Spicy Shrimp and Spinach Pasta

This quick and easy spicy shrimp and spinach pasta is one of my husband’s favorite recipes. I make this on busy weeknights or for special occasions!

Spicy Shrimp and Spinach Pasta

The combination of shrimp in spicy garlic tomato sauce and spinach comes together with almost no effort and it’s sure to impress! I like to add in some extra vegetables for added nutrition. If you’re still looking for an easy meal using minimal ingredients, look no further!

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Spicy Shrimp and Spinach Pasta Spicy Shrimp and Spinach Pasta

If you love your food with a bit of an edge, you’ll go just as crazy for this spicy shrimp pasta recipe. Not only does it have stellar flavor, but it’s loaded with good-for-you ingredients. Fresh veggies and lean protein, and it’s ready start to finish in under 20 minutes.

Spicy Shrimp and Spinach Pasta Spicy Shrimp and Spinach Pasta

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You can use any pasta of your choice. I usually use penne or ziti but it would be great with linguine or rigatoni as well! Both shrimp and spinach spinach taste amazing with lots of garlic so if you can don’t skimp on the garlic and try and use fresh.

Spicy Shrimp and Spinach Pasta

Store-bought pasta sauce and pasta are two of my top pantry items, and I am especially picky about which sauce, as a great sauce helps you add minimal ingredients to a dish. In a spicy shrimp and spinach pasta with red sauce like this one,  a big source of flavor is the sauce itself. I like to use Raos marinara,  which has so much flavor to it already so I don’t need to doctor it up with additional ingredients.

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Spicy Shrimp and Spinach Pasta. A fast, flavorful, healthy shrimp recipe! With garlic, fresh veggies, red pepper flakes and an easy tomato sauce. Quick and delicious!
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces dry pasta; penne or ziti
  • 1 pound raw large shrimp — peeled and deveined (I use thawed frozen shrimp to save time)
  • 3 cups packed spinach
  • ½ cup chopped bell pepper
  • ⅓ cup frozen mixed vegetables or any vegetables of your choice
  • 2 cloves garlic; thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon red chili flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt; adjust to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 24-ounce jar Raos Marinara Sauce
Method
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Cook the pasta to al dente according to package instructions.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  4. Once the oil is hot, the garlic followed by half of the red chili flakes. Let cook for 30 seconds, then add the shrimp.
  5. Once the shrimp starts turning pink, add the vegetables and spinach.
  6. As the spinach wilts, season with salt and pepper.
  7. Add in the pasta sauce. Bring the sauce to a gentle simmer and add in the pasta to the sauce.
  8. Mix well, add in remaining red chili flakes and garnish with fresh basil or oregano.
  9. Enjoy immediately.

Spicy Shrimp and Spinach Pasta

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