Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta with Spinach, Shrimp and Goat's Cheese

The boys and I got home last night at 6pm and dinner was on the table at 6:20pm. That's what I love most about pasta. It's quick, it's easy and it's delicious.

I used goat's cheese simply because our youngest can't eat cow's milk cheese as it flares up his excema. So if you want to change it up with parmesan or asiago, feel free. My kids love shrimp and it was conveniently in the freezer as I had picked some up on sale. The cherry tomatoes were perfectly ripe and just ready to be eatern and the spinach? Well, it's green, it's highly nutritious and when you cook it, it wilts and reduces substantially in size and that makes it harder for oldest to pick out of the dish! Not a fan of spinach? Add some zucchini to your tomatoes when roasting or cut it out completely. It's up to you!

Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta with Spinach, Shrimp and Goat's Cheese
(Prep Time: 10 minutes/Total Time: 20 minutes. Serves )

3 cups small shaped pasta of your choice
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
sea salt
24 - 30 frozen large shrimp
4 cups (packed) fresh baby spinach (or regular spinach torn)
1/4 cup goat's cheese, crumbled

Set oven to "Broil". Have oven rack placed in the middle.

Place a large pot of water on to boil. Once boiling, salt well then add pasta. Cook to al dente then drain, put back in the pot and set aside.

While pasta is cooking, toss tomatoes and garlic in the olive oil. Season with sea salt. Spread out on a sheet and place on middle rack in oven. Keep checking on it every couple of minutes and mix so it doesn't burn. Take out when tomatoes have collapsed and are soft. Garlic will be golden.

While tomatoes are roasting, place a small pot of water on to boil. Once boiling, add in shrimp and cook until pink, about 2 - 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.

In a large frying pan over medium heat, add roasted tomato mixture and spinach. Cook until spinach is wilted. Add prawns and heat through.

Place your large pot of pasta back on a hot element and add the tomato/spinach/prawn mixture to it. Warm through then add in crumbled goat's cheese. Mix a minute or two then serve.

Cari Snell is a mom, wife and the editor and recipe wrangler of Can I get the Recipe? An online source providing weekly printable recipes, shopping lists, great giveaways and more.

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