Easy Greek Shrimp Pasta with feta, spinach and olives. An instant family favorite!
Christmas has come and gone this year in a flurry. Parties, friends, gifts, acts of kindness and good will to men. Wonderful things packed in tightly together.
After all this, I need comfort food and a long winters nap. For me, a good pasta dish is equivalent to taking a Valium. It soothes the mind and body.
Strands of steamy carbs caressed with garlic-cream sauce. What could possibly be more appeasing?
Well, maybe the addition of some seafood, feta cheese, tomatoes, and olives…
Today I’m sharing an old family favorite, a Greek Shrimp Pasta dish that is a holiday gift in and of its own.
Loaded with fresh sautéed shrimp, spinach, feta, grape tomatoes, and olives, in a silky garlic-cream sauce. Plus it’s ridiculously easy to make.
Heaven on earth!
Try making our Greek Shrimp Pasta with a loaf of warm bread and a fresh green salad. It’s an surefire way to get your family around the table one more time this week.
Greek Shrimp Pasta
Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
- 1 pound favorite pasta (I used linguini.)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4-6 cloves garlic, sliced
- 1 pound large peeled shrimp
- 3/3 cup white wine
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 pint grape tomatoes
- 1 cup pitted kalamata olives, drained
- 3-4 large handfuls of baby spinach
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Salt and Pepper
- In a large pot, boil salted water and cook the pasta as directed on the box. Meanwhile, heat a large deep skillet to medium-high heat. Add the oil and butter. Once melted, add the garlic and shrimp. *If you like a thick cream sauce, sprinkle the shrimp with 2 teaspoons flour before adding them to the skillet.
- Cook about one minute, then add the wine and cream. Toss and cook another minute, then add olives and tomatoes. Cook another minute or two.
- Finally, mix in the strained pasta and spinach leaves. Remove from heat once the spinach wilts. Salt and Pepper to taste. (Season carefully, the olives and feta add a lot of salt.) Divide onto plates and top with feta cheese.
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