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Alfredo Shrimp Pasta In 15 Minutes Or Less

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Alfredo Shrimp Pasta In 15 Minutes or Less


Servings: 4

½ pound orzo pasta

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 pound jumbo shrimp, cleaned and peeled

2 cloves garlic, minced

Salt and pepper to taste

¼ cup heavy cream

1 ½ cups grated parmesan cheese

2-3 cups baby spinach

2 tablespoons chopped parsley


1. Start boiling 2½ quarts of water in a pot. Add a sprinkle of salt.

2. Meanwhile, heat butter and olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Place the shrimp in a single layer in the pan. Add the garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook shrimp 2 minutes per side until pink. Remove the shrimp from the pan.

3. In boiling water, dump orzo and cook for 7 minutes. Reserve ½ cup pasta cooking liquid, and drain the orzo.

4. Add the orzo back to the pan along with ¼ cup reserved pasta cooking liquid, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, shrimp, and finally spinach. Stir until spinach wilts. Season with salt and pepper.  

5. Garnish with more parmesan cheese and parsley.  

6. Enjoy!