Quick Creamy Prawn and Spinach Pasta Recipe

creamyspinachandprawnpastaWe were out all day on Sunday and I wasn’t organised enough to put anything in the slow cooker in the morning so when we got home it was a bit of a scramble for dinner as we were low on groceries as well.

I raided the freezer and found a couple of bags of frozen prawns and some frozen spinach and this is what I came up with.

The added bonus of this recipes is that my 5 year old could help out and everyone devoured it.

Do you have any quick emergency meals using stuff around the house?  Please do leave them in the comments below.


Quick Creamy Prawn and Spinach Pasta Recipe
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Pasta
Author: Mediocre Mum
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Serves: 3-4
  • 400g pasta (I used Farfalle, but rigatoni, linguine, spaghetti or penne would work as well)
  • 400g cooked frozen prawns (I used a combination of large and small ones)
  • 90g frozen spinach (partially defrosted)
  • 3 TBSP
  • Crème fraîche
  • 25g grated parmesan
  • Salt and Pepper to Season
  1. Bring a large pan of water to a boil.  Add the pasta and cook according to package instructions.  5 minutes before it’s finished add the prawns to the pan with the pasta and boiling water. Ensure they are cooked through.
  2. Strain using a colander and return to the pot. Add the spinach, cream, cheese and season with salt and pepper.  Mix well, until the spinach has fully defrosted.


Author: mediocremum

A slightly older mum of one, who drinks far too much red wine and has an unhealthy obsession with her slow cooker. During the day she's an ICT Trainer, Social Media/Online Marketing consultant and does a bit of public speaking. Full Profile on Google+

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