Cooking Pasta with Shrimps and Spinach

This pasta with shrimps recipe is not your typical garlic shrimp pasta. I'm not using white sauce for this one, either. Instead, I have shrimp pasta with spinach for you; and with cherry tomatoes as its based.

Cooking Pasta with Shrimps and Spinach

It's definitely a treat (err.. trick) for the kids to eat some veggies. Get my pasta with shrimps and spinach recipe here; please, read on.

I created this shrimp pasta recipe one sunny mid-day while itching for something to cook at home. It turned out great! I hope you enjoy it, as well.

Ingredients in cooking pasta with shrimps and spinach:
- pasta
- olive oil
- shrimps, cut in halves
- spinach, cut in small portions
Note to separate the stems from the leaves. We'll cook the stringy stems first. :)
- garlic, crushed and chopped
- cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
- dried basil powder
- salt
- pepper
- fish sauce
- chili powder (optional)

Steps in cooking pasta with shrimps and spinach.
1. Cook the pasta. Drain and set aside for later.

Cooking Pasta with Shrimps and Spinach

2. Saute' garlic in olive oil.
If you're using spinach with its stems, I suggest to toss in the stems at this point to allow it to soften. 
3. Season with salt.
4. Add in the shrimps.
5. When the shrimps turn orange, add in the spinach leaves. Mix well.
Add a bit more olive oil to avoid the dish from drying up. You can also cover the pan to create moist and for the dish to cook faster.
6. Season the dish with fish sauce and pepper. If you want a spicy pasta, add a bit of chili powder.
7. Add the pasta. Mix well.
8. Add the basil powder.
9. Serve while hot.

Cooking Pasta with Shrimps and Spinach

Ok, if you made a lot of pasta (I mean more than what your sauce can accommodate), don't fret. Here's what you do: Before putting the pasta into the sauce, add a bit of water or vegetable stock in the sauce. Season the dish with basil powder, paprika powder, fish sauce and pepper. Let it boil under low heat. Then put in your pasta.

In summary:

Pasta with Shrimps and Spinach

5/5 stars
Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Cook time: 10-15 minutes (sauce) 30 minutes (pasta noodles)
Total time: 50-55 minutes
Calories per serving: Low calorie
Fat per serving: Low fat

  • Pasta
  • Shrimps
  • Spinach
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Dried basil powder
  • Chili powder (optional)
Cooking Directions
  1. Cook the pasta. Drain and set aside.
  2. Saute' the garlic and spinach stems in olive oil.
  3. Add the shrimps.
  4. Season with fish sauce.
  5. When the shrimps cook, add the spinach leaves.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Cover and cook under low heat.
  8. Season with fish sauce, pepper, basil powder (and chili for spice).
  9. Add the pasta noodles.
  10. Mix well.
  11. Serve while hot.
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About the Author: Beingwell loves simple home cooking recipes. She enjoys sharing her quick easy meals, including Filipino cooking recipes in this blog. 
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