Wednesdays Unplugged – One-pot spinach shrimp pasta

“We are stronger when we listen, and smarter when we share.”

Rania Al-Abdullah

NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian ‘Quote Cup’ passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, along with an update and photos of what has been going on in our lives. I love trying new recipes…and love getting recipes you would like to share!

Our oldest granddaughter’s rugby team had its first match of the season last weekend with a 26-17 win on a beautiful day… cleaning out boxes in the garage resulted in finding a photo of our daughter on her first car from high school days, seeing Zippy made us smile… we ordered a BeYou chair that guarantees Active Sitting for our grandson’s birthday TWO YEARS AGO from a crowd-funded company… it finally arrived this week!!!


Clearing out garages also made me think about clearing out our refrigerator and freezer… making a few modifications from a recipe at filled the bill.


  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces pasta
  • 5 ounce bag baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish when serving

Melt butter and olive oil in a wok pot. Add garlic and shrimp, seasoning with salt and pepper. Cook until shrimp is pink (do not overcook), then put aside.

In the same pot, add milk, broth and pasta.

Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally so that the pasta does not stick together.

Once pasta is al dente, add in spinach, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and cheese. Mix until spinach is wilted and everything is coated in the sauce.

Add the shrimp back in and give it a stir until fully incorporated.

Serve with some extra parmesan cheese, if desired.

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