Pasta and Garlic Grilled Shrimp

Garlic Grilled Shrimp and Vegetables with Ohio City Pasta

Combining Heinen’s garlic grilled shrimp and vegetables with fresh pasta and pesto makes Wednesday night dinner seem more like Saturday night. You could go to the trouble to grill the shrimp and vegetables yourself, but why would you when Heinen’s has done all the work for you? Just boil water and a fast and fresh dinner is on the table in minutes.

Garlic Grilled Shrimp and Vegetables with Ohio City Pasta

Start to Finish: 10 minutes
Serves: 4


  • 20 oz Ohio City Pasta or other fresh pasta
  • 1 lb grilled shrimp from prepared foods case
  • 12 oz grilled vegetables from prepared foods case
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated pesto sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Red pepper flake (optional)
  • Grated Parmesan


1. Bring a large pot of water (3 qts) to a boil over high heat.

2. While the water comes to a boil, reheat the shrimp on a microwave-safe plate for 1 minute or until hot. Do the same with the vegetables.

3. Add 1 tablespoon salt and pasta to the boiling water. Cook as directed or until the pasta is al dente or still firm but cooked through. Reserve about 1/4 cup of the pasta water then drain the pasta in a strainer in the sink. Return the pasta to the hot pot and toss in the warmed shrimp, vegetables and pesto, tossing to mix. Add a little of the pasta water to make a sauce and taste for seasoning adding salt, pepper or red pepper flake if you’re looking for a little spice.

4. Heat your microwave-safe plates in the microwave for 1 minute and divide the pasta among them with a sprinkle of the cheese. Serve hot and eat fast.


Carla Snyder
Posted by: Carla Snyder
Carla has spent the past 30 years in the food world as a caterer, artisan baker, cooking school teacher, food writer and author of 6 cook books including the James Beard nominated Big Book of Appetizers. Her passion is sharing fresh, cooked-from-scratch weeknight meals that cut prep time and practically eliminate that nightly sink full of dishes. Look for Carla on Facebook, Twitter (carlacooks), Pinterest and at where she blogs about everything from cooking for two to easy weekend entertaining for a crowd.


  1. Now that I have become a fan of this page, I can’t wait for each post. It’s been great for the kids especially when I’m running all day. The kids loved this recipe

  2. I’m all about throwing together fast meals, and this looks like a super-easy winner. Plus, it sounds absolutely delicious. I think I’ll make it tonight! Thanks, Carla! Thanks, Heinen’s!

  3. This sounds great – and it’s easy and quick to boot! What more could a working person who needs to get a tasty, healthy dinner on the table fast ask for?

    Do you have a favorite wine you would pair this with, Carla? Something that would go with the spice I would add in the form of the red pepper flakes?

  4. Sounds great! I have used many of Carla’s recipes in the past and this one will be next on my list.

    Thank you!

  5. Oh WOW! I love recipes from Carla Snyder and own a couple of her cook books. It’s GREAT to see her posting recipes on this site! And who doesn’t have 10 minutes to make a great meal. Thank you Heinen’s for having these ingredients! I really didn’t know there was vegetables that were already grilled!
    I can’t wait for my husbands reaction to this meal!

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