Cooking Pasta with Shrimps and Spinach



This pasta with shrimps recipe is not your typical garlic shrimp pasta. I'm not using white sauce for this one, either. Instead, I have shrimp pasta with spinach for you; and with cherry tomatoes as its based.

Cooking Pasta with Shrimps and Spinach



It's definitely a treat (err.. trick) for the kids to eat some veggies. Get my pasta with shrimps and spinach recipe here; please, read on.

I created this shrimp pasta recipe one sunny mid-day while itching for something to cook at home. It turned out great! I hope you enjoy it, as well.

Ingredients in cooking pasta with shrimps and spinach:
- pasta
- olive oil
- shrimps, cut in halves
- spinach, cut in small portions
Note to separate the stems from the leaves. We'll cook the stringy stems first. :)
- garlic, crushed and chopped
- cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
- dried basil powder
- salt
- pepper
- fish sauce
- chili powder (optional)

Steps in cooking pasta with shrimps and spinach.
1. Cook the pasta. Drain and set aside for later.

Cooking Pasta with Shrimps and Spinach


2. Saute' garlic in olive oil.
If you're using spinach with its stems, I suggest to toss in the stems at this point to allow it to soften. 
3. Season with salt.
4. Add in the shrimps.
5. When the shrimps turn orange, add in the spinach leaves. Mix well.
Add a bit more olive oil to avoid the dish from drying up. You can also cover the pan to create moist and for the dish to cook faster.
6. Season the dish with fish sauce and pepper. If you want a spicy pasta, add a bit of chili powder.
7. Add the pasta. Mix well.
8. Add the basil powder.
9. Serve while hot.

Cooking Pasta with Shrimps and Spinach


Ok, if you made a lot of pasta (I mean more than what your sauce can accommodate), don't fret. Here's what you do: Before putting the pasta into the sauce, add a bit of water or vegetable stock in the sauce. Season the dish with basil powder, paprika powder, fish sauce and pepper. Let it boil under low heat. Then put in your pasta.

In summary:


Pasta with Shrimps and Spinach


5/5 stars
Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Cook time: 10-15 minutes (sauce) 30 minutes (pasta noodles)
Total time: 50-55 minutes
Calories per serving: Low calorie
Fat per serving: Low fat

Ingredients
  • Pasta
  • Shrimps
  • Spinach
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Dried basil powder
  • Chili powder (optional)
Cooking Directions
  1. Cook the pasta. Drain and set aside.
  2. Saute' the garlic and spinach stems in olive oil.
  3. Add the shrimps.
  4. Season with fish sauce.
  5. When the shrimps cook, add the spinach leaves.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Cover and cook under low heat.
  8. Season with fish sauce, pepper, basil powder (and chili for spice).
  9. Add the pasta noodles.
  10. Mix well.
  11. Serve while hot.
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About the Author: Beingwell loves simple home cooking recipes. She enjoys sharing her quick easy meals, including Filipino cooking recipes in this blog. 
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I'm Rizza, the accidental blogger. My cooking journey started with an awful adobo dish that even I couldn't eat. Now here I am with more than a hundred tasty and enjoyable recipes. I love sharing my cooking experience and recipes with you. I hope to inspire you with more tasty, quick and easy meals that I have cooked and been cooking for my family. Enjoy and do come back for more!

49 comments:

  1. I'm looking for your sauce recipe here. Did I miss it? I didn't get it. [-(

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    1. Hi Meikah! Nope, you didn't miss it. This is not our typical saucy pasta. The oil and cherry tomatoes are "the" sauce of this shrimp and spinach pasta. Make sure to cook under low heat so as not to dry your sauce. Add water or vegetable stock if you want saucy. =p~

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    2. Ooh ok... hmmm - yeah, sure sounds interesting! :) Will try this one out and will let you know. Thanks! Cheer!

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  2. Hmmmm... a love this kind of pasta recipe. Not so much with the sauce but more on pasta and shrimp. But need to add cheese here just to make it more yummier.

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    1. Agree! CHeese can be added along with other type of toppings, I guess? haha.

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  3. New pasta recipe for me, but I guess I have to pass on it. My veggie kasi.

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  4. Shrimps always go well with Pasta as the soft meat of shrimps does absorb the taste of the sauce.

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  5. Oh yummy! I so need comfort food like pasta right now. I feel like coming down with the flu.

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  6. nakakagutom naman. Parang no-sauce pasta ito. I'll ask mommy if we cant try this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. This one looks good! Might try this one of these days

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  8. i'm craving for pasta right now, yum

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  9. Maybe we can try this para hindi lang lagi white or red sauce ang apsta namin :)

    Mommy Maye

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  10. I love this sis...but you're right, it's trickier to trick kids into eating this healthy pasta meal.

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  11. The dish looks super yummy. I haven't tried shrimp with the kids yet but am tempted to do so soon .

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  12. kakagutom, haven't tried this recipe, I usually cook the usual way, grain pork/beef and hotdog...

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  13. this paste recipe is new to me.. i must try this

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  14. This is very interesting! I have been wanting to try pasta na hindi sauce based. I like this one because the natural oils are its bases!

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  15. OMG! gusto ko yan! I want to try that one..

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  16. ooh... shrimp, my fave. this is also perfect for meatless fridays during lent

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  17. i'm more of an eater than the cook. so i'll try to ask for my mom to prepare this for the family (she's one of the best cook in the world!) keep on sharing your cooking gift. :)

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  18. This seems delicious and healthy too. We tried pasta marinara at home and this will surely be a hit too :)

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  19. this is something new to me.. =p~

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  20. Okay. I just need to bookmark this! haha.. Shrimps are a fave especially with pasta :)

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  21. Nice twist to cooking pasta. But I'm allergic to shrimps perhaps other ingredients like bacon or chicken?

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    1. Chicken for a low-fat version; bacon for a tastier dish. Or both, pde rin, sis! cheer

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  22. i like this one, i still have linguine i will cook this for my lunch today hahaha

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  23. I love food and I always wish I can cook... :(

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  24. I love shrimps and to add it to this pasta recipe sure looks so yummy! good job, sis! :-)

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  25. My kids love shrimps, hopefully they eat the spinach as well. Yum! Pasta is an in-demand dish at the house, everyone loves to eat it.

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  26. I could try this one day. I have been meaning to use shrimp in pasta and cannot seem to find a good recipe.

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  27. This recipe looks good! And it looks healthy, too. This is a must-try! :-)

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  28. Wow! Pasta and Shrimp? Perfect combo! This looks delish!

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  29. Those cherry tomatoes FTW! Although it's quiet expensive.

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  30. wowl ove this recipe! tried to cook pasta with prawns before but never yet with spinach! xx

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  31. looks yummy! I've yet to experiment on my pasta as kids love the usual sweet one!

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  32. I love shrimp pasta! Might try the recipe next weekend. Spinach!

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  33. thats so yummy!!! will try it. so sick of bacon and tuna as the main ingredient. hahaha

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  34. OMG Rizza.. I love pastas.. I love tomatoes.. I love spinach I love shrimps. In short.. I love everything you created here! You're very talented, you should have your own show. :)

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  35. hmm.. another pasta dish with a twist? I wish I can cook one of your recipe here especially the pasta dish.. my son loves pasta eh

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  36. Must try! A brand new twist for the typical Filipino spaghetti dish!

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  37. Love it! You didn't use tomato sauce?

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  38. Kung may sipag lang siguro ako magluto, lulutuin ko to. Mukhang yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

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  39. Shrimps and spinach? Interesting mixture for pasta. Not really if it's true but just to make sure don't drink vitamin C if you're having this.

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  40. I am reminded of our dinner today. :D We had spaghetti. :D

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  41. It is one of my favorite dishes and I will borrow your recipe... Delicious! :-)
    Eliz

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  42. The boyfriend and I both had pasta with seafood today, sa kanya with tomato based sauce ako seafood carbonara. Pero mas mukhang interesting pa rin yung recipe mo :)

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