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Silky Creamy Greek Shrimp Pasta on ASpicyPerspective.comEasy Greek Shrimp Pasta with feta, spinach and olives. An instant family favorite!

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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.

How to Make Greek Shrimp Pasta on ASpicyPerspective.com

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…

Making Greek Shrimp Pasta on ASpicyPerspective.com

Today I’m sharing an old family favorite, a Greek Shrimp Pasta dish that is a holiday gift in and of its own.

Greek Shrimp Pasta on ASpicyPerspective.com

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!

Quick and Simple Greek Shrimp Pasta on ASpicyPerspective.com

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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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61 Responses to “Greek Shrimp Pasta”

  1. Alisonposted November 4, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Kenilworth on Halloween is the best! That said, you have now forever ruined my love of Heath bars.


  2. Anonymousposted November 4, 2010 at 1:34 am

    I've never liked heath bars but I can't wait to make this dish!


  3. apiciusapprenticeposted November 4, 2010 at 1:59 am

    I think it's probably wrong… but I actually laughed out loud at the soccer playing Hitler. And I love, love, loved the Benjamin Button baby. It sounds like Halloween was a hit!


  4. Chow and Chatterposted November 4, 2010 at 2:20 am

    looks great and I agree pasta is like that for me as well


  5. Emily Zposted November 4, 2010 at 2:24 am

    OMG that Benjamin Button costume is. a. MAZING. Seriously. Totally awesome. And you must have a LOT more kids in your neighborhood because we had a very slow night… and friends in other neighborhoods in the area have said the same thing, that they didn't get a lot of trick or treaters, either. And before I go, I will comment on the actual recipe, which looks awesome. I never cook with shrimp, but I should. I love me a good pasta dish myself!


  6. Belinda @zomppaposted November 4, 2010 at 2:46 am

    Oh my gosh! I can't believe how many kids you get!! That's amazing. I wish I was a kid in your neighborhood. I LOVE the costume – he's toooooooo adorable! I have been eating shrimp all week for some reason so thanks for this idea.


  7. My Kitchen in the Rockiesposted November 4, 2010 at 2:53 am

    Wow, that sounds like quiet the Halloween event. Unbelievable. Nobody came to our house. We live to far out.
    No wonder you need some recovery food. Pasta always works well, especially with shrimp, I totally agree.
    Recover well!!


  8. Prerna@IndianSimmerposted November 4, 2010 at 2:59 am

    I came here to respond to your comment on my blog and now Benjamin Button made me laugh SO hard I can't write :-)
    What a fun party! I wanna be thr.
    Well, thanks for your kind comments! If I knew you r from Asheville I would asked u for some recos. Next time will do. n BTW if u meet ur frnz from Chai Pani let them know that I loved thr place :-)


  9. Green Girl @ A little bit of everythingposted November 4, 2010 at 3:27 am

    Wow, so many trick or treaters in your area, in my community around 100 was the most I ever got. This year was so low, we hardly receive 50 :( still don't know why
    The pasta sounds so great, love your Villeroy & Boch serving dishes


  10. Nirmalaposted November 4, 2010 at 4:33 am

    Sommer, I love this dish. I make something similar but a little simpler. It has spinach but not the other vegetables. I'm going to try your soon. Good luck with your recovery.


  11. Annaposted November 4, 2010 at 4:45 am

    LOL…Oh Dear! It was a massive amount of people. But it looks like was a lot of fun. Loved your costumes. And yes…. thank God somebody else thinks a good pasta is better than Valiun…Carbs are my Prozac lol
    My neighborhood was terribly boring, nothing happened here. They are all too fancy schmancy. I was all excited about take pictures of the kids with cute costumes but I got nothing….I was hanging with a bowl of chockies and nobody to give. LOL Ain't that sad?


  12. She's Cookin'posted November 4, 2010 at 4:50 am

    Dang, looks like an all out Halloween extravaganza- Benjamin Button takes the cake! We had just returned from our trip, so did nothing but hand out candy – but at least we did that! Pasta for the weary soul :)


  13. Magic of Spiceposted November 4, 2010 at 5:02 am

    Sommer what a delightful post…and dish!
    I know what you mean about never being able to guess on the amount of trick or treaters.
    Love this comforting pasta dish :)


  14. Cristina @ TeenieCakesposted November 4, 2010 at 5:05 am

    Mmm. This is food for the soul. Lovely dish and it looks like a very eventful and fun Halloween evening. That's what it's all about and in such good fun! :)


  15. Kociposted November 4, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Woah! You got a lot more trick-or-treaters than I did. My neighborhood's full of old people, so I just ended up with three. You definitely deserve some yummy pasta as a reward for your efforts! Looks amazing!


  16. Tiffanyposted November 4, 2010 at 5:56 am

    THAT is exactly what I need….I just finished off the tootsie rolls…..lol, really, Pasta Althena sounds wonderful!


  17. Angie's Recipesposted November 4, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Gosh, you got so many kids at your door! LOL at Benjamin Button….so CUTE! I love your Halloween party! And the pasta looks delicious with feta.


  18. Katerinaposted November 4, 2010 at 8:37 am

    I can understand from the pictures that you enjoyed yourselves a lot this Halloween. That's what festivities are all about after all. I like this pasta first because it has the name of the Greek goddess Athena and second because it combines flavors that are very familiar and dear to me. Great pictures as well.


  19. thelonelyradish.composted November 4, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Ben Button and Hitler. Awesome.


  20. julieposted November 4, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I am mesmerized by the Benjamin Button costume! That is way too cute! It sounds like you had one crazy halloween! Your decorations are fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing the pics and the night!


  21. denise @ quickies on the dinner tableposted November 4, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Wow Sommer!! You guys really put the "Hallow" in Halloween :D Love the Benjamin Button and soccer playing Hitler costumes ROFLMAO

    The pasta dish is GORGEOUS and yes, that serving dish combo too! You know, I could swear I've seen that howling wolves pumpkin somewhere else in the blogosphere, not even 2 days ago!!! It's really beautiful….


  22. Kristenposted November 4, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    We had 35 kids come by on Halloween. I cannot imagine over 1000 showing up. I'd have to go into seclusion just to recover. Your pasta would help.


  23. M @ Betty Crapperposted November 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    I'm jealous of your Halloween and wish I lived in a community that celebrates like yours.

    p.s. I vote for cream instead of half and half. If I'm going to indulge in yummy pasta I want the cream.


  24. Heatherposted November 4, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    That looks GREAT.


  25. sinfullyspicyposted November 4, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I cant stop laughing at the Benjamin Butler pic..its cute n funny at the same time.I really wish some day to closely be a part of all american festivals and learn the different traditions associated with the..dosent look possible in Vegas..sigh!
    Pasta looks really yum..and leftovers certainly make great dishes a lot of times


  26. claireposted November 4, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Benjamin Button is such a cutie!

    Loved your costumes and I am so glad you all had such a bash!


  27. Carolynposted November 4, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Wow, you really do Halloween in style! But I bet it's nice to have the quiet back. Your pasta looks delicious!


  28. dmarieposted November 4, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    hmmnnn, just so happens, I have all those ingredients on hand! Thanks for the supper idea. Also, love the Halloween pics you captured, so thanks for sharing.


  29. Susiposted November 4, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    That Benjamin Button is too precious for words LOL Love your pasta recipe! Shrimp, feta and pasta, I'm sold and would love a plate of this :o)


  30. Monetposted November 4, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    I so enjoyed seeing all of these pictures! It seems like you had a wonderful night of ghoulish festivities. Thank you for sharing…and thank you for sharing your pasta recipe too! Talk about a bowl of deliciousness.


  31. My Carolina Kitchenposted November 4, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Love your pasta dish with the feta cheese. It's a great way to recover from Halloween candy.

    Halloween was big in Florida this year too, which is where we happened to be. We went to my brother-in-laws and he had droves of kids. I was amazed at how many big kids still trick or treat.


  32. Stellaposted November 4, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Wow, Sommer! I wish everyone in my hollow cared that much about Halloween-that must be the life. You live in such a cool place…
    Oh, and your pasta looks delicious. I would totally eat a bowl. Shrimp is my 'go to' food when I'm having cravings;)


  33. Evan @swEEtsposted November 5, 2010 at 1:07 am

    1000 kids!? we had 5! 3 of which were over 13!! Tat is absolutely crazy.. I wish we lived somewhere that took Halloween so seriously :) Your pasta looks delish by the way


  34. Marisaposted November 5, 2010 at 2:46 am

    Wow! What what a crazy Halloween! But it still sounds like it was a of fun. I love that Benjamin Button costume–great idea! This pasta sounds like a perfect way to recover from all the madness.


  35. Cake Duchessposted November 5, 2010 at 2:50 am

    What a fun Halloween. Love that adorable baby. Looks like it was a blast! I am also enjoying the photos of this pasta you made!YUM!


  36. Karenposted November 5, 2010 at 5:32 am

    A creamy shrimp pasta dish will always make you feel good! This looks great.
    I can't believe how many trick-or-treaters you get! We had 7. And they all came in one group. And we don't live in the middle of nowhere. Our high-strung dog was better for it!


  37. Cherineposted November 5, 2010 at 7:49 am

    This is an excellent Halloween party!! Benjamin Button is soooo cute!! And the pasta dish with feta is amazing!


  38. Priya Sreeramposted November 5, 2010 at 11:09 am

    wow what a halloween extravaganza! am sure it was loads of fun! and the pasta looks inviting to say the least!droolworthy!!


  39. Velvaposted November 5, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Just in time for the next round of holidays that will include the masses and heels tromping through your front yard.

    The pasta dish looks lovely. A nice break from Halloween candy and cookies.



  40. Heavenly Housewifeposted November 5, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Looks like you had quite a busy Halloween. I bet this pasta was the perfect thing to tuck into, and the fact that its a healthy diversion from all the candy is really good too. Looks absolutely delish!
    *kisses* HH


  41. Rosa's Yummy Yumsposted November 5, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Wonderful! I wish I could celebrate Halloween.

    That pasta dish looks mighty good!




  42. blackbookkitchendiariesposted November 5, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    i love how lovely the pasta dish look…it's just perfect! thank you for sharing this.


  43. lauraposted November 5, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Halloween in your neighborhood sounds like the type of event that remains in children's memories for a lifetime – how fun! I love the flavors in your pasta and agree that nothing beats the ease and comfort of a fast and amazing pasta. I rarely cook seafood and really feel inspired by the ease at which you make seafood dishes. xo ( :


  44. mr. pineapple manposted November 5, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    love the dishes!


  45. mr. pineapple manposted November 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    and the benjamin button baby is my favorite!


  46. Katie@Cozydeliciousposted November 5, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Haha, pasta as valium… I love it! Looks yummy.


  47. jennaseverythingblogposted November 5, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Those are totally my favorite ingredients! Wine . . . cream . . . garlic . . . yes!
    Loved your Halloweed pictures, especially the little guy going as Benjamin Button. That was adorable!


  48. Maryposted November 6, 2010 at 12:43 am

    What a colorful, beautiful dish! Love this!!

    New to your blog but lovin' it!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls


  49. Eileenposted November 6, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Looks like a Halloween to remember! Pasta always soothes the soul – lol…


  50. 5 Star Foodieposted November 6, 2010 at 1:55 am

    Wow, quite a Halloween event! We had just the opposite – with a Monday off I thought we would have so many kids and we didn't even give out half of our candy :) The pasta is lovely, I like the shrimp in it!


  51. Shirleyposted November 6, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Your neighborhood looks like so much fun on Halloween! We barely get a fraction of your trick-or-treaters where I live. And yum… I love pasta with shrimp!


  52. Deeba PABposted November 6, 2010 at 10:31 am

    What a absolute blast you had…everythign was so festive & FUN!! WOW!! Love the comfort this pasta offers…yes, better then valium! LOL!! I love the ceramic ware too… clean, beautiful lines.


  53. Kulsum@JourneyKitchenposted November 7, 2010 at 6:36 am

    What a lovely set you got there. And Benjamin Button totally cracked me up. LOL. So glad u had a good time.

    That pasta is busting with flavors, specially love the red tomatoes and black olives working in there. Incredible.


  54. Gitteposted November 7, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    LOL ohh look at Benjamin Button, that is too cute.
    Your pasta looks amazing, I'll have to bookmark this one.


  55. ♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥posted November 7, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    The pasta looks absolutely delish and yummy!!


  56. A Little Yumminessposted November 7, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Looks like you had a FUN halloween! Delicious and yummy looking pasta! Will have to try this one!


  57. Pacheco Pattyposted November 8, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Wow- that was us last year, a gazillion kids, ran out of candy etc. This year we didn't get as many, maybe because it was on a Sunday night? Anyway, we were left with two giant bags of Costco Halloween candy plus a ton still in the bowl. I want to throw it out but feel guilty so it's just sitting in the entry of the house. Your pasta looks amazing, great idea, so comforting:)


  58. sweetlifeposted November 9, 2010 at 3:33 am

    HOw fun Sommer…so many kids..oh goodness!!! The decorations look great and I love the costumes..perfect pasta to help you regain your strength..yum



  59. BakingWithoutaBoxposted November 10, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    I've been lurking. I admit. Reading your posts on my "smart" phone where I can't seem to post. Totally my bad. I loved the Halloween photos! Especially Benjamin Button. And that pasta is lovely.


  60. Samantha @ The Savvy Soybeanposted November 11, 2010 at 4:38 am

    That pasta looks so fresh and yummy! I can't believe there's cream involved because it looks so light…
    Oh and that benjamin button costume made me crack up for a good minute. SO CUTE!!


  61. Bethanyposted December 17, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I made the pasta last night and it was delicious!


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