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Cheese Shrimp Penne Pasta & Spinach

by Iber


  • 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


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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