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!
Why KJ Loves
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!
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!
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.
Fresh spinach leaves
Grated parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper
Basil for garnish
How to Make Creamy Tuscan Garlic 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.
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.
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.
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.
Wines That Compliment This Dish
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
- In the mood for chicken? Check out Creamy Tuscan Chicken Orzo.
- Prefer shrimp with white wine and fresh parsley? Try Creamy Orzo Shrimp Scampi.
- Soup’s up! Creamy Tortellini Soup infuses Tuscan flavors in a decadent broth.
- For a vegetarian dish with a kick of garlic and basil, try Creamy Pesto Pasta.
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