Italian Pasta in Spinach sauce with Shrimp


  • 8 ounces of your favorite pasta (such as linguine or fettuccine)
  • 1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Pasta:
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions until it’s al dente.
  • Drain the pasta and set it aside.
  1. Cook the Shrimp:
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Season the shrimp with salt and pepper.
  • Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they turn pink and opaque.
  • Remove the cooked shrimp from the skillet and set them aside.
  1. Make the Spinach Sauce:
  • In the same skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Add minced garlic and chopped onions to the skillet.
  • Sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until the onions are translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
  • Stir in the red pepper flakes for a subtle kick of heat.
  1. Add Cream and Spinach:
  • Pour in the heavy cream and bring it to a gentle simmer.
  • Stir in the chopped spinach and let it wilt into the cream.
  • Continue simmering for 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  1. Combine Pasta and Shrimp:
  • Return the cooked pasta to the skillet with the spinach cream sauce.
  • Toss the pasta to coat it evenly with the sauce.
  • Add the cooked shrimp back into the skillet and gently combine them with the pasta and sauce.
  1. Finish and Serve:
  • Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the pasta and shrimp.
  • Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Stir everything together until the cheese is melted and the sauce is creamy.
  • If the sauce is too thick, you can add a splash of pasta cooking water to achieve your desired consistency.
  • Garnish with fresh basil leaves, if desired, for a burst of freshness.
  1. Serve Warm:
  • Divide the Italian pasta in spinach sauce with shrimp among serving plates.
  • Enjoy your delicious homemade Italian meal, and pair it with your favorite crusty bread or a simple salad if desired.

This Italian pasta dish with spinach sauce and shrimp is sure to delight your taste buds and impress your guests. Buon appetito!

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