Creamy Tuscan Shrimp

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Looking for a simple yet delicious weeknight dinner recipe? Look no further than this creamy Tuscan shrimp dish! With a maximum flavor profile and practically no prep time, you’ll love how easy it is to whip up a restaurant-worthy meal in just 10 minutes 🤌.

Whether you’re trying to impress your mother-in-law, a new date, or just looking for a rich and satisfying meal, this recipe has got you covered. Plus, it looks like you’ve spent hours in the kitchen, even though it’s a breeze to make 😌.

Why You’ll Love Creamy Tuscan Shrimp

This decadent and creamy Tuscan shrimp 🍤 dish is incredibly easy to make, taking only 10 minutes. It’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner and adds a protein-rich topping for any entree. You can serve it on top of pasta, rice, alongside potatoes, or even on a salad – the options are endless!

Plus, this recipe isn’t limited to shrimp – you can use any source of protein you like. Whether you prefer grilled chicken 🍗, scallops, tofu, or something else, this delicious and creamy Tuscan sauce will complement it perfectly.

How to Prepare Creamy Tuscan Shrimp

👩‍🍳 In a pan with a little bit of olive oil, add the thinly sliced shallot, garlic and sundried tomatoes. Sauté for a few minutes until soft.

🍷 Add in the wine and cook it off thoroughly until the consistency is nice and jammy.

🍤 Add the shrimp, season with salt and pepper, and cook for two minutes on each side. Add a touch of tomato paste, cook it off and then add a splash of heavy cream. Stir until the sauce thickens and the shrimp are coated in the creamy, delicious sauce.

Nonna’s Tip 🥛

If you are dairy-free you can make your own cashew cream and use that instead or take a can of coconut milk and scoop in the cream that sits at the top.

Creamy Tuscan Shrimp

Variations and Substitutions For Creamy Tuscan Shrimp

You can experiment with various substitutions and variations to customize this creamy Tuscan shrimp recipe to your liking. Here are some suggestions:

  1. If you want to make this recipe dairy-free, you can replace the cream with coconut cream or a non-dairy milk alternative.
  2. Incorporate fresh herbs and spices 🌿 like basil, thyme or oregano to enhance the flavour profile. If you’d like to add some spice, consider adding some crushed red pepper flakes or cayenne 🌶️.
  3. Instead of shrimp, try making this recipe with chicken, scallops or another protein of your choice. Sky’s the limit!
  4. If you don’t have shallots at home, feel free to use onion 🧅 instead.
  5. Substitute part of the heavy cream or wine with some chicken or vegetable broth. I love any broths by Kettle and Fire. Click HERE and use my code THEMODERNNONNA for 20% off! Alternatively, consider adding my Chicken Bouillon Cubes or Vegetable Stock Cubes.
  6. To make this dish vegetarian, you can substitute the shrimp with plant-based protein or vegetables like chopped spinach or kale.

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📝This creamy shrimp can be best served with pasta, rice, on salads, or even with baby spinach. I like adding baby spinach into the sauce because it makes a perfectly balanced meal that has protein and fiber. If you want more shrimp recipes, take a look below ⬇️

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Common Questions

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

While the dish is best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the sauce ahead of time and reheat it when ready to serve. Cook the shrimp or protein just before serving for the best texture.

what if I don’t want to use wine?

Substitute the wine with some chicken or vegetable broth. I love any broths by Kettle and Fire. Click HERE and use my code THEMODERNNONNA for 20% off! Alternatively, consider adding my Chicken Bouillon Cubes or Vegetable Stock Cubes.

How can I make this recipe vegetarian?

To make this dish vegetarian, you can substitute the shrimp with plant-based protein or vegetables like chopped spinach or kale.

what can I use instead of shrimp?

Instead of shrimp, try making this recipe with chicken, scallops or another protein of your choice.

can I make this recipe diary-free?

Certainly! If you want to make this recipe dairy-free, you can use coconut cream or a non-dairy milk alternative instead of heavy cream.

how do I store leftovers?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave, adding a splash of broth or cream to maintain the sauce’s consistency.

what pasta works best for this recipe?

Fettuccine, penne, or any other pasta of your choice will work well. You can also serve it over rice or another grain if you prefer.

Creamy Tuscan Shrimp

Creamy Tuscan Shrimp

Whether you're trying to impress your mother-in-law, a new date, or just looking for a rich and satisfying meal, this recipe has got you covered. Plus, it looks like you've spent hours in the kitchen, even though it's a breeze to make 😌.
4.75 from 8 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients 

  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomatoes , chopped
  • ¼ cup white wine, the alcohol will cook off
  • 18 tiger shrimp, raw, peeled, deveined
  • 1 pinch salt, to taste
  • 1 pinch pepper , to taste
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ¼ cup cooking cream

Instructions 

  • In a pan with a little bit of olive oil, add the thinly sliced shallot, garlic and sundried tomatoes. Sauté for a few minutes until soft.
  • Add in the wine and cook it off thoroughly until the consistency is nice and jammy. You can use unsalted broth if you don't have wine.
  • Add the shrimp, season with salt and pepper, and cook for two minutes on each side. Add a touch of tomato paste, cook it off and then add a splash of heavy cream. Stir until the sauce thickens and the shrimp are coated in the creamy, delicious sauce.

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Nutrition

Calories: 526kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 71g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.04g, Cholesterol: 669mg, Sodium: 2994mg, Potassium: 905mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 1611IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 309mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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4 Comments

  1. This recipe had no taste. Perhaps I made an error in using unsweetened coconut milk and sweetened would have given it more flavor but would have increased the calories. Not a winner at our house.

    1. Hi Barbara, something must have gone with the type of milk you used. This recipe is incredibly flavorful if followed exactly. So sorry hope you try again.