Garlic Shrimp with Spaghetti Squash and Spinach

Garlic Shrimp with Spaghetti Squash and Spinach

I love when I think of a recipe and it tastes as good as it tasted in my mind!!! So here is my Sunday creation from last week. I had spaghetti squash on my counter and I knew I needed to use it. I love eating it like spaghetti with sauce and parmesan but I wanted it to be more – the main sustenance of the meal. So I added shrimp, tomatoes and spinach to make this quick and healthy dish of deliciousness!! I hope you enjoy too!
Garlic Shrimp with Spaghetti Squash and Spinach

Serves 2
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: American
Keyword: entrée recipe, shrimp recipe, spaghetti squash recipe, spinach recipe


  • 1 medium sized spaghetti squash
  • ¾ pound deveined, uncooked shrimp with tails removed
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 5 oz. (1 package) baby spinach
  • ½ pint plum cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup Shredded Romano Cheese


  • Cut the spaghetti squash in half across the width.
  • Scoop out the seeds and discard.
  • Steam each half of the squash; face down in about 1-2 inches of water in  microwave or on the stovetop for about 5 minutes . Let cool, face up for five minutes. It should be slightly al dente. Then take a fork and scrape out the flesh so it looks like spaghetti. Put into a clean bowl.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a medium sauté pan over medium heat.
  • Add the raw shrimp and flip when the bottom side becomes opaque. In the interim, use a garlic press and add the three cloves of garlic to the shrimp and butter
  • After flipping the shrimp, wait one minute and then add the spinach. Mix until all ingredients are combined.
  • Add  plum cherry tomatoes to sauté pan, and let cook for one minute.
  • Mix in the spaghetti squash and let all the veggies’ juices blend together.
  • Divide into two bowls and sprinkle with cheese.
  • Eat mindfully and enjoy every bite!!

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