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Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe - Easy, quick and delicious dinner including shrimp and pasta coated in a light and flavorful garlic butter sauce with tomatoes and spinach.

Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Easy, quick and delicious dinner including shrimp and pasta with tomatoes and spinach, all coated in a light and flavorful garlic butter sauce.

Blue: 12   Green: 12   Purple: 12   Freestyle: 7
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 429 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces whole wheat penne pasta
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 8 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
  • red pepper flakes, for garnish (optional)
  • grated parmesan, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to the instructions on the package; drain.

  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. 

  3. Add garlic, parsley and oregano; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute, or until fragrant.

  4. Season shrimp with salt and pepper; add to the skillet and cook for 4 minutes, or until pink; remove shrimp from skillet and set aside. Cover to keep them warm.

  5. Melt remaining butter in the skillet; add tomatoes, spinach, and basil, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until spinach is wilted and tomatoes begin to release their juices.

  6. Add prepared pasta to the skillet with the tomatoes and spinach. 

  7. Add shrimp to the skillet; stir until everything is well combined.

  8. Remove from heat; garnish with red pepper flakes and grated parmesan.

  9. Serve.

Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 7

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 429 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 315mg105%
Sodium 532mg22%
Potassium 503mg14%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 5930IU119%
Vitamin C 30.5mg37%
Calcium 241mg24%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.