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Shrimp Tomato Spinach Pasta in Garlic Butter Sauce

Looking for a light, healthy, Mediterranean-style seafood pasta?  Look no further.  Try this Shrimp Tomato Spinach Pasta in Garlic Butter Sauce.  Fettuccine pasta smothered in juices from fresh vegetables, garlic, and shrimp. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 594 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp , fresh, uncooked, shelled and deveined
  • 5 tomatoes , medium size, fresh, chopped into large cubes
  • 1 cup spinach cooked
  • 5 garlic cloves , minced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper or more
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 10 oz fettuccine pasta
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated, for serving

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat.  Add 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil, until melted. 

  2. Add fresh shrimp and half the minced garlic. Make sure the shrimp is not crowded. Cook for 1 minute on one side until pink on that side. 

  3. While the shrimp is cooking, generously sprinkle paprika and salt over uncooked side of the shrimp. 

  4. Flip the shrimp over and cook for another 1 or 2 minutes until pink on the other side.

  5. To the skillet with shrimp, add chopped fresh tomatoes, cooked spinach, and the remaining amount of minced garlic. Add 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (or more). Mix everything well, remove from heat while you cook pasta.

  6. In the meantime cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water to prevent pasta from cooking and getting mushy.
  7. Add cooked pasta to the skillet with shrimp and vegetables with 1 or 2 tablespoons of butter. 

  8. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice.  Depending on the juiciness of your lemon, it could be 1/4 of a small lemon or 1/2 lemon. Don't add too much lemon juice. 

  9. Season with salt and more crushed red pepper. Warm up on medium heat until the shrimp is cooked through, and all ingredients are heated through.

  10. To serve, top with grated Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Tomato Spinach Pasta in Garlic Butter Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 594 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 324mg108%
Sodium 1349mg59%
Potassium 690mg20%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 2565IU51%
Vitamin C 32.6mg40%
Calcium 360mg36%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.