Creamy Garlic Butter Shrimp

Creamy Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe

Creamy Garlic Butter Shrimp


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • Red pepper flakes (optional, for heat)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


Prepare Shrimp:

  1. Season Shrimp:
    • Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  2. Cook Shrimp:
    • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned shrimp and cook for 1-2 minutes per side until they turn pink and opaque. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.

Make Creamy Garlic Butter Sauce:

  1. Melt Butter:
    • In the same skillet, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat.
  2. Saute Garlic:
    • Add minced garlic to the melted butter and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  3. Add Vegetables:
    • Stir in halved cherry tomatoes and baby spinach. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the tomatoes are softened, and the spinach is wilted.

Create Creamy Sauce:

  1. Pour Heavy Cream:
    • Pour in the heavy cream and bring the mixture to a simmer. Allow it to simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add Parmesan Cheese:
    • Whisk in grated Parmesan cheese and dried Italian seasoning, continuing to stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is creamy.
  3. Adjust Seasoning:
    • Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning with salt and black pepper. Add red pepper flakes if you desire some heat.

Combine Shrimp with Sauce:

  1. Add Shrimp:
    • Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet. Toss them in the creamy garlic butter sauce until well-coated.
  2. Heat Through:
    • Allow the shrimp to heat through in the sauce for an additional 2-3 minutes.

Garnish and Serve:

  1. Garnish:
    • Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley over the creamy garlic butter shrimp.
  2. Serve Hot:
    • Serve the Creamy Garlic Butter Shrimp over pasta, rice, or with crusty bread. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the top if desired.
  3. Enjoy:
    • Enjoy this indulgent and flavorful dish!


  • Customize the dish by adding your favorite herbs or additional vegetables.
  • Adjust the thickness of the sauce by adding more or less heavy cream.
  • Serve the Creamy Garlic Butter Shrimp over cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles for a low-carb option.

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