Pasta with Shrimp Spinach and Garlic Recipe

June 11, 2015 7 Comments

 Pasta with Shrimp and Spinach Recipe

Spaghetti with Shrimp, Spinach, & Garlic Recipe

We love pasta in our house and I love whipping up a quick pasta dish with on hand ingredients in the freezer and/or pantry. We usually always have a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer for those nights we make another favorite dish – Shrimp Risotto or a stir-fry with what’s-on-hand vegetables.

The spinach came from our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) pack and the rest of the ingredients are normally around all the time. We use spaghetti but fettuccine or bucatini pasta would work fine.

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Pasta with Shrimp Spinach and Garlic Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: serves 4

Pasta with Shrimp Spinach and Garlic Recipe


1 pound spaghetti

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 garlic cloves, finely minced

1 pound shrimp, peeled

Salt & pepper, to taste

16 ounces fresh spinach, cleaned & trimmed

Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Red pepper flakes - optional

How To Prepare At Home

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. While the water is coming to a boil, prep the ingredients. Mince the garlic, clean and peel the shrimp and clean the fresh spinach.

When the water comes to a boil, add the pasta and cook until al dente.

Heat a large frying pan over medium heat until hot. Add the butter, oil and then the garlic. Cook for one minute but don't let the garlic burn. Add the shrimp, cook for a couple of minutes on each side until done. Please don't overcook the shrimp.

Season with salt and pepper. Add the spinach and a quarter cup of the pasta water. Let the spinach wilt some and then add the spaghetti. Toss to coat the pasta with the sauce.

I like to finish the dish with a drizzle of my best extra virgin olive oil. You can add some now or perhaps wait until you serve it up in warm bowls.

Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and for those who like it a little spicy, be sure to have some red pepper flakes at the ready.

Spaghetti with Shrimp and Spinach Recipe



Last modified on Tue 28 November 2017 10:12 am

Comments (7)

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  1. This looks delicious. I can’t wait to try this in MY home!

  2. Sheila says:

    This was delicious. I recommend that you follow the recipe and note that everything is super fast. The instructions leave out the butter, so be sure not to. Be user to use the freshest ingredients. yum.

  3. Jennifer L Vreeland says:

    I make this all the time but I add fresh lemon and parsley…. It’s amazing!!!!! ❣️❣️❣️

  4. Ira Smith says:

    Can your recipe for the “Pasta with Shrimp, Spinach and garlic use (1) Angel Hair pasta? (2) could this recipe be made a day ahead and served cold? (3) Make a day ahead and warmed up the next day? if so how would you suggest to warm it up? Look forward to your answer…thanx

    • Sure you can use angel hair pasta and serve it cold the next day. Heating it up the next day is OK but there is a good chance you will overcook the shrimp while doing so. I personally would not serve it the next day to guests but for myself, I would toss it in the microwave to reheat.

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