Garlic Shrimp Pasta

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I was really feeling like a shrimp pasta dish today Garlic Shrimp PastaI was really feeling like a shrimp pasta dish today. And what Mommy wants, Mommy gets:) This is so light, yet packed full of flavor. I was worried that the sauce wouldn’t be “saucy” enough and I can’t eat a pasta without a flavorful sauce, but I was surprised at how thick and delicious the sauce was. If you’re looking for a lighter touch to your life, try this recipe!

8 ounces spaghetti
4 cups fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
4-5 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 lb shrimp
1 cup chicken broth
1 t. dried parsley
salt and pepper to taste
2 T butter
3 T parmesan cheese (or more depending on your taste)
Olive oil

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta and return it to the pan. Add spinach and 2 tablespoons olive oil; toss and set aside.

While pasta is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet on medium high. Add onion and cook for 1 minute. Add shrimp and garlic; cook for 2 minutes or until shrimp begins turning pink. Add broth, salt and pepper; cook for 2 minutes or until shrimp is cooked. Stir in butter and parsley. Toss with pasta and top with Parmesan cheese. Add more Parmesan cheese to taste.

*Adapted from Tasty Kitchen

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