Waving my hands and feet for this Cheese Shrimp Penne Pasta and Spinach! This is the best pasta dish I have in months. It’s so refreshingly good and it has all my favorites in one plate – shrimp, butter, spinach, cheese, and pasta! I am obsessed with seafood pasta and this is one of my favorites. It’s creamy, cheesy, and savory. This is insanely good even my picky eater love this. My daughter hates spinach but she’s surprised at how delicious this dish is. She ate the spinach without complaining and even asked for another plate!
1 box Penne Pasta
1lb Shrimp (peeled and deveined)
3 cups Fresh Chopped Spinach, Kale or Arugula (do not use frozen)
1 cup Mozzarella or Swiss Cheese
3 Garlic cloves (minced)
2 teaspoons Salt, Pepper & Garlic Salt
8 cups Water
2 tablespoons Butter
1 tablespoon Oil
HOW TO MAKE CHEESE SHRIMP PENNE PASTA & SPINACH
Step 1: Prepare the pasta according to package instruction. In the last 5 minutes of cooking, add in the peeled shrimp into the pasta water and cook until the shrimps are no longer pink.
Step 2: Drain and do not forget to reserve a cup of pasta water for later use.
Step 3: Make sure to keep the pasta and shrimps warm.
Step 4: Add oil and butter into the pan. Melt the butter over medium heat.
Step 5: Once the butter melted, add in the pasta and toss to coat. Season according to taste and continue cooking, stirring often for 2 minutes.
Step 6: Then, add in the spinach and cook for another minute until the spinach is wilted. You can add 1/3 cup of water if needed to steam/cook the spinach.
Step 7: Add in the shrimp and cheese. Gently stir until the cheese has melted. Make sure to not overcook.
Step 8: Add more seasoning depends on how you like it.
Step 9: Garnish the pasta with dried cilantro before serving. Enjoy!
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