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Rosemary Shrimp with Spaghetti

I came up with this recipe on a busy weeknight when I was pressed for time. Now it’s my go-to dish whenever I need a quick, nutritious meal. Serve this with garlic bread so you can scoop every last bit of goodness off your plate! —Candace Havely, Sterling, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked white fiber or whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add shrimp, garlic and rosemary; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Stir in spinach; cook, covered, until slightly wilted.
  • Add spaghetti, lemon juice, salt and pepper; toss to combine, adding reserved pasta water as desired. Sprinkle with cheese. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, until cheese is softened.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 349 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 142mg cholesterol, 366mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 8g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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  • abashu
    Jan 21, 2021

    We think it needs more spinach and I think it needs for Feta but those it was really good the way it is in the recipe.

  • Jocelyn
    Feb 25, 2019

    This was an amazing meal for my family! It was quick, delicious, and affordable! I had to double up on the ingredients because I have a large crowd. But it served well with the salad. Thank you.

  • DuckyD
    May 24, 2018

    This is an excellent dish prepared exactly as instructions suggest. It was easy and delicious.

  • KJacobsRandolph
    Jan 9, 2018

    This is wonderful! I've been making this since I saw it on your website a year ago, and it is now part of our regular rotation. My husband isn't a big fan of cooked spinach, so over time I have modified it to leave that out and add julienned peppers and halved cherry tomatoes. I also use the juice of one whole lemon instead of just 2T because we like a little more sauce. Definitely a keeper!

  • ojc0806
    Sep 20, 2017

    The house smelled so good! Followed recipe as is. Nice change from already or marinara.

  • Marcia
    Aug 6, 2017

    This was really good. My husband even raved about how good this was. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. There was way too much spaghetti through. We used less spaghetti and there still too much spaghetti. I added 1/4 cup fresh basil and less than 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves diced with the shrimp, garlic, olive oil, rosemary leaves

  • JacBar1962
    Jan 10, 2017

    Loved this! Easy to make, good flavor. Next time I will add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to finish. Also fresh cremini mushrooms. EDIT:. Made with the fried mushrooms and half cup heavy cream. This was awesome! Have recommended this to friends, and they are loving it too!

  • countrybumbill
    Jan 4, 2017

    Used spaghetti squash instead

  • joyjoy450
    Jun 8, 2011

    My 8 yr. old and I LOVE this recipe and make it at least once or twice a month. Added mushrooms tonight and it was fabulous!

  • soccer_mom
    Jan 9, 2011

    This is my daughters' absolute favorite! Easy to prepare - flavor is wonderful! We make it frequently!