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A top down photo of creamy garlic Tuscan shrimp in a skillet topped with fresh parsley.

Creamy Garlic Tuscan Shrimp

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  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This restaurant-quality creamy garlic Tuscan shrimp is smothered in a decadent garlic white wine sauce with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes.


Units Scale
  • 1 lb. jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails on or off
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped/julienned
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (optional)
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach, tightly packed (about 3 oz.)
  • Fresh parsley/basil to garnish, chopped


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter and sear the shrimp on each side for about 2 minutes per side until the shrimp turns pink. Remove and set aside.
  2. Add in the olive oil and saute the sun-dried tomatoes for about 1 minute.
  3. Toss in the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. [Optional] Pour in the white wine and simmer until reduced by half, scraping off any bits from the pan.
  5. Reduce heat to medium and pour in the heavy cream. Bring to a gentle boil and add the Parmesan cheese, stirring until the cheese melts into the sauce.
  6. Season with Italian seasoning, paprika and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Add the spinach and stir until the spinach wilts into the sauce.
  8. Toss the shrimp back into the pan and stir to mix.
  9. Sprinkle with fresh parsley or basil and dish and serve hot over pasta or rice.
  10. Enjoy!


  • Substitute the spinach – You can substitute spinach with fresh asparagus spears or fresh basil.
  • Add some zest – Add more vibrant flavors with freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • Add some spice – Try adding a little kick with some red pepper flakes.
  • Scroll up to RECIPE TIPS for more useful tips, suggestions and ingredient substitutions.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins