February 9th, 2016

Easy Shrimp Scampi and Spinach Alfredo

When it comes to quick weeknight meals, frozen shrimp is a staple at our house. With some frozen shrimp and a few additional ingredients, I can create a restaurant-style meal like this Shrimp Scampi and Spinach Alfredo in no time! My boys all love seafood, and Alfredo is one of their all-time favorites, so this was a huge hit at our house.

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To make this meal even easier, I started with Shrimp Scampi from SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co. It’s got all the buttery sauce and herbs you need for a delicious Alfredo sauce right in the box. I just added some cream, along with Parmesan cheese and spinach, then tossed everything with cooked linguine and dinner was done! 

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The shrimp scampi cooks up in less than 10 minutes, so I like to cook the pasta while I’m sauteeing my shrimp. Believe it or not, you’ll have this entire dish on the table in about 15 minutes! I used two boxes of SeaPak Shrimp Scampi in this recipe, but you could easily cut that in half to serve fewer people. Although we certainly didn’t have any leftovers!

In fact, I recommend keeping the ingredients for this shrimp Alfredo handy for those busy weeknights when you need to get dinner ready in a hurry. SeaPak’s Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp and Popcorn Shrimp are also great for quick week night meals.

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Once the scampi is fully cooked, just stir in the cream and Parmesan cheese and simmer everything for a few minutes to thicken the sauce. Then add the spinach and cook a few minutes longer until it’s just wilted. Then add your cooked pasta and toss to coat well. That’s all there is to it!

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My kids will happily eat spinach in this dish, as long as I don’t use too much, so if you like more, go for it! And if you happen to have any leftover roasted or grilled veggies, throw those in too. This is a really versatile recipe, so feel free to add your favorite veggies. Just be sure to add vegetables that will cook quickly, or have already been cooked.

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Easy Shrimp Scampi and Spinach Alfredo

Preparation 5 min 2017-03-27T00:05:00+00:00 Cook Time 15 min 2017-03-27T00:15:00+00:00
Serves 1     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 2 (12 oz.) boxes SeaPak Shrimp Scampi
  • 16 ounces linguine or fettuccine
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3-4 cups baby spinach

Instructions

  1. Prepare shrimp scampi according to package instructions.
  2. While shrimp is cooking, prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. When shrimp scampi is fully cooked, stir in cream and Parmesan cheese. Simmer a few minutes longer, until sauce is thickened and cheese is melted. Stir in spinach and cook until just wilted.
  4. In a large bowl or serving dish, toss together pasta and sauce. Serve immediately.

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Living in Colorado, we love the chance to enjoy #MoreCoastal dishes like this Shrimp Scampi and Spinach Alfredo. What’s your favorite way to enjoy shrimp in an easy, week night dinner?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SeaPak. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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