This tomato spinach shrimp pasta recipe is healthy, super easy to make, and packed with flavor! Ready in under 30 minutes.
Ok, so I know that I post a lot of creamy recipes (they're my most popular recipes and people just love them), but I know that they're not for everyone... so here's one that's lighter and contains no cream. I can't please everyone all of the time, but I'll aim for some of the time. 😛
I love this recipe - I actually gobbled up quite a bit of it as a second lunch/early dinner (yikes) because it just tasted so good. I suppose there's worse things to gorge on, but sometimes the temptation of food blogging is annoyingly powerful. If you have any ideas on how I can stick to simply taste testing a recipe vs. eating a few too many bites, please send them my way. It's the biggest thing that has been impacting all my fitness goals. I've tried everything from making sure I've eaten beforehand to chewing gum to doing visualization exercises. I read that doing oil pulling while cooking is a good idea to keep your mouth busy. I may try that next!
This healthy shrimp and spinach pasta recipe would be even better with in-season tomatoes, but that isn't always possible. I find that the Nature's Sweet Cherubs are generally pretty good year-round, so I like to buy those.
If you want to add a little heat to this recipe, sprinkle some red pepper flakes in. You could also sub the chicken broth for white wine if that's more your style.
I like to serve this recipe with a little parmesan cheese grated over top, but that's totally optional.
Love spinach? Try my Creamy Chicken Spinach Pasta or my Creamed Spinach (with Frozen or Fresh Spinach!).
What to serve with this recipe?
Try garlic bread or a salad!
Other shrimp recipes you'll love:
- Creamy Lemon Shrimp Pasta
- Quick and Easy Garlic Butter Shrimp
- Shrimp and Bacon Pasta
- Easy Creamy Shrimp and Broccoli Pasta
- Easy Creamy Tuscan Shrimp Recipe
I hope you'll love this tomato spinach shrimp pasta recipe!
Questions? Made this recipe? Leave me a comment below. 🙂
Tomato Spinach Shrimp Pasta
- 1 pound medium shrimp (peeled & thawed, can remove tails)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 10 ounces grape tomatoes cut into halves
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 1 dash Italian seasoning
- 2 cups (packed) fresh baby spinach
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
- Boil a salted pot of water for the pasta. Cook it al dente according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, add the oil and butter to a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic once the pan is hot, and cook it for about 30 seconds.
- Stir in the tomatoes, chicken broth, and Italian seasoning.
- Cook the tomatoes, stirring occasionally, until they start to lose their shape (about 5 minutes).
- Add the shrimp to the pan, followed by the spinach. Reduce the heat to medium. Let it cook for about 5 minutes, stirring it/turning the shrimp until they're cooked through and the spinach has wilted.
- Season with salt & pepper as needed. Toss with the drained spaghetti. If you want a little more liquid in the sauce, add a bit of the hot pasta water.
- Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.
Going to make it! Yum! Tks for sharing!!¡
Easily adaptable to meet my weight watcher dinner.Used 1/2 the fats and it was great
Very good recipe, and delicious Thanks…
So glad you liked it, Carla!
Debbi Beard says
So very good! Going to try it with chicken for a family dinner. A couple kids have shellfish allergies.
Let me know how it goes! 🙂
Diane Pace says
I make this dish a good bit. My husband and I love it, very easy to make.
Wonderful! You're very welcome, Diane! 🙂
Made this tonight and loved it! Super simple and fresh. Perfect weeknight meal
I added some fresh lemon juice and Parmesan cheese at the end for extra flavor. Will definitely be making again!
Fantastic!! 🙂 Thanks, Katie!
Kara Fisher says
What constitutes a serving?
1/4 of the recipe. As to what that works out in grams/oz/etc. I have no idea. It's a calculation done by the recipe card software and pulls from a database to give a rough idea of the calories.
My husband does not like creamy sauces so I decided to try this recipe. I had my doubts but it came together nicely. I only added poblano and Serrano peppers and a lot of Oh, I used chicken broth instead of wine. I used Angel hair pasta and it was delish! Hubby gave it a big two thumbs up. 👍 👍
A lot of garlic. Sorry for Typo
Miranda @ Salt & Lavender says
That's great to hear, Sharon! Thanks so much for giving it a go! 🙂
Made this last night and it was pretty good! I added a few extra cloves of garlic and some fresh lemon juice at the end to give more flavor. I think next time I’d add more spice as well.
Miranda @ Salt & Lavender says
Glad you liked it, Katie!
Delisiouse full of flavour
Thank you, Lee!
Fantastic recipe! I subbed Sauvignon Blanc for the Chicken Broth, added mushrooms with the tomatoes, threw in a little bit of fresh basil with the seasoning and Parmesan cheese at the end to thicken it up. Natasha, your measurements and cooking times are on point, absolutely delicious!!
Love it!! I'm so happy you enjoyed it. Love your tweaks, and thank you for your review!
Clarence Offord says
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This is a weekly dish in our house!! Sometimes I use shredded chicken instead of shrimp too!
I'm so happy to hear that!! 🙂
Just finished making this and it looks and smells delicious! I was a little thrown off by the nutrition facts, specifically the sodium and carbs. I’m new to eating things outside of boring meat and veggies for healthy eating, can you share what factors makes this healthy versus unhealthy? I did use whole grain pasta and low sodium chicken broth as a substitute. Can’t wait to try!
Hi Breona! I'm glad you're giving this a try! 🙂 So, I am not a trained nutritionist... the recipe card just calculates the info (pulls values from a database) and gives the estimate. I include it as a courtesy since some readers like to have the info. Shrimp tend to be quite salty due to sodium-rich preservatives, I believe. I suppose "healthy" is relative... what's "healthy" for one person may not be for another, right? In general, though, I keep it pretty simple... I'm an everything in moderation type of eater myself, and this recipe has plenty of fresh produce and isn't particularly high in calories, so I consider it to be fairly healthy, but you can for sure do more research into the ingredients to see if it's a good fit for your personal diet. Something like my Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo, on the other hand (loaded with cream and cheese and higher in calories), I wouldn't consider "healthy", but can still be a part of a balanced diet in moderation.
Very good dish! I didn't have chicken stock so I made it without, and added juice of half a lime at the end to balance it out. Delicious, will be making again.
I'm glad you enjoyed it, Jessica!
A yummy and easy recipe. My family loves this..
I'm so glad to hear that, Alice!
Another yummy recipe for my Salt and Lavender binder. I added just a bit more garlic and seasoning and only 4 ounces of pasta. Perfect for two people! Thank you for yet one more delicious dinner!
You're very welcome, Debbie! 🙂
Very bland, I don’t think I would make it again.
Sorry to hear you didn't like it. Did you add enough salt? It's very important for a recipe with simple ingredients like this one. Did you use good quality ingredients? Tomatoes are currently out of season here in North America, so that may also be part of what you're experiencing.
Reginald Knowles says
Just made a pot of it for myself for tonight's dinner.
Saved to recipes.
Awesome! Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
Made it, what a fresh and healthy meal. My family went back for second's!
Wonderful!! 🙂 Thanks for your review, Carri!
This was delicious and easy! Whole family enjoyed- thank you.
Wonderful!! You're very welcome!
Althea Goodison-Orr says
Looks great! Can't wait to try it.
Judy Derkowski says
This is a delicious meal! Great for company, as well as for family dinner. It’s easy to prepare and such a colorful presentation
Thank you, Judy!! So glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
Could I use Chardonnay?
Add this yet but it's right up my alley! The ingredients I could eat all day. But I'm wondering where the "flavor" comes from. Ive made something similar sponsored by a well known cook and there was no taste. A dash of seasoning, chicken broth shrimp and spinach all seem pretty bland to me. Having said that, I'm going to try it out this week. Wish me luck!
Hi Patsy! You could always read through the other comments and see what readers say about this recipe. If you're someone who loves big/bold/spicy flavors, this recipe may not be the one for you, but you could definitely add some more spices to it. It's one of those simple recipes that doesn't need a lot of ingredients to taste good, but of course it may not be to your taste, especially since it sounds like you're already expecting it to be bland. Let me know! 🙂
Cynthia Knapp says
I made this recipe for dinner . Very good I used a cup of chicken broth n little cornstarch to thicken felt it needed more seasoning an everyone loved it. Feb 2021.
Great recipe! I jacked up the spice a bit, oregano, basil, thyme, and red pepper flakes, and added shredded Parmesan at the end. Think next time I’ll try less oil and more greens but we loved it!
So glad you enjoyed it!
Hi this recipe looks amazing. Can I use cooked shrimp and of so how do I add it to the recipe? Do I add it at the same time as the spinach as directed? New to cooking.
Hi! Thank you. If you've already got cooked shrimp, I'd add them in as late as possible just to warm them through (thaw them first under cool running water if they're frozen). However, in future, I don't recommend buying cooked shrimp for recipes like this one. Shrimp take only a few minutes to cook, and it's so easy to overcook them (then they get rubbery).
Jeanie Rule says
We really enjoyed this recipe last night. It was very flavorful and beautiful to look at. I used a little less garlic and a bit more spinach for our taste. Adjustments orked really well.
Hello, and thank you for sharing a great recipe. I made this for dinner tonight and it was super easy and delicious. Will definitely make it again.
You're welcome! 😀
Very good simple recipe... Loved it...Can’t wait to make again...😋
So happy to hear that 🙂
it was a ''MASH''. vERY ,VERY TASTY. WELL DONE.
This simple recipe was really delicious. I was surprised. I’m kind of a foodie, and was in a hurry. I can’t believe the flavor I got. I did use home grown tomatoes. The only thing I added was a couple shakes of red pepper flakes.
Awesome!! I'm glad you were pleasantly surprised. And nothing beats home grown tomatoes! 🙂
I fixed this for dinner, it was a hit ! My husband and I both enjoyed this recipe very much. I have shared the recipe with my daughters.
That's great!! Thanks so much for sharing it, Beverly 🙂
Melanie Solomons says
So easy! Had to adapt as no fresh spinach in shops, used cut up mangetout instead (popped it in at same time as tomatoes), also used oregano instead of Italian spices (only thing I had), used frozen cold water prawns straight from bag and used less water with stock (vegetable not chicken as daughter is pescatarian and wont eat chicken). Will definitely make it again!
I'm so happy that it worked out! 🙂
Cindy Tellekamp says
Wow! This is delicious and couldn’t be easier. My husband walked into the house and was immediately impressed by the aroma that greeted him. Sharing with my grown kids and will certainly make again.
I'm so happy to hear that! And thanks for sharing the recipe with your kids, Cindy 🙂
Made this today so quick and easy. Love it
This was really quite good! Liked by all. I doubled the recipe. I didn’t have enough grape or cherry tomatoes so I cut up some vine ripe tomatoes and it did the trick. Maybe next time I would add some fresh basil. But a great recipe as is. Thanks for sharing.
That's great! I am so happy that it was a hit! 🙂
I just made this dish, absolutely delicious. Very easy to make and was enjoyed by 5 of us. This is definitely a keeper.
Excellent!! Very happy to hear that. Thanks for taking the time to comment!
I made this today and I loved this recipe. It was light, delicious and quick to make!
So glad to hear it!! 🙂
Kristina Peirce says
Delicious and easy early summer meal! I needed to use up 12 oz. of grape tomatoes, 4 oz, of canned petite diced tomatoes, and a 5 oz. container of baby spinach...this worked perfectly! As additions, I threw in 1/4 cup white wine after the garlic (1+ min), upped to 1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning with 1/8 crushed red pepper, and sprinkled grated parmesan cheese on at the end. Thank you, Natasha!!
I'm so happy you enjoyed it!! 🙂
This is my second time making this recipe. 🤤 Question, what kind of white wine do you use. Cooking wine or any white wine?
So glad you like it!! I just use whatever dry white wine we have on hand. Not cooking wine. Usually Pinot Grigio or sauv blanc.
Monica Van Rickley says
Tastes great! We changed our shrimp for chicken tenderloins diced. Added mushrooms, and onions and I couldn’t resist adding some lemon slices and lemon juice of 1/2 a lemon. Topped with parsley and purple basil for more color and a bit of Parmesan. Thank you, for the inspiration and detailed instructions. Love your dishes!
Love how you adapted the recipe, Monica! 🙂
Can you use frozen shrimps
Yes, but thaw them first. I just put them in a colander in the sink and run cool water over them until they've thawed. Let me know if you like the recipe! 🙂
I plan to make this tonight, it looks soooo good! But How big is a serving?
Hi Trish! Thank you! A serving in this recipe is literally all the ingredients divided by 4... so a quarter of the recipe.
Does this recipe use raw shrimp or pre cooked? I have raw. I assume this would add cooking time ?
Hi Emilia! I use raw shrimp. They take very little time to cook. In any of my recipes, it's safe to assume they call for the raw/uncooked version of an ingredient unless I otherwise specify. Let me know if you like the recipe. 🙂
The dish was wonderful the whole family loved it 😋 I added a little extra spinach to the dish since when it cooks down it disintegrated lol. Thank you!
Yay!! Lol right?! It's crazy how much spinach shrinks.
Great dish! Thank you!
I made this tonight for dinner for my fiancé, he loved it!! He jokingly complains when I make pasta dishes but he commented that this dish felt light and healthy. His first bite made his eyes get big, he shook his head to silently tell me how good it was. This meal was easy and delicious!
Haha that's awesome!!
SYLVIA HANTLA says
Absolutely delicious and easy to make!!!
Will make again many times in the future.
Family loved it!
Wonderful! I am so pleased to hear that, Sylvia!
Made this last night...was absolutely delicious! I added sliced baby Bella mushrooms some red chili flake and served it over brown rice...Hubby loved it and is taking the recipe into his office today to share with his other foodie friends. Thanks for the recipe...I can’t wait to make this again!
I'm so happy you liked it, Susan!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
TABITHA KIZER says
Absolutely LOVE this recipe. Made it for my family and now it will be regular dish.
Aww so glad to hear it! Thanks for letting me know!
Amy Burk says
I made this last night and added kalamata pitted olives and a good squeeze of lemon. My family loved it. With the addition of a favorite ingredient or the omission of something for a picky eater, all of these recipes are quickly becoming my go to for meals with flavor, nutrition, and ease in making.
So glad it was enjoyed, Amy!! Thanks so much for leaving me a comment. Kalamata olives are my fav. 🙂 I'm glad you're a fan of my recipes! XO
Loved this recipe. I used cherry tomatoes and added sliced mushrooms. And I used dry white wine instead of chicken stock. It turned out absolutely delicious. This will definitely be my go-to prawn recipe when i have people over for lunch. Thank you so much
Fabulous! Thrilled you enjoyed it!
What are the chances you can freeze this recipe ? My hubby doesn’t like shrimp :((
Hi Sherri! Unfortunately, this isn't a good one to freeze. I don't think you'll have much sauce left, the spinach will be reallllly wilted, and the shrimp will likely get rubbery/a weird texture. You could probably halve it, though.