Shrimp and Spinach Pasta

This dish makes it easy to get both your vitamins and protein in one dish. Shrimp cooks quickly, in about 2 minutes, depending on the kind of heat you are using. In a sauté pan, cook for 1 minute per side; on a hot grill, 30 seconds per side.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1 lb. fettuccini
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 1⁄2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1⁄8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 bag (6 oz.) baby spinach


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to the directions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Sauté the garlic over medium heat. Add the lemon juice, shrimp, nutmeg, cayenne, and salt. Stir until shrimp turns pink.
  • Drain the pasta and turn into a serving bowl. Add the spinach to the hot pasta and mix in the shrimp; the spinach will wilt. Serve immediately.