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Pesto Stuffed Shrimps

Pesto Stuffed Shrimps

These pesto stuffed shrimps recipe is one you will be making time after time. Succulent, tender, sweet and flavor packed butterflied shrimps are stuffed with a sun dried tomato basil pesto and baked till perfection. This pesto stuffed shrimp is the perfect appetizer, finger food, main seafood course and the perfect way to impress at your next gathering or potluck!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword delicious seafood recipe, shrimps stuffed with pesto, stuffed shrimps recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 193 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 2 lbs fresh or frozen (and thawed) shrimps—preferably 15-16 count or bigger
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of fresh black pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp . extra virgin olive oil
  • Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto


  1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.
  2. Butterfly each shrimp by using a small paring knife, run the knife along the back of each shrimp (but do not go all the way through) and ending right before the tail.
  3. Using your fingers, flatten the shrimp cut-side down on a plate.
  4. Repeat with all remaining shrimp.
  5. Season with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  6. Arrange shrimp in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  7. Take 1 teaspoon of mixture and place on top of each shrimp; carefully securing the mixture by pushing the tail on the filling.
  8. Bake for about 6 minutes or until the shrimps are opaque and totally cooked through.
  9. Place each shrimp on a thin slice of lemon and serve.
  10. Note
  11. if using frozen shrimp, thaw before using
Nutrition Facts
Pesto Stuffed Shrimps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 381mg127%
Sodium 1369mg60%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 219mg22%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.