Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

by Joanna
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This creamy garlic butter Tuscan shrimp is a quick and impressive dinner recipe ready in only 20 minutes. By combining tender shrimp with a rich and flavorful garlic parmesan sauce, fresh spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes, Tuscan Garlic Shrimp becomes an unforgettable restaurant-quality dish that you can easily make at home.

Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

Just think about a one-skillet shrimp recipe smothered in a creamy sauce loaded with garlic and parmesan flavor. Sound delicious, right?

So whether you are looking for a quick dinner idea or planning to impress your loved ones on a special occasion, this shrimp recipe it’s exactly what you need.

This creamy Tuscan shrimp recipe will satisfy your cravings without needing to spend too much time in the kitchen. 

If shrimp are your favorite dish when going to a restaurant, you need to know that you can also prepare them at home without spending too much money. Although it may sound complicated at first sight, in reality, you will see that this creamy Tuscan recipe is quite simple to make and extremely delicious, just like the ones from the restaurants.

Why Are You Going To Love This Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp Recipe

  • You can make it ahead of time.
  • Super easy to make in only 20 minutes.
  • Looks impressive.
  • Loaded with delicious flavors.
  • Made from naturally low-carb ingredients.
  • It’s a versatile recipe. It pairs perfectly with many delicious side dishes.
Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

Ingredients For Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

Here is a list of the ingredients you will need to make this fancy and delicious creamy Tuscan shrimp recipe. Scroll down for the recipe card for the complete ingredients list and instructions.

Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp Ingredients
  • Shrimp – Use shrimp that have been peeled, deveined, and with the tails removed. I used frozen shrimp, but you can also use fresh ones.
  • Butter – you will need unsalted butter for this recipe. Butter adds a rich buttery flavor to this dish that completes perfectly with all the flavors.
  • Garlic – fresh minced garlic pairs perfectly with this shrimp recipe.
  • Onion – use a medium onion chopped finely to add sweetness.
  • White Wine – This ingredient is optional; you can replace it with broth. 
  • Sun-Dried Tomatoes – add a tangy and slightly sweet flavor to this recipe.
  • Heavy Cream – use full-fat heavy cream to create an incredibly creamy sauce.
  • Spinach – I used fresh spinach for this recipe, but frozen one works.
  • Parmesan Cheese – helps the sauce thicken and gives an incredibly delicious flavor to the dish.
  • Salt&Pepper – to taste.
  • Italian Herbs –  you can use homemade Italian Seasoning or buy it from the store. 

How To Make This Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp 

Once you see how easy it is to prepare this creamy Tuscan shrimp recipe, you will want to prepare it in advance and enjoy it for dinner on a busy day with some pasta or rice. So here is everything you have to do:

Preparing The Shrimp

To devein the shrimp, first, remove the head and shell. Then, using a small knife, make a shallow incision down the back of the shrimp and remove the dark vein. Then rinse the shrimp and pat dry.

Cook The Onion and Garlic

Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, then add the chopped onion and cook for 3 minutes until tender.

Add the minced garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.

Sear The Shrimp

Add the shrimp and sear them for about 2 minutes on each side until just pink.

Making the Sauce

Pour the white wine over the shrimp and cook on low until it reduces to half.

Add the sun-dried tomatoes, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper and cook for about 3 minutes until the parmesan is melted and the sauce starts to thicken.

Now you can add the fresh spinach and cook for about one minute or until it reduces its volume.

Add the Italian herbs and mix until everything is well combined.

Turn off the heat, garnish with fresh chopped parsley, and enjoy.

Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

Tips For Making The Best Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp 

  • To ensure the even cooking of the shrimp, avoid overcrowding the pan while frying.
  • Ensure you don’t overcook the shrimp; otherwise, they will become chewy and rubbery. Cook the shrimp just until they turn pink and opaque, and then remove them from the heat.
  • Fresh, wild-caught shrimp is the best option if available. Although frozen shrimp is acceptable, fresh shrimp will always taste superior.
  • To balance the saltiness in the dish, I suggest using unsalted butter, especially since parmesan cheese and sun-dried tomatoes are already quite salty.
  • Add the parmesan cheese gradually and constantly stir to ensure it melts and blends smoothly into the sauce. This will help to prevent clumps and create a creamy texture.

Recipe Variations

  • You can add some lemon zest and juice to the sauce for a citrus flavor.
  • Add sliced mushrooms to the pan while cooking the onion and garlic for an earthy flavor.
  • If you like spicy food, you can also add one tbsp of red pepper chili flakes.
  • You can replace the white wine with your favorite broth.

Serving Ideas

The first time I cooked this creamy Tuscan shrimp recipe, I ate it as simple as it is, but you can also pair it with many side dishes. Here are some great ideas:

Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

Storing and Reheating

  • Fridge: you can store any Tuscan shrimp leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 
  • To reheat: You can reheat them in a pan with a little butter, but make sure you don’t overcook the shrimp.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I Freeze Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp?

Unfortunately, this recipe isn’t freezer friendly since the texture of the shrimp may change, and the sauce will separate.

Are Shrimp Healthy?

Sure, shrimps are great for someone who takes care of their health and can also be eaten on a keto diet. So, like other seafood, shrimp is a protein with zero grams of net carbs and can be easily included in your diet.

What Type Of Shrimp Should I Use For This Recipe?

You can use any type of shrimp for this recipe as long as they are peeled and deveined.

Can I Make This Recipe Ahead Of Time?

Absolutely; another great thing about this recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge until you are ready to serve it.

Can I Make Dairy-Free Tuscan Shrimp?

Sure, if you are following a dairy-free diet, you can still enjoy this recipe by skipping the parmesan cheese and replacing the butter with olive oil and heavy cream with coconut cream.

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Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

5 from 2 votes

Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Yelds 6 servings

Description
 

This creamy garlic butter Tuscan shrimp is a quick and impressive dinner recipe ready in only 20 minutes. By combining tender shrimp with a rich and flavorful garlic parmesan sauce, fresh spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes, Tuscan Garlic Shrimp becomes an unforgettable restaurant-quality dish that you can easily make at home.

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 1/2 lb large shrimp tails on or off,  peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 5 cloves garlic finely diced
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese fresh grated
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet, and cook the onion for 3 minutes until tender.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Add the shrimp and sear them for 2 minutes on each side until pink.
  • Pour the white wine and cook on low until it reduces to half.
  • Add the chopped sun-dried tomatoes, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper, and simmer until the parmesan is melted and the sauce thickens.
  • Now you can add the fresh spinach and cook until it reduces its volume.
  • Season with italian herbs and mix until everything is well combined.
  • Turn off the heat, garnish with chopped parsley, and enjoy.

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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
385kcal
Total Carbs
8g
Net Carbs
Protein
22g
Fat
29g
Fiber
2g
Sugar
6g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp
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1 comment

Meg May 6, 2023 - 6:51 pm

5 stars
Made this for my hubby and he loved it. Definitely a keeper.

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