Italian Shrimp Pasta

Italian Shrimp Pasta with Spinach and Asiago Cheese is super flavorful Italian style meal that is ready and on the table in under 30 minutes. Bursting with flavor from garlic and asiago, this recipe is a perfect main dish, one bowl recipe for lunch or dinner. 

Italian Shrimp Pasta

Making Recipes Your Way

This Italian Shrimp Pasta recipe was inspired by a recipe from Giada De Laurentiis as I watched her make something similar on a tv show one day. What she made sounded and looked so delicious I wanted to make it. However, I didn’t have all the ingredients she used to make her dish.

So, I went with what I had and came out with a dish that was delicious on my own. I went with spinach as it is one of hubby’s favorite veggies and I tossed in asiago cheese, which is a favorite of mine. The combination was so good we had it later again the next week!

What You Need To Make Italian Shrimp Pasta

Bowtie Pasta is what I had on hand, but a spiral pasta or cavatappi would be great as well.

Raw Shrimp, peeled and deveined

Olive Oil

Fresh Spinach

Cherry Tomatoes

Asiago Cheese is similar to parmesan cheese but not quite as dry.

Tips, Recommendations, and Substitutions

  • Reserve 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and toss it with the cooked pasta to keep it from sticking together while you are preparing the rest of the meal.
  • Measure the cherry tomatoes before cutting them in half.
  • Substitute parmesan cheese for the asiago cheese.
  • Use bay scallops in place of the shrimp
  • Substitute 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder for the garlic cloves

More Italian Style Recipes You May Enjoy

Cheesy Italian Bread

Homemade Pasta Sauce

Mom’s Italian Style Deviled Eggs

Italian Sausage Sandwiches

Italian Christmas Cookies

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Course: Main Dish
Keyword: Asiago Shrimp and Spinach Pasta Bowl
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 288kcal


  • 8 ounces bow tie pasta
  • 1 lb precooked shrimp
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 9 ounce bag fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup grated Asiago


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain pasta reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.
  • Warm olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the spinach, tomatoes, and cooked shrimp and cook 2 minutes or until the spinach wilts and shrimp is warmed
  • Add the cooked pasta and toss.
  • Stir in the cheese, salt, pepper, and the pasta cooking liquid.


Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 905mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. SaraLynn April 14, 2008 at 12:16 am - Reply

    Yum Yum Yum!

    This looks wonderful!
    Hopefully things will slow down for ya!

  2. What A Dish! April 14, 2008 at 3:49 am - Reply

    This looks really good- I love pasta. 😉

  3. Kevin April 15, 2008 at 1:12 am - Reply

    That shrimp and spinach pasta looks good!

  4. Bellini Valli April 15, 2008 at 1:37 am - Reply

    There is nothing like pasta Honey B to get you back into the kitchen and cooking for your family:D

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