Creamy Tuscan Shrimp


Embark on a culinary journey with our Creamy Tuscan Shrimp, a one-pan marvel that captures the essence of Italian flavors in just 30 minutes. This dish harmonizes succulent shrimp with a rich blend of spinach, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, and garlic for an unforgettable dining experience.

Experience the Charm of Creamy Tuscan Shrimp

Delight in the ultimate comfort food with our Creamy Tuscan Shrimp. The allure lies not only in the succulent shrimp but also in the velvety sauce. Made with butter, flour, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese, this luscious sauce offers a symphony of flavors that define culinary comfort.

A Protein-Rich Dish

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp not only tantalizes the taste buds but also provides a healthy dose of protein. Shrimp, the star ingredient, is rich in iodine, selenium, iron, and B12, making it a nutritional powerhouse with fewer calories.

A Burst of Tuscan Flavor

Take a culinary trip to Tuscany with every bite. Our creamy dish captures the essence of Italian cuisine with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, garlic, basil, and Parmesan cheese—a medley of flavors for an unforgettable dining experience.

Quick and Easy Preparation

Prepare to be amazed by the simplicity of making Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp. In just under 20 minutes, you can create this gastronomic masterpiece. Searing the shrimp, crafting the sauce, and adding fresh spinach make culinary excellence easily achievable.

Ingredients and Substitutions

Olive oil – for searing shrimp.

Shrimp – 1 lb. white shrimp (peeled and deveined).

Salt and pepper – for seasoning shrimp.



Sun-dried tomatoes

All-purpose flour – for thickening the sauce.

Heavy cream

Parmesan cheese – Asiago cheese can be used as a substitute.

Baby spinach

Fresh basil

Making the Creamy Tuscan Shrimp

Searing the Shrimp: Heat oil in a skillet, sear shrimp with salt and pepper until golden brown. Set aside.

Sauteing Aromatics: In the same skillet, cook butter, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes until fragrant. Stir in flour.

Making the Creamy Sauce: Add heavy cream and Parmesan cheese, stir until the sauce simmers and thickens. Add spinach and wilt.

Combining and Serving: Add cooked shrimp to the sauce, garnish with basil, and serve.

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy Creamy Tuscan Shrimp solo or with crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce.

Storage and Reheating

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave to maintain the sauce’s consistency.


Can you make it dairy-free?

Yes, use dairy-free alternatives like coconut milk or cashew milk.

Can you use cooked shrimp?

Absolutely, pre-cooked shrimp can be used.

What can you use instead of shrimp?

Try seared scallops, salmon fillets, or chicken breasts as alternatives.

Creamy Tuscan Shrimp

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 lb. white shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

  • 3 cups baby spinach

  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely sliced


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 2 minutes until the oil is sizzling hot. Add shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes until the shrimp becomes nicely browned on both sides. Set aside on a plate.
  • In the same skillet, add butter, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes. Sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in flour and mix until well combined.
  • Add heavy cream and Parmesan cheese. Stir well and bring the sauce to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium and keep stirring until thickened to a desired consistency.
  • Stir in spinach and cook until softened, about 1 minute. Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet and toss well to coat.
  • Sprinkle basil on top and serve immediately over pasta, rice, or mashed potatoes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size: 1g
  • Calories: 343kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 3.5g
  • Protein: 26.5g
  • Fat: 25.7g
  • Cholesterol: 235.2mg
  • Sodium: 537.9mg
  • Sugar: 1.3g

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