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Lemon Shrimp and Spinach with Spaghetti

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This recipe was originally published on August 31, 2014, and updated with new photos and content on July 23, 2017.

Lemon Shrimp and Spinach with Spaghetti – A quick and absolutely delicious spaghetti dinner tossed with shrimp, spinach, tomatoes, garlic, and lemon juice.

Lemon Shrimp and Spinach with Spaghetti - A quick and absolutely delicious spaghetti dinner tossed with shrimp, spinach, tomatoes, garlic, and lemon juice.

Lemon shrimp… mm mmm mmmmmm!

Happy Sunday, YOU! Are you enjoying your long weekend? You must be. I see the internets has been kinda quiet deez dayz.
Well, I didn’t really SEE it. CNN told me about it. They also said you were all going way-away to have fun. Lucky people!

I’m just gonna chill here in good ol’ Indiana and wait for everyone to come back. You can find me in my backyard, grillin’ and stuff. Just kidding. I’ll be back there, catching some rays and sippin’ on gin and juice. Err… I mean, sippin’ on coffee. And stuff.

Lemon Shrimp and Spinach with Spaghetti - A quick and absolutely delicious spaghetti dinner tossed with shrimp, spinach, tomatoes, garlic, and lemon juice.

Also? Not to sound too cliche or anything, but weather-talk is about to happen.

SUMMER finally decided to show up again around these parts. We went from cold, rainy days, to hot as hell, rainy days. We went from snacking on Pumpkin Spice Latte Bundt Cake last week to cooling down with Cucumber Mojitos last night.

Lemon Shrimp and Spinach with Spaghetti - A quick and absolutely delicious spaghetti dinner tossed with shrimp, spinach, tomatoes, garlic, and lemon juice.

While we’re on the subject of summer: I bought about 10 pounds of shrimp the other day and, as a warning, you might see more shrimp recipes pop up here and there, throughout the month.

Buuut, if you’re anything like me, spaghetti shrimp dinners are awesome! I mean, it’s easy, it’s DELICIOUS, it’s quick, and it’s versatile. AND if you stick to the serving size, it’s a healthy choice. YES it is. You can also switch to whole grain pasta and make it healthier by taking in some of that extra protein and fiber.

Lemon Shrimp and Spinach with Spaghetti - A quick and absolutely delicious spaghetti dinner tossed with shrimp, spinach, tomatoes, garlic, and lemon juice.

This Lemon Shrimp and Spinach with Spaghetti is roughly around 340 calories per serving. ‘Tis why it is my new weeknight favorite! Weeknights/weekdays are for calorie-counting. Weekends are not. I know it’s Sunday, but I’m prepping you for Monday.

Lemon Shrimp and Spinach with Spaghetti - A quick and absolutely delicious spaghetti dinner tossed with shrimp, spinach, tomatoes, garlic, and lemon juice.

Before I go off on another tangent, let’s focus on the recipe and hit print.

ENJOY!

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Lemon Shrimp and Spinach with Spaghetti - A quick and absolutely delicious spaghetti dinner tossed with shrimp, spinach, tomatoes, garlic, and lemon juice.
Lemon Shrimp and Spinach with Spaghetti
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Lemon Shrimp and Spinach with Spaghetti - A quick and absolutely delicious spaghetti dinner tossed with shrimp, spinach, tomatoes, garlic, and lemon juice.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy shrimp recipe, shrimp dinner recipe
Servings: 6 Serves
Calories: 341 kcal
Ingredients
  • 10 ounces spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound raw shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • 3 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 2 stalks green onion , chopped
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes , halved
  • 3 basil leaves , thinly sliced
  • 1 whole lemon , juiced, halved
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 bag (8 to 10 ounces) baby spinach
Instructions
  1. Cook spaghetti according to the directions on the package; set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil and butter in a large non-stick skillet.
  3. Add shrimp, garlic, green onions, tomatoes and basil.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, and add half of the lemon juice.
  5. Continue to cook for 5 minutes, or until shrimp is pink and tomatoes are tender.
  6. Add spinach and the rest of the lemon juice.
  7. Continue to cook for 1 more minute, stirring frequently, or until spinach is wilted.
  8. Add cooked spaghetti and toss to coat.
  9. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Lemon Shrimp and Spinach with Spaghetti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 195mg 65%
Sodium 745mg 31%
Potassium 647mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 103.1%
Vitamin C 45.1%
Calcium 18.2%
Iron 21.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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31 Responses
  1. Shar

    This was a nice light healthy meal and I followed the recipe exactly as written but felt that something was missing because it was a little bland so I added a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and lots of grated Parmesan and it was perfect for my taste. I will make this again.

  2. Laura Calandrino

    Hello,

    Love your recipes. New to your site. Is this lemon shrimp made with raw shrimp? It would be helpful to add that to your recipe instructions.

    Thank you so much. Plan to make this recipe soon!

        1. Hi! Yes, you can definitely use the precooked ones, but thaw them beforehand. I would add them to the pan a couple of minutes after the tomatoes and green onions, and cook until they are heated through, which shouldn’t take longer than 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Angela D Whitaker

    I made this at 5:30 this morning for my lunch and my husband’s dinner (he’s working 2nd shift) I can not wait until 12:00 to try this and make all my office mates jealous! So easy, so fast! I subbed in baby kale since we were out of spinach and red onion instead of green. Thank you for the wonderful recipes… I’ve enjoyed following you and getting email updates!

  4. Courtney Tarpley

    This lemon-shrimp-spaghetti, was simply SCRUMPTIOUS! I was delighted to find out that it is really light on your stomach and so guilt free. It is now a family favorite!!! Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful recipes!

  5. Hi Katerina! I found your recipe on Pinterest and it sounded delicious. I decided to make it tonight for the fam and it. WAS. AMAZING. Absolutely scrumptious! Tasted like something from an upscale restaurant. And so light and fresh. Not so light that it didn’t adequately fill our bellies for dinner… but nice and light like you don’t feel like you need to go hibernate afterward. My 13-year-old SON even gave it an 8/10 which is saying A LOT! I’d say it’s of utmost importance to use all fresh ingredients as you have listed and not substitute for the basil, lemon juice, green onionsetc (in case someone is thinking of shortcutting- just my 2 cents). Thanks bunches for sharing this- I just printed out like 5 more of your recipes! ♥

    1. Hi Amy! I’m sorry you didn’t like it, and I hate it when that happens. May I ask, did you use all the ingredients that I listed? Garlic, green onions, basil, butter? All these together add a lot of flavor to the dish so I’m just trying to figure out why it turned out so bland for you. Please let me know, if you can. Thank you!! Have a great weekend.

  6. […] I’m all about a quick and delicious, yet healthy meal at the end of a long work day and this recipe fits the bill. I made it recently and we enjoyed it with a good grating of parmesan on top, which the recipe doesn’t suggest but I think is absolutely necessary. All the ingredients are fresh, simple, and can be found at any grocery store. Since they’re all inexpensive, this is also completely budget friendly. I followed along with this recipe. […]

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