Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp

  • By KJ

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp is a decadent dinner that you can get on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Seared shrimp are simmered in a heavenly cream sauce perfectly balanced with tangy sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, parmesan, and fresh spinach.

Serve this indulgent, garlicky dish over pasta, couscous, or orzo for a complete meal!

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp on top of a bed of mashed potatoes in a bowl.

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp is a decadent dinner that you can get on the table in less than 30 minutes. 

Seared shrimp are simmered in a heavenly cream sauce perfectly balanced with tangy sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, parmesan, and fresh spinach. 

Serve this indulgent, garlicky dish over pasta, couscous, or orzo for a complete meal! 

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp on top of a bed of mashed potatoes in a bowl.

Why KJ Loves

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp

If you’re looking to amp up your weekly dinner plan, this shrimp recipe is for you! Tuscan Garlic Shrimp have SO much flavor and come together in under 30 minutes!

Seared shrimp in a skillet.
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Shrimp

To avoid extra work, I prefer going with pre-peeled and deveined shrimp. You can choose if you want to cut off the tails before cooking.

Uncooked vs. Cooked

Uncooked shrimp is the best for this recipe. If you have to use cooked shrimp, make sure you don’t overheat it, or it will turn out rubbery and tough. 

 

Fresh or frozen

You can go either fresh or frozen. But if it’s frozen, defrost the shrimp in advance!

 

Wild caught

If you can get your hands on some wild-caught shrimp, go for it! I found some at my local Target in the freezer section for less than $10.

Diced sun dried tomatoes being stirred into sautéd onions and garlic in a skillet.

Other Ingredients

Sun-dried tomatoes

Heavy cream

Fresh spinach leaves

Grated parmesan cheese

Olive Oil

Garlic

Onion

Salt and pepper

Basil for garnish

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp in a skillet.

How to Make Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp

1

Sear shrimp.

Start by seasoning the shrimp with salt and pepper. Then, add the oil to a large skillet over medium heat. 

Once the oil is heated, add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for a few minutes on each side until the shrimp is just pink and develops a sear. Don’t overcook it, though, or you’ll end up with tough shrimp! Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set it aside for later use.

2

Saute the onion, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes. 

Add in the onion and garlic and sauté for several minutes or until the onion turns translucent and fragrant. Roughly chop up the sun-dried tomatoes and add them to the skillet. 

3

Add cream, spinach, parmesan, and shrimp.

Pour in the heavy cream and stir to combine. Stir in the spinach leaves and parmesan cheese. Then, add the shrimp back into the skillet and stir to coat. 

4

Simmer and thicken.

Allow the creamy Tuscan garlic shrimp to simmer for several minutes until the sauce has thickened, and the shrimp is cooked through. 

A close-up photo of Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp.

How to Serve Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp

Serve creamy Tuscan garlic shrimp over pasta, orzo, or couscous. Then garnish with chopped basil and enjoy!

If you’d like to whip up some side dishes, try Wilted Kale Salad and Super Simple Garlic Bread

Wines That Compliment This Dish

Chardonnay

Pinot Noir

Sauvignon Blanc

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp on top of a bed of mashed potatoes in a bowl.

Recipe Variations

Add veggies.

Add some extra veggies. Or remove the shrimp altogether and make this a vegetarian Tuscan garlic shrimp recipe! Mushrooms and fresh asparagus tips would be delicious add-ins.

Add crab meat.

Add a bit of crab meat to this recipe for an extra-decadent dish. 

Other Creamy Italian-Inspired Recipes

 

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Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x

Description

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp is a decadent dinner that you can get on the table in less than 30 minutes. 

Seared shrimp are simmered in a heavenly cream sauce perfectly balanced with tangy sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, parmesan, and fresh spinach. 

Serve this indulgent, garlicky dish over pasta, couscous, or orzo for a complete meal! 


Ingredients

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  • 1 pound shrimp – raw, peeled and deveined (tails on or off)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons evoo
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 7 oz jar sun dried tomatoes, drained and roughly chopped
  • 1 3/4  cup heavy cream
  • 2  cups fresh spinach leaves, loosely packed
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Basil for garnish

Instructions

  1. Season the shrimp with the salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the shrimp and sear on both sides until just starting to turn pink and seared. Remove from the pan and set aside. 
  2. Add in the onion and garlic and sauté for several minutes or until starting to turn translucent and fragrant. Add in the sun dried tomatoes. 
  3. Pour in the heavy cream and stir to combine. Stir in the spinach leaves and parmesan cheese and add the shrimp back into the skillet and stir to coat. 
  4. Allow to simmer for several minutes until the sauce has thickened and the shrimp is cooked through. 
  5. Serve over pasta, orzo, couscous or mashed potatoes, garnish with chopped basil and enjoy!

Notes

  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Sauté

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 428
  • Sugar: 0.7g
  • Fat: 32.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.6g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Protein: 24.9g

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