Cheese Shrimp Penne Pasta & Spinach

Shrimp and cheese is a traditional pairing that everyone agrees on. When you mix that hearty pair with some warm penne pasta and zesty spinach, the only thing left to do is dig in!

Ingredients

1 box Penne Pasta

1lb Shrimp (peeled and deveined)

3 C Fresh Chopped Spinach, Kale or Arugula (do not use frozen)

1 C Mozzarella or Swiss Cheese

3 Garlic cloves (minced)

2 tsp Salt, Pepper & Garlic Salt

8 C Water

2 T Butter

1 T Oil

Directions:

1. Make pasta according to pkg. Last 5 mins of cooking add your shrimp to pasta water. Cook until no longer pink. Drain all but 1 C of water for next step. Keep pasta and shrimp warm.

2. In a pan add oil & butter over Med heat. When butter melts add, pasta to pan. Toss to coat. Season. Cook for 2 mins, stirring often.

3. Next, add spinach, cook for 1 min until wilted (add ⅓ cup more water here if necessary to steam/cook spinach) Last add shrimp and cheese. Stir gently until cheese melts. Do not overcook. Add more seasonings to taste. Garnish with dried cilantro.

Enjoy ❤

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Cheese Shrimp Penne Pasta & Spinach

Shrimp and cheese is a traditional pairing that everyone agrees on. When you mix that hearty pair with some warm penne pasta and zesty spinach, the only thing left to do is dig in!

  • 1 box Penne Pasta
  • 1 lb Shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 3 C Fresh Chopped Spinach (Kale or Arugula (do not use frozen))
  • 1 C Mozzarella or Swiss Cheese
  • 3 Garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tsp Salt (Pepper & Garlic Salt)
  • 8 C Water
  • 2 T Butter
  • 1 T Oil
  1. Make pasta according to pkg. Last 5 mins of cooking add your shrimp to pasta water. Cook until no longer pink. Drain all but 1 C of water for next step. Keep pasta and shrimp warm.
  2. In a pan add oil & butter over Med heat. When butter melts add, pasta to pan. Toss to coat. Season. Cook for 2 mins, stirring often.
  3. Next, add spinach, cook for 1 min until wilted (add ⅓ cup more water here if necessary to steam/cook spinach) Last add shrimp and cheese. Stir gently until cheese melts. Do not overcook. Add more seasonings to taste. Garnish with dried cilantro.
  4. Enjoy
Appetizer
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Cheese Shrimp Penne Pasta & Spinach

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