Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp is the most amazing creamy shrimp dish. A creamy garlic parmesan sauce with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes creates an unforgettable restaurant quality meal right at home! 

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp in a skillet.

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp

If you love shrimp and a creamy garlic parmesan sauce then this recipe is going to become your new favorite! Holy cow this dish amazing. It comes from one of my top recipes,  the original Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken. The sauce is absolute perfection. Every single time I make it I am reminded of how good it is. This is a tried and true recipe that I use again and again!

The best part about this meal is that it is made in under 30 minutes and tastes like it came out of a five-star restaurant. The shrimp cook in just a matter of minutes and the creamy sauce on top is to die for. The addition of sun-dried tomatoes and spinach makes this sauce more unique and is perfect served over a heaping pile of pasta!

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp in a skillet.

What is Tuscan style food?

It is a blend of garlic, Italian style herbs, and can include spinach and sun dried tomatoes. It is great served as a pasta dish.

How do you make Tuscan Garlic Shrimp?

You start by cooking your shrimp and garlic until pink in olive oil until pink. Remove and set aside on a plate to make the sauce. Add heavy cream, chicken broth, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese and let simmer until it starts to thicken. Add sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach and cook until it starts to wilt and then add the shrimp back to the sauce.

Can you substitute this dish with chicken?

Absolutely. The original Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken is here.

Close-up of Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp.


This dish is absolutely fantastic. The creamy sauce in this recipe is going to blow your family away. You are going to love this meal just as much as we did!

More delicious shrimp pasta recipes:

Creamy Parmesan Garlic Shrimp Pasta 

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta 

Shrimp Scampi


Creamy Shrimp Florentine

4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


Creamy Shrimp Florentine is the most amazing creamy shrimp dish. A creamy garlic parmesan sauce with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes creates an unforgettable restaurant quality meal right at home!


  • pounds large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup spinach chopped
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes


  1. In a large skillet add olive oil and cook the shrimp and garlic on medium high heat for 2-3 minutes or until pink. Remove shrimp and set aside on a plate.
  2. Add the heavy cream, chicken broth, garlic powder, italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese. Whisk over medium high heat until it starts to thicken. Add the spinach and sundried tomatoes and let it simmer until the spinach starts to wilt. Add the shrimp back to the pan and serve over pasta if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 4

Calories532kcal (27%)Carbohydrates12g (4%)Protein43g (86%)Fat35g (54%)Saturated Fat17g (85%)Cholesterol519mg (173%)Sodium1693mg (71%)Potassium747mg (21%)Fiber2g (8%)Sugar5g (6%)Vitamin A1795IU (36%)Vitamin C17.6mg (21%)Calcium468mg (47%)Iron5.4mg (30%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Hi! Love your recipes!! I was looking over the Shrimp Florentine recipe. Would it not make more sense to take the hard tails off first, before cooking? Thanks!

  2. This recipe sounds wonderful. I’m new to your site but not use to using ‘cups’ as a form of measurement. Can you give me some guidelines that would help me. I’m more use to grams/ozs Many thanks

    1. Thanks so much for following along with me! I have had other followers use a converter online for cups to grams or ounces. Hope that helps and you are able to find a few recipes that you love and enjoy!

  3. i need your receipt for fried rice can you help me please as i have people coming wednesday for tea

    1. Hi Alyssa 👋 I really enjoy the recipes I’ve tried off your site. Every time I’m thinking I’m wanting something new, I come on here and find a simple and delicious meal to prep. Thank you so much. I’m a huge fan.

  4. 5 stars
    This sounds delicious & making for a family birthday celebration. How much pasta
    would you recommend I’m going to double the recipe. The sun dried tomatoes you used are in a jar. Thanks so much for this great recipe.

  5. 5 stars
    I would give this dish 10 stars if I could & it’s worthy of that rating. Easy to prepare & such a delicious taste. A gourmet treat. Our company loved this 5 star dish. Thanks!

  6. I made this dish for dinner tonight and it is now my husband’s favorite shrimp dish!! So delicious! And I served it over quinoa. Will definitely be serving this to my friends. Thank for coming up with such a fabulous dinner recipe!!

  7. My husband absolutely loves this dish. He’s even requested it for dinner with his buddy while they watch the football game?. It tastes delicious and is easy to make. This has become my go to dish for something everyone will love!

  8. 5 stars
    Hi – Your creamy garlic tuscan shrimp and chicken is delicious! I was thinking of making it for New Years eve. Do you think i can make it ahead of time and then heat it in the oven?

  9. Wow! This Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp recipe was definitely a keeper. I followed it to a “T” except I had some extra mushrooms so I threw them in. It was very very good and so easy.
    It went great with a little side salad with raspberry vinaigrette and of course garlic bread.
    Can’t wait to make it again. My family was very pleased with dinner tonight..

  10. I am making the Tuscan garlic shrimp recipe and because of the heavy cream and wondering if this can be done ahead and reheated low ?

  11. 5 stars
    Tried this tonight, it was delicious! My family loved it, i’m sure I will be making it again in the near future!

  12. 5 stars
    GREAT recipe. I used fresh kale from the garden in place of the spinach, added chunky cut fresh mushrooms, and used a pound of small shrimp instead. I served it over tomato basil noodles.
    Will make this recipe for company in the future.

  13. I never leave comments on food web sites unless I’m excited about a dish. Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken is my new favorite. The flavors are wonderful! Can’t wait to make it again. Easy to make also!

  14. 5 stars
    This recipe is delicious! I doubled the recipe and served it over penne. The only things I did different were adding baby bella mushrooms and a big pinch of cayenne. My guests LOVED it. I’ve also have made the Tuscon sauce exactly as instructed with salmon filets and served over rice. Also delicious! Great recipe … thank you!

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