A quick and easy shrimp and spinach pasta recipe made without cream. The secret ingredient is mascarpone. Use pre-cooked shrimp and fettuccine for a restaurant quality weeknight dinner you can make in less than 30 minutes.
Prep Time: 5minutes
Cook Time: 10minutes
8green onions(about ¼ cup chopped)
5ouncesfresh baby spinach(about 8 cups)
Add pasta to a pot of boiling salted water and cook until al dente. Drain.
While the pasta is cooking, melt butter in a large skillet and add green onions and garlic. Cook over medium heat until softened, about 2 minutes. Add wine and simmer until it is reduced by half, about 2 minutes.
Stir in mascarpone until melted. Salt and pepper to taste. Add cooked shrimp and pasta, tossing until completely coated.
Stir in fresh spinach and cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
Barbara's Notes + Tips
If using fresh shrimp, add it before you add the wine.
Try adding mushrooms with the onions and garlic.
You could substitute creme fraiche for the mascarpone.
Make sure you use fresh spinach for the best flavor.