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Shrimp Pasta with Sauteed Spinach Recipe

Updated on August 4, 2012

Shrimp Pasta with Sauteed Spinach

Our finished dish full of delicious shrimp pasta with sauteed spinach.
Our finished dish full of delicious shrimp pasta with sauteed spinach. | Source

Easy to Make Shrimp Pasta Recipe

While working at a family owned Italian restaurant all four years during my college days, I had plenty of time to try every item on the menu. One of my favorites was a tasty dish they simply called shrimp pasta. To make this dish even better, they had an upgrade where you could add sauteed spinach in with the pasta. Not ever being a fan of spinach, it took the cooks several times to talk me into trying this dish. But after eating it one time, I was hooked and have been making my own version of this recipe for my family ever since.

Being a mom on the go, this pasta dish is also one of my favorites because it is so quick and easy to make. From start to finish, this recipe takes less than 30 minutes to complete. So you can bet money that when the bags of frozen shrimp go on sale at the store, I am there with bells on to stock up my freezer. If you are interested in making this shrimp pasta with sauteed spinach, read further for a complete list of ingredients and step-by-step instructions.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 12 min
Ready in: 27 min
Yields: Serves 4 to 6 people

Shrimp Pasta Nutritional Data

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 255
Calories from Fat117
% Daily Value *
Fat 13 g20%
Saturated fat 5 g25%
Unsaturated fat 8 g
Carbohydrates 16 g5%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 19 g38%
Cholesterol 131 mg44%
* 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.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound frozen bag of shrimp, thawed
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 10 ounces spaghetti noodles
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated

How to Make Shrimp Pasta with Sauteed Spinach

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The ingredients to make our shrimp pasta.Thaw out your shrimp in cold water for 5 to 7 minutes.Pull the stems off the spinach leaves and fill up a 2 cup container.Boil the water and cook 10 oz of spaghetti noodles.Heat up the oil, butter, and lemon juice on medium heat in a frying pan or wok.Add the shrimp and spinach to the pan.Add all the spices to the pan.After draining the water, add the noodles to a serving dish and pour the shrimp mixture over the pasta.Sprinkle 1 tablepoon of parmesan cheese over the pasta.Our finished shrimp pasta with sauteed spinach served with cheese toast.
The ingredients to make our shrimp pasta.
The ingredients to make our shrimp pasta. | Source
Thaw out your shrimp in cold water for 5 to 7 minutes.
Thaw out your shrimp in cold water for 5 to 7 minutes. | Source
Pull the stems off the spinach leaves and fill up a 2 cup container.
Pull the stems off the spinach leaves and fill up a 2 cup container. | Source
Boil the water and cook 10 oz of spaghetti noodles.
Boil the water and cook 10 oz of spaghetti noodles. | Source
Heat up the oil, butter, and lemon juice on medium heat in a frying pan or wok.
Heat up the oil, butter, and lemon juice on medium heat in a frying pan or wok. | Source
Add the shrimp and spinach to the pan.
Add the shrimp and spinach to the pan. | Source
Add all the spices to the pan.
Add all the spices to the pan. | Source
After draining the water, add the noodles to a serving dish and pour the shrimp mixture over the pasta.
After draining the water, add the noodles to a serving dish and pour the shrimp mixture over the pasta. | Source
Sprinkle 1 tablepoon of parmesan cheese over the pasta.
Sprinkle 1 tablepoon of parmesan cheese over the pasta. | Source
Our finished shrimp pasta with sauteed spinach served with cheese toast.
Our finished shrimp pasta with sauteed spinach served with cheese toast. | Source

Optional Ingredients

You don't have to stop at the sauteed spinach. Add a few more vegetables in while you are cooking the shrimp mixture. Here are a few delicious options to add to this pasta recipe:

  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Artichokes
  • Green peppers

Instructions

  1. Open the 1 pound bag of frozen shrimp and place contents in a strainer. Fill sink with cold water and soak shrimp for 5-7 minutes or until completely thawed.
  2. While the shrimp is thawing, detach the stems of the spinach leaves. You will need 2 cups full of spinach leaves for this recipe.
  3. Fill a large pot of water and a dash of salt to start boiling the water for the spaghetti noodles.
  4. By this time, your shrimp should be completely thawed. Drain the water from the sink and pat dry with a paper towel. Remove the tails from the shrimp.
  5. Once your water is boiling, add 10 oz of spaghetti noodles and boil for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent the noodles from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  6. After the spaghetti noodles have been boiling for 5 minutes, add the vegetable oil, butter, and lemon juice to a frying pan or wok. Warm these ingredients on medium heat for 1 minute.
  7. Once the butter is almost melted, quickly add the shrimp, spinach, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, parsley, and salt. Stir these ingredients and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until shrimp is firm and pink.
  8. Drain water from spaghetti noodles through a strainer. Place noodles in a serving dish and pour shrimp mixture over pasta. Lightly sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese.

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Quick and Easy Family Recipe

With today's hectic lifestyle, this shrimp pasta dish is a great homemade recipe that you can pull straight from the freezer and have ready in less than half an hour. I usually serve this dish with a simple salad and cheese toast that bakes in the oven for 7 minutes. Whatever kind of bread you wish to serve, be sure to preheat the oven before you start this dish so your bread will be ready as soon as your pasta is done cooking.

I hope you get the chance to make this delicious and easy to make shrimp pasta with sauteed spinach recipe. If you have any questions or comments about this dish, feel free to leave these in the comment section below.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This sounds really good. I think I'll use fresh garlic though as I'm a big garlic fan.

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      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Oh my this looks so good!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      This shrimp pasta looks delicious. Almost like those pasta that you can find in Pizza hut. Lovely.

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Hi Just Ask Susan! I am sure this recipe would be awesome with fresh garlic. Thanks so much for the share and pin!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much Angela! Appreciate your visit and sweet comment!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks peachpurple! Hope you get the chance to try it out! Appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

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      stiedeman 4 years ago

      Looks delicious! I'll have to try this recipe!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks stiedeman! Hope you get the chance to try it out! Appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Thanks for posting this healthy recipe idea. I do love spinach and try to include it often in my meals. Your have written another winner here, Alissa.

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much teaches12345! We ate at the restaurant where I got the idea for the pasta recipe last night. Though I didn't get the shrimp pasta, I indulged a bit with a not so healthy calzone but I did add spinach to it :) Always appreciate your visit and kind comments!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Your recipes are great with such creativity

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Thanks so much DDE! This pasta is one of my favorites! Appreciate you stopping by!

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      Oh I wish husband ate shellfish this sounds so simple and tasty!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Oh that's too bad about your husband because this pasta dish is one of my favorites! Maybe you could have a girl's night with your friends and make it for them :) Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting daisydayz!

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