Lemony Shrimp and Spinach Pasta

I love experimenting with new recipes, especially recipes that I can feel good about serving my family. I recently created what I call ‘Lemony Shrimp and Spinach Pasta’ by simply tossing together a few stray ingredients I had lying in my freezer. This meal was so yummy, my three year old didn’t even realize she was eating, no devouring, spinach. Score 1 for Mommy!

lemony shrimp and spinach pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of frozen spinach
  • 1lb of frozen shrimp, tail off and de-veined (I had shrimp that was pre-seasoned with an Italian seasoning mix- so if you are using fresh shrimp or unseasoned, a few shakes of Italian seasoning should do the trick)
  • 1lb of farfalle pasta (I was out of whole-wheat, but it is always preferred)
  • the juice of 1 lemon (I literally had one lemon lying around, on the verge of going bad)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 2tbs of butter or butter alternative
  • 1/4 cup of chicken stock
  • 1/2 diced onion
  • S&P
  • Italian cheese mix

Instructions

  • begin boiling a pot of water for your pasta; cook pasta as directed
  • over medium heat, heat olive oil and butter
  • add onions and saute for about 3 minutes
  • add shrimp and S&P to taste
  • squeeze in the juice of your lemon and add in the chicken stock and simmer for about 5 minutes or until shrimp is nearly fully cooked
  • blot your frozen spinach to soak up any extra moisture and then add it to the shrimp
  • continue to cook on low for an additional 3 minutes
  • serve over pasta, sprinkle with cheese and ENJOY!

I served ours with a side of tomato, a family fave.

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2 Responses to “Lemony Shrimp and Spinach Pasta”
  1. Ebony says:

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