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Creamy Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Spinach

Creamy Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Spinach

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Creamy Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Spinach

This Creamy Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Spinach is a mouthwatering dish that combines succulent shrimp, al dente pasta, and fresh spinach, all bathed in a luscious and flavorful garlic-lemon infused cream sauce. 

It strikes the perfect balance between richness and freshness, making it an ideal choice for a comforting family meal. I love this recipe because it is easy to throw together on a busy weeknight. But it tastes like a culinary masterpiece. This is my youngest daughter’s all-time favorite meal and she asks for it often. 

 

Let me take you through the steps to create this scrumptious garlic shrimp pasta with spinach dish:

Instructions:

 

Cook the Pasta:

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Creamy Garlic shrimp pasta with spinach
Prepare the Creamy Garlic Sauce:

In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic. Sauté for about 1-2 minutes, or until the garlic becomes fragrant. Do not let garlic brown as it will lose its flavor.  Pour in the white wine and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let it cook for 3-5 minutes, allowing it to reduce down slightly. 2 tbsp Olive oil extra virgin, 2 tbsp Butter, 1 tbsp Fresh lemon juice, 1/2 cup White dry wine 3/4 tsp Dried Oregano, 1/2 tsp Salt, 1/4 cup Half and half or milk (can use heavy cream for creamier consistency), 2 cups Fresh torn spinach leaves, 3/4 cup Water, 2 tbsp Corn Starch.

Cook the Shrimp:

Remove tails from shrimp, drain well, and add shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until they turn pink and opaque. Use caution not to overcook the shrimp as it cooks fast.

Add the cooked and drained pasta to the garlic sauce, tossing it to coat the pasta evenly with the sauce.

Gently stir in the torn spinach leaves. Continue to cook just until the spinach wilts.  

Add milk or half and half.

Combine water and cornstarch and stir well. Slowly add to sauce 1/4 cup at a time and stir until it has reached a creamy consistency. If the sauce is too thin, add more of the cornstarch/water mixture. You may not need to use all of the mixture to reach the right consistency.

Serve:

Garnish your creamy garlic shrimp pasta with chopped freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

This creamy garlic shrimp pasta with spinach is an irresistible combination of flavors and textures that is sure to impress your family and guests. This recipe strikes a harmonious balance between indulgence and freshness, making it a perfect choice for any occasion.

So, gather your ingredients, follow the steps, and treat your palate to this culinary delight that’s certain to become a favorite in your household.  

 

Creamy Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Spinach
Creamy Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Spinach

Creamy Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Spinach

This easy Creamy Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Spinach is a mouthwatering dish that combines succulent shrimp, al dente pasta, and fresh spinach, in a flavorful garlic-lemon infused cream sauce.
Prep Time 10 hours 9 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 People

Equipment

  • 1 Large Frying Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound Extra large uncooked, shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 8 oz Uncooked Rigatoni penne, or bowtie pasta works well too
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup White dry wine
  • 3/4 tsp Dried Oregano rubbed in palm of hand to release flavor
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Half and half or milk can use heavy cream for creamier consistency
  • 2 cups Fresh torn spinach leaves
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Corn Starch
  • Grated Parmesan for serving

Instructions
 

Cook the Pasta:

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Prepare the Creamy Garlic Sauce:

  • In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic. Sauté for about 1-2 minutes, or until the garlic becomes fragrant. Do not let garlic brown as it will lose its flavor.  Pour in the white wine and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let it cook for 3-5 minutes, allowing it to thicken slightly.

Cook the Shrimp:

  • Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until they turn pink and opaque. Use caution not to overcook the shrimp as it cooks fast. Add lemon juice, oregano, and salt. Add the cooked and drained pasta to the garlic sauce, tossing it to coat the pasta evenly with the sauce. Gently stir in the torn spinach leaves. Continue to cook just until the spinach wilts.  Add milk or 1/2 and 1/2. Combine water and cornstarch and stir well. Slowly add to sauce 1/4 cup at a time and stir until it has reached a creamy consistency. If the sauce is too thin, add more of the cornstarch/water mixture. You may not need to use all of the mixture to reach the right consistency. 

Notes

Creamy garlic shrimp pasta with spinachIf this dish is refrigerated and reheated, the sauce will become too thick. You will need to add approximately 1/4 cup of water or milk when reheating to return the sauce to a creamy consistency. 
Keyword Easy, Fast, pasta, Shrimp, Skillet, spinach

I am Laura

Who I am is a Southern California turned small town, Midwest Mom. I am wife to Bruce, and mom to my three girls who are all now in college. I enjoy spending time with our quirky pup, Ollie, working in my little garden, and experimenting in the kitchen. I am dedicated to keeping my life as simple as possible and to helping others do the same.

It is my deepest hope that you will find resources here that will bring you closer to living a simpler, more intentional, and more peaceful life. 

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