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Four-Cheese Pasta with Shrimp and Spinach


Does creamy, cheesy pasta with succulent shrimp, sweet roasted red peppers, and spinach in 30 minutes flat sound too good to be true? It may have been without the help of Knorr Italian Side - 4 Cheese Bow Tie Pasta. This easy side can be transformed into a meal for four that will satisfy even the most challenging of palates. 


Make It Your Own: Don’t have a jar of red peppers lying around? Don’t fret, because this dish makes it easy to swap in flavorful ingredients for ones that you’re missing. Simply sautéing a few extra cloves of minced garlic or hitting the dish with a pinch of red pepper flakes can add heat and flavor to your dish and make it even more homemade.


  • 1 2/3 Cup water
  • 1 Cup 2% milk
  • 2 Tablespoons imitation butter spread, such as I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Spread, divided
  • 1 package Knorr Italian Sides - 4 Cheese Bow Tie Pasta
  • 1/4 Cup roasted red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Pound uncooked medium shrimp
  • One 10-ounce bag baby spinach leaves


Bring water, milk, and 1 tablespoon spread to the boiling point in 3-quart saucepan. Stir in Knorr Italian Sides - Four Cheese Bow Tie Pasta and roasted peppers. Continue boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 13 minutes or until pasta is tender.

Meanwhile, melt remaining 1 tablespoon spread in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cook garlic 30 seconds. Add shrimp and cook, turning once, 4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Add spinach and cook 2 minutes. Stir in Four Cheese Bow Tie Pasta.