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Shrimp & Spinach Orecchiette

Shrimp & Spinach Orecchiette

The Fresh Express® Spinach & Bacon Salad Kit is so versatile that you can use it to create a variety of dishes. In this recipe, combine it with orecchiette, shrimp and a lemon sauce to make a one pot meal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 2 packages Fresh Express® Spinach & Bacon Salad Kits® (7.7-ounce)
  • 8 ounces orecchiette
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound large, cooked shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Cook orecchiette in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package instructions. Reserve 1 cup cooking water; drain pasta.
  • Return the reserved pasta water to the pot; bring to a simmer. Add butter, garlic, lemon juice and zest; cook and stir until butter is melted. Add orecchiette and shrimp; mix well.
  • Add the spinach, red cabbage, carrots and bacon from the Fresh Express® Spinach & Bacon Salad Kits®; cook and stir until the spinach is slightly wilted. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese; toss to coat.
  • Divide spinach orecchiette mixture among four plates. Drizzle with the dressing from the Fresh Express® Spinach & Bacon Salad Kits®; sprinkle with almonds.
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