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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

Katerina | Diethood
Easy, quick and delicious dinner including shrimp and pasta with tomatoes and spinach, all coated in a light and flavorful garlic butter sauce.
Servings : 4 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins

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
 

  • Cook pasta according to the instructions on the package; drain.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. 
  • Add garlic, parsley and oregano; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add prepared pasta to the skillet with the tomatoes and spinach. 
  • Add shrimp to the skillet; stir until everything is well combined.
  • Remove from heat; garnish with red pepper flakes and grated parmesan.
  • Serve.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 7

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5 cups | Calories: 429 kcal | Carbohydrates: 40 g | Protein: 32 g | Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Cholesterol: 315 mg | Sodium: 532 mg | Potassium: 503 mg | Fiber: 5 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 5930 IU | Vitamin C: 30.5 mg | Calcium: 241 mg | Iron: 4.4 mg | Net Carbs: 35 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy shrimp recipe, shrimp dinner recipe, shrimp pasta recipe