafood. Nice! I am sure you will enjoy this recipe. Thanks for the share.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi vocalcoach,

      Nice to know that you will be making use of this recipe. We generally keep some frozen shrimp on hand, but will have to get some scallops again soon in order to enjoy this again. Thanks for the share.

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      Gail Sobotkin 2 years ago from South Carolina

      Hi Peggy,

      I just returned from a weekend workshop in Cape May where I enjoyed combination seafood platters and salads with seafood in them so this quick and easy recipe looks like a great way to continue having delicious and nutritious seafood.

      I'm voting this hub up and sharing.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I do enjoy scallops but rarely have them. But with this delicious recipe I'll have them more often. Thanks for sharing and I'll do the same. Voted up +++.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mary,

      This is a delicious meal and one that we will have to have again sometime soon. We had an easy meal last night...tortilla crusted tilapia which is baked (purchased from Costco) and served over a spinach salad last night. Hope you enjoy this meal tonight with your family! Thanks for the votes, share, etc. We are finally drying out here in Houston after those torrential rains! Hope all is well in your 'neck of the woods.' :)

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      I am trying to get a good idea for dinner tonight, so I'm glad I read your recipe! Sounds like a winner and one my family will love.

      Voted this one UP etc. and shared.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Always Optimist,

      Hope that you and your wife enjoy this meal. Thanks for the votes and 5 star rating.

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      Always Optimist 4 years ago from India

      Looks yummy. I would ask my wife to try it out once. Voted up and awesome and rated 5 stars.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi moonlake,

      We had fish tonight, and like you, we love it. So glad that you enjoyed this recipe and thanks for the pin.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Looks so good. I love seafood and so does my husband. Pinned.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi beingwell,

      This would also be delicious with the shrimp and mussels or just about any other type of seafood. Glad you like the sound of it. Thanks for your comment.

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      beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

      Voted up! Your recipes are so good; and so easy to do. I want to make this with shrimps and mussels. Yum!! Thanks!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello mts1098,

      I did not put exact measurements because some shrimp or scallops are large...some small...and people can adjust portion sizes to suit themselves. With this recipe it is so easy to do. As to the time of dinner...what time is best for you? :)) Also...when will you be grilling next? We'll be there! Ha! Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello CZCZCZ,

      If you like scallops and pasta, you are sure to like this meal. Thanks for your comment. Hope you make it soon and enjoy it instead of just looking at the photos. Trust me...it is even better than it looks! Appreciate your comment.

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      mts1098 4 years ago from InsideTheManCave

      This sounds great...I like the fact that you did not use exact shrimp or scallop count because quite often when we cook or grill, we do not use exact measurements. So what time is dinner :) ...tastes great and less filling (or am I confusing this with a beer commercial) cheers...

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      CZCZCZ 4 years ago from Oregon

      The scallops look absolutely delicious. I love a seafood pasta dinner, this one looks great thanks for sharing!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Ky Cardinal,

      Hope you enjoy this recipe! It is a really good one for seafood and pasta lovers. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cyndi10,

      I did not make homemade pasta. I used a packaged dry variety, although homemade would be wonderful. The rest of the meal was homemade...but simple and easy to prepare. Thanks for your comment. Hope you give it a try sometime soon and report back regarding your results.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Suzie HQ,

      Hope that you will be using this recipe soon in your own home for a scrumptious dinner. We obviously also love all of the ingredients. Thanks for all your votes, shares, etc. The main thing is to ENJOY! :))

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Denise,

      We love seafood also and living where we do near the Gulf Coast, there is no lack of good ingredients for delicious seafood menus as often as we wish to cook them at home...or dine out in restaurants, for that matter. Have some fish in the refrigerator for tonight's meal. Thanks for your votes and the share.

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      Ky Cardinal 4 years ago from Louisville, Ky

      This looks great. I'm going to try it next week.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      This made my mouth just looking at the pictures. Homemade pasta will be a first for me, but paired with shrimp and scallops, it would have to be a hit! So glad you gave out the recipe.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi moonlake,

      So happy to know that you liked the sound of this recipe by reading it. Just wait until you taste it! Thanks for your votes and share.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Peggy,

      This is absolutely gorgeous and would LOVE it put in front of me NOW (even though it is 3.30am here!!) I am drooling at the pic and love all the ingredients being a major seafood, pasta and chives fan!

      This gets all my votes, shares, tweet, pinned! Can't wait to give it a go!

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      This sounds so good, Peggy, and simple. I just love seafood dishes. Thanks for sharing. UP/U/I and sharing.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      This looks so good. It made me hungry just looking at the pictures. Voted up and shared.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi pstraubie48,

      Hope that you and your company enjoy this easy pasta and seafood meal as much as we do. Thanks for your comment.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      This looks and sounds so good. I am a huge fan of seafood and am always looking for ways to serve them that will change up the flavors. This is one to add to my recipe files.

      Company is coming next weekend and I know what is on the menu, thanks.

      Sending Angels to you this evening. :) ps

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      Cooking shrimp and scallops is truly easy and fast. Of course...so is cooking pasta. Hope you give it a try. Thanks for the 5 star rating, votes and the share. Appreciate it!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      This looks so yummy! I usually order my scallops and shrimp in restaurants, but you make it look so easy. Gave you another 5 stars and voted up and useful!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Stacy,

      Butter helps the browning process a bit more and rounds out the flavor. Many professional chefs use a bit of butter along with olive oil...so you get the health benefits of the olive oil and a bit more flavor from the butter. Never had pesto? You are in for a treat! Thanks for your comment.

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      Stacy Harris 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      This looks super yummy... I will have to say, I am a bit of a pesto virgin. I have never actually had it before. But I do like shrimp and I do like fettucine! This not only sounds great, but looks easy to make to. Just curious though - why do you add butter to the olive oil?

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi pstraubie48,

      This shrimp, scallops, pasta and pesto meal is a simple to make and delicious dish. Nice to know that you like the sound of it. Thanks for your comment and do enjoy it when you make this recipe.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Oh, yes. Scallops and shrimp alone are reason enough to want to try this. But add pesto and pasta...sounds like a lovely meal to me. It has an added plus as it sounds so simple too. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi midget38,

      This pasta and seafood meal is truly easy to make. I just made a huge batch of pesto a couple of days ago using basil plants in our garden that were getting huge and needed cutting back. Once made, I put them in small containers and top off the pesto with a little extra virgin olive oil before refrigerating or freezing. It helps the pesto maintain that bright green color and keeps it from oxidizing. We will have lots of homemade pesto for some time to come! Thanks for your comment + the share. :)

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Looks delicious and easy to make! Thanks for sharing, and I share here too, Peggy!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello gmaoli,

      Am sure your pesto recipe will be a hit at your office pot luck get together. Most people love the flavor of a really good pesto. Thanks for your comment and enjoy!

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      Gianandrea Maoli 5 years ago from South Carolina

      I'm planning on making a pesto dish for my office pot-luck in about a couple weeks. I may just throw in the seafood portion with this info for good measure because this all sounds really good! In any case, this article is a great reference for this dish I want to prepare for the office. Thanks so much! Sharing this one!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Brett,

      This recipe is certainly easy to prepare. Nothing complicated...especially for novice cooks. Glad to hear that you liked it. Appreciate your comment and especially the share.

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      I'm not a lover of seafood, but that does look particularly good and not complicated ... for a novice like me. The scallops look really meaty too, don't think I've had them before.

      Shared, up and useful.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Ethel,

      Obviously our tastes run in similar patterns with regard to this pasta and seafood recipe. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for your comment.

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      Eileen Kersey 5 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Love all these ingredients so it must be one for me Peggy

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Thelma,

      Nice to know that this seafood and pasta recipe looks good to you. Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day also! Thanks for your comment.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Oh, how I love this recipe! I love scallops and shrimps pasta. It is very delicious. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely try this. Happy Mothers Day!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi sgbrown,

      Thanks for sharing this recipe with others on your blog. Am sure that you will like it when you give it a try. Appreciate your comment.

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This sounds so good! I love seafood and pasta, so I'm sure I will love this recipe. This is definately a must try. Sharing this on my blog too! Thank you for such a wonderful recipe share. Have a great day! :)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi 2patricias,

      Nice to know that you will be pleasing your hubby with this meal including the scallops paired with the shrimp, pasta and pesto. I know that mine loves it as well. Appreciate your comment.

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      2patricias 5 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      I often make pasta with shrimp and pesto - it's a great meal for those days when I haven't got a lot of time to cook dinner. It has never occurred to me to add scallops, and Wonderful Husband loves them. Will certainly add some next time -thanks for providing such a useful (and easy) recipe.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Gail,

      Thanks for your comment and votes on this quick and easy dinner preparation hub with seafood and pasta. Trust me...it IS as good as it looks!

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      That first photograph really made my mouth water! This recipe sounds absolutely delicious and seems easy to make. Thanks for sharing it.

      I gave it 5 stars and voted up across the board except for funny.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Ruchira,

      Pasta and pesto will be delicious all on its own. There are many variations of making pesto so feel free to experiment...and most of all...enjoy! Thanks for your comment.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      peggy,

      i am a vegetarian but a big FAN of pesto and I loved your recipe minus the shrimp.

      will try making the pesto sauce and am sure will do wonders to this recipe.cheers!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi bingskee,

      Here is a good link for you to read regarding shrimp and cholesterol which may or may not affect blood pressure.

      http://www.livestrong.com/article/2743-shrimp-chol...

      The controversy continues... But apparently, 75% of people have no effect from diet on cholesterol levels and, from what I read, shrimp is actually better for one than eating eggs (with the yolk) for the 25% of people who are affected by diet. Thanks for your question and comment.

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      bingskee 5 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      yum! will definitely try this one. is shrimp okay for people with hypertension?

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi katyzzz,

      Nice to hear from you again! Hopefully you weren't too hungry when you were looking at the photo of this pasta, pesto and seafood dinner. It does get the gastric juices flowing! Ha! Thanks for your comment.

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      katyzzz 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Wonderful hub as always Peggy, I've just been reading your many awards from hubpages and well deserved too.

      This recipe looks quite scrumptious, it get the gastric juices flowing just looking at the pictures.

      Nice to finally catch up with you

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Brandym2012,

      It is quick and easy. Hope that you give this pasta and seafood recipe a try! Thanks for your comment.

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      Brandym2012 5 years ago from PA

      Looks and sounds sumptuous.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi itakins,

      From one pesto "junkie" to another...glad to hear that you enjoyed this pasta and seafood recipe. Thanks for your comment and votes.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi amberld,

      I know what you mean! I planted one larger basil plant from the nursery to get a head start but have loads of smaller plants coming up from seed from last year's plants. Fortunately we still have some frozen pesto available to us. Thanks for your comment.

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      itakins 5 years ago from Irl

      This really looks delicious, and those brilliant photos (you always have) make me want the food right now.Another keeper! I love home made pesto,and it's so much more cost effective,especially for pesto junkies like me.Voted up++

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi ThePracticalMommy,

      Sounds like you are ready to go with this recipe since you already know how to make the pesto. The rest is "a piece of cake"...actually easier to make than cake. Ha! Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi ishwaryaa22,

      So glad that you liked this recipe enough to not only vote up but also share with others. Thank you and enjoy it when you make your own pasta, seafood quick and easy dinner.

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      Amber Dahnke 5 years ago from New Glarus, WI

      Looks absolutely amazing, can't wait for my fresh basil from the garden this year to make some more pesto!

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      Marissa 5 years ago from United States

      This looks like a great meal that my entire family would love. I've made my own pesto from a recipe my mom shared with me, so I would make it again for this. Plus, I LOVE scallops and shrimp. :)

      Voted up, useful and awesome!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Wow! Yummy dish! I am fond of pasta with seafood! Your instructions are detailed and the photos are drool-worthy! As you suggested that any seafood will be good. I would like to use fish and prawns(somewhat like shrimps but not exactly)with pasta. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up and Socially Shared.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi pstraubie48,

      "Heaven on a plate." Good way to describe this pasta, pesto and seafood combination for those who enjoy these ingredients. Let me know how your pesto making turns out. Once you see how simple it is, you'll be making it from now on, I am sure. Thanks for your comment.

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      This looks sooo delicious. I definitely will need to try this. Two of my favorite foods in one dish...o, heaven on a plate. Thank you for sharing and now I will brave the waters and give pesto-making a try.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Hezekiah,

      Let me know what you think of it when you give this recipe a try. Thanks for your comment and hope you enjoy it!

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      Hezekiah 5 years ago from Japan

      This looks good. May have to print this out and try.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You are most welcome, Judi. Always nice to be able to serve a delicious meal that does not take that much prep time in the kitchen. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi missolive,

      Nice seeing you here! Scallops are a good source of protein as you mentioned. Thanks for your comment on this quick and easy dinner recipe with pasta and seafood plus the flavor ingredient of pesto. It is yummy!

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      judio 5 years ago

      Pesto...one of my favorites, and sooooo easy to make. Thanks for this easy, fast recipe, Peggy.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      DELICIOUS! Beautiful too! I have always enjoyed seafood and scallops are so good. Not only are they tasty they are a great source of protein. Your photo is so nice and tempting. Thank you for sharing a tempting and great looking recipe. Oh, I do appreciate you including the nutritional facts - very nice.

      voted up

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello drbj,

      Any kind of seafood works just as well. We had the same preparation another time and used some white codfish in place of the shrimp and scallops and it was also delicious. Enjoy your lunch today and whenever you choose to make this recipe, hope you like it as much as we do. Thanks for your comment.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Thanks for this simple recipe, Peggy. I will try it but just with the shrimp - scallops are not my favorites. Dang, I knew I should not have read this before eating lunch. Now I'm ravenous.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Lesley,

      Quick and easy recipes are nice for everyone to have when they are in a hurry or don't have hours to spend on following a recipe. Hope you enjoy this one with the pasta, pesto and seafood of your choice. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Prasetio,

      Since you like all of the ingredients, hope that you get to try this pasta and seafood recipe soon. Thanks for your comment and the votes.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Peggy, quick and easy meals are good for me - and I love pasta and seafood, I will be trying this for sure, thank you and voted up.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mary,

      We buy the frozen scallops at Costco which are a little less expensive than buying the fresh. They are great and we thaw as many as we need when we want them. Thanks for letting me know that you tried and liked this recipe. As to Bruce being a lucky man...I am the lucky one as he does much of the cooking. I did do the cooking with this recipe this time (with camera at the ready for taking the photos). Appreciate your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cheryl,

      This is quick and easy as you can tell if you have the pesto made up ahead of time. Enjoy and Happy Easter!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Steph,

      We usually use pine nuts but just to see the difference, I used walnuts as well as some spinach leaves and a bit of fresh parsley along with my basil leaves in the batch of pesto that I used in this recipe. Still have some small containers in the freezer. It is delicious! So it can definitely be altered a bit from the traditional recipe that people think of when they think of pesto. The cheese, garlic and oil flavors are all the same. Hope you give it a try! Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Gene,

      This quick and easy pasta and seafood dinner IS delicious. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi alocsin,

      Glad that you liked this hub and the nutritional information as well. I tried to be as accurate as possible. The oil and butter and oil in the pesto actually accounts for many of the calories with the pasta and shrimp and scallops adding their amounts to the total. At least the EVOO is a good kind of oil. Thanks for your comment.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love pasta very much (Fettuccinie). It sound delicious by combine pasta with seafood. You make me hungry, Peggy. But you have done a great job by writing and share this information. Rated up (useful, awesome, beautiful, interesting). Take care!

      Blessing,

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      Mary Jones 5 years ago

      Yummy. Made it tonight but without scallops. They were too expensive at Whole Foods. Yikes! $18. for six scallops so I used just shrimp and it was very tasty. Made my own pesto. Delicious thanks. I love your hubs Peggy. Bruce is a lucky man.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Om,

      Sorry to cause excess salivation on your part by looking at my photos. Haha! Hopefully by now your hunger is satisfied. Thanks for your comment. :)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello yogiwan,

      I know just what you mean. There are many ways to adapt this recipe. For presentation purposes and the photo, I wanted to have the shrimp and scallops showing on top, but you are correct in saying that the pasta could be tossed into the seafood for the last minute or so of cooking. Would be delicious. Getting away from the seafood theme, thin slices of chicken would also be good with the fettuccini. Thanks for your comment.

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      Cheryl J. 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Quick and easy meals are welcomed in my household. I will make your delicious Dinner Pasta and Seafood recipe and put together the nice pesto recipe. Great photos and easy instructions on preparing this mouth-watering meal.

      Great hub.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Charlu,

      The pesto freezes beautifully. Just be sure to cover it with a little extra oil on top and plastic wrap like Saran Wrap and it will be just as good after being thawed as the first time you made it. You will never have to purchase pesto again from the store once you see how easy it is to make and store. Thanks for your comment. Enjoy!

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      Stephanie Hicks 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Hi Peggy - yum!! This recipe looks so delicious. We love pasta and seafood, and the instructions to make your own pesto have inspired me to try! I didn't know that you could replace pine nuts with walnuts. Sounds yummy! Rated up - Steph

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      Gene Jasper 5 years ago

      Sounds delicious

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Another great recipe from your kitchen. I especially appreciate the nutritional facts. Its probably the pasta adding all the calories. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

      This pasta recipe sounds AMAZING!!! The photos also made me salivate profusely. You did an excellent job at making me hungry, Peggy!

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      yogiwan 5 years ago from Reno, NV

      There are a couple of great things about this recipe. First, finding good ideas that work for one or two people is not always easy and having a great meal that can be prepared in just a few minutes is a bonus. Second, this menu can be easily adapted for a number of different meals by changing the main ingredient as you suggest but also by adapting the sauce. Similar preparation but lots of different tastes.

      One suggestion would be to cook the pasta a minute or so less than the package instructions and then finish cooking the pasta in the pan with the seafood. This will allow the pasta to soak in the great flavors from that pan adding to the richness of the meal.

      Chefwannabee at Your Smart Kitchen

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Pamela,

      Since you love seafood, I am sure that you will enjoy this quick and easy dinner preparation that is also good with other types of seafood. Thanks for your comment.

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      Charlu 5 years ago from Florida

      I love and I mean love seafood and pesto. This looks so good and is making me so hungry Hmmmmm. I've never attempted to make pesto from scratch especially since it's just me and the mutts, but now that I know I can freeze it I'm going to give it a shot. Great recipe and thanks for the awesome pictures for those of us (like me) who are so visual when it comes to recipes and projects All the ups but funny and thanks!

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      We all love seafood in my home and this recipe looks fantastic. I am copying it so we can give it a try. Thanks!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Lilleyth,

      Nice to know that you like the sound of this quick and easy dinner made with pasta and seafood and pesto. Thanks for your comment.

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      Suzanne Sheffield 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      Oh, that does look delicious. I'm bookmarking it.