Foodie, Recipes

Tuscan Shrimp

Creamy Tuscan Shrimp is a delicious one-pan 30-minute restaurant-quality meal that is sure to become one of the family favorites! This quick and easy dinner features spinach, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, and garlic. It’s low-carb, high in protein, and gluten-free. The recipe can also be easily adjusted to be dairy-free.

Course Main Course

Cuisine Italian

Prep Time 15minutes minutes

Cook Time 15minutes minutes

Total Time 30minutes minutes

Servings 4 people

Calories 558kcal



  • 1 lb raw shrimp (large, peeled, and deveined – 16 or 20 count per 1 pound of shrimp)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning (thyme, basil, oregano, rosemary)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper coarse
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Creamy Tuscan sauce

  • 4 oz sun-dried tomatoes chopped (about ¼ cup)
  • 14 oz artichoke hearts drained and chopped (1 can or about 1 cup)
  • 4 oz fresh spinach
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt to taste


How to sear the shrimp

  • This recipe uses 1 lb of large raw shrimp (peeled and deveined) which usually means 16 or 20 count. Season the shrimp with smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium-high heat in a large skillet until hot. Add shrimp and minced garlic, and cook for about 2 minutes per side.
  • Make sure the shrimp are not overcrowded to avoid steaming. You might have to work in batches. Remove from heat. Remove shrimp to a plate.

How to make Tuscan sauce

  • To the same, now empty, skillet, add chopped sun-dried tomatoes, and chopped artichokes. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute on medium heat.
  • Add fresh spinach. Cook until the spinach wilts, for a couple of minutes, on medium heat.
  • To the skillet with sautéed vegetables, add 1 cup of heavy cream and paprika. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 1 minute, stirring. Season with salt, if needed. Add more paprika, if you like.


  • Add seared shrimp to the skillet with the cream sauce.
  • Spoon the sauce over the shrimp, and simmer for about 2 minutes (or more), until the shrimp is warmed up and completely cooked through.
  • Season with salt, if needed.

By Julia