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Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine with Spinach and Tomatoes Recipe

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Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine with Spinach and Tomatoes Recipe – For a quick and delicious weeknight dinner, whip up this shrimp fettuccine coated in a light and creamy sauce prepared with spinach and cherry tomatoes!

Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine with Spinach and Tomatoes Bowl
A must try creamy shrimp fettuccine! It is SO easy to make and is ready in about 30 minutes. Also, this shrimp pasta tossed with spinach and tomatoes, is big on flavor and a bit easier on the waistline.

Friends, I’mma tell you somethin’. I am NOT a pasta lover. Far from it. Buuut, the rest of this household can and will live on it thrice a day, if they could. On their Top 5 Pasta Dinners, it’s my Creamy Lemon Shrimp Pasta.

I don’t understand the obsession with pasta, especially since it’s just a product of flour and water, but it is what it is, and I sometimes have to give-in and make what 3/4 of this family wants.

Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine with Spinach and Tomatoes Recipe

ENTER Shrimp Fettuccine. My little family can’t get enough of it and for good reasons; it’s really delicious! While I’m perfectly content eating only the shrimp with a side of the creamy sauce, serving it over some whole wheat fettuccine ain’t that bad.

skillet cooked shrimp

HOW DO YOU COOK SHRIMP? 🍤🍤🍤

EASY! As in, it takes 2 minutes.

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Stirring frequently, cook the shrimp for about 2 minutes, or until pink.
  3. That’s it!

For this recipe, after cooking the shrimp, you will remove them from the skillet and set aside; place the skillet back on the burner.

Creamy Shrimp sauce with spinach and tomatoes

HOW DO YOU MAKE A CREAMY SAUCE FOR PASTA?

  1. In a large nonstick skillet (or the skillet that we used for the shrimp), heat olive oil and stir in halved cherry tomatoes; cook for 1 minute, or until just beginning to soften. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  2. Stir in chicken broth, softened cream cheese, milk, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to the skillet; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat; simmer 2 minutes, stirring constantly, or until slightly thickened.
  4. Stir in baby spinach and cook for 1 minute, or until wilted.
  5. Add shrimp and cooked whole wheat fettuccine to the skillet; toss to coat.
  6. Stir in chopped fresh parsley and serve.

Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine with Spinach and Tomatoes

This dish is easy enough to make on a weeknight, but also impressive enough to serve at your next dinner party. Plump shrimp marry perfectly with creamy fettuccine, and the burst of juicy tomatoes and tasty spinach add a unique twist to the overall texture and taste. 👌

I intend to now head into the kitchen, pour myself a glass of wine, and make this creamy shrimp fettuccine, asap. You should do the same. 😘

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ENJOY!

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Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine with Spinach and Tomatoes Recipe - For a quick and delicious weeknight dinner, whip up this shrimp fettuccine coated in a light and creamy sauce prepared with spinach and cherry tomatoes! 
Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine with Spinach and Tomatoes Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

For a quick and delicious weeknight dinner, whip up this shrimp fettuccine coated in a light and creamy sauce prepared with spinach and cherry tomatoes! 

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy pasta dinner, shrim dinner, shrimp pasta recipe
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 388 kcal
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces whole wheat fettuccine
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 12 ounces uncooked large shrimp peeled, tails removed, and deveined
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 bag (6 ounces) baby spinach
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. Prepare the fettuccine according to the instructions on the package.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat; add shrimp and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Stir in 1 clove minced garlic and continue to cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until shrimp is pink and cooked through.

  4. Remove shrimp from skillet and set aside.
  5. Put the skillet back on the burner and heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  6. Add halved cherry tomatoes and cook for 1 minute, or until just beginning to soften.
  7. Stir in the rest of the garlic and cook for 30 more seconds, or until fragrant.

  8. Stir in chicken broth, cream cheese, milk, seasonings, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. 

  9. Reduce heat; simmer 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened.

  10. Stir in spinach and cook for 1 more minute.

  11. Add shrimp and drained fettuccine to the skillet and toss to coat.

  12. Remove from heat and stir in chopped parsley.

  13. Serve.
Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 7

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine with Spinach and Tomatoes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 233mg 78%
Sodium 459mg 19%
Potassium 449mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 24.8%
Calcium 22.9%
Iron 25.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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17 Responses
  1. I am the opposite of our family! I’m the big pasta lover and the other 3 could take it or leave it. I do wish I were of their mindset, but I bet I could convince them with this shrimp fettuccine.

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