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Keto Creamy Tuscan Shrimp with Garlic Butter

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If you love shrimp as much as I do, then you need to know as many different ways to cook it as possible. This ensures you’ll never get bored with it, and can add several shrimp dishes to your weekly rotation without repeating the same one.

Today I’d love to show you this Creamy Keto Tuscan Shrimp recipe cooked with butter, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and other amazing herbs and spices.

Shrimp is an excellent source of the antioxidant called astaxanthin, which is also found in salmon. Astaxanthin has been shown to reduce the risk of various disorders in humans (1). 

keto creamy tuscan shrimp

Astaxanthin has a higher antioxidant capacity than other antioxidants. For example, it contains 10 times more antioxidant power than zeaxanthin, canthaxanthin, lutein and β-carotene, and 100 times the antioxidant power of α-tocopherol (2). 

Research shows that astaxanthin helps prevent skin thickening and collagen reduction due to UV overexposure (3). It has anti-diabetic properties, may also protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer, and has been shown to boost the immune system (4).

This dish is packed with incredible flavors and your kitchen will smell so lovely. It’s going to be a great family meal. The best part is that it’s so quick, delicious, and easy to prepare.

You can serve this creamy keto tuscan butter shrimp by itself or with zucchini noodles to make it a wonderful filling for low carb pasta. If you want to use chicken instead of shrimp, try this keto creamy tuscan chicken recipe.

How to Make Low Carb Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

Get a bowl and start preparing the shrimp. Clean and devein the shrimp. Once done, coat it with a mixture of garlic powder, lemon juice, black pepper, and salt.

Prepare a large frying pan, then place it on a stove over medium-high heat. Put some butter or olive oil on it then toss in the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and minced onion once the butter has melted. Some people might prefer using grape tomatoes.

Saute garlic, onion in butter

Mix carefully for about half a minute. Add the shrimp, then let it cook for 3 minutes, or until the shrimp is pinkish in color.

This time, add the cream cheese in the pan and let it melt. Stir carefully until all ingredients are combined well into a creamy sauce.

Add cream cheese spinach

Add spinach, Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning and let it cook for another 5 minutes. You can also add some red pepper flakes. Transfer to a bowl once done.

Serve this keto creamy tuscan shrimp with chopped parsley on top. Other sides you can have include zucchini pastas or any low carb pasta alternatives. Enjoy!

Low Carb Tuscan Shrimp


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Keto Tuscan Shrimp

A low-carb and keto-friendly creamy garlic shrimp with spinach and cheese.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword garlic butter shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 460kcal
Author Tanya K.


  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 3 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (optional)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Prep the shrimp in a bowl. After cleaning, devein and coat with a mixture of garlic powder, lemon juice, black pepper, and salt.
  • Set the stove to medium-high heat. Settle a large frying pan over the stove. Melt the butter in the pan before tossing in the sun-dried tomatoes (if preferred), garlic, and minced onion.
  • Mix for about half a minute. Drop the shrimp into the pan and let it cook for 3 minutes. Make sure the shrimp become pinkish in color.
  • Melt the cream cheese in the same pan. Continue stirring to combine the cheese with the other ingredients.
  • Leave to cook for an additional 5 minutes after adding the spinach, Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning. Transfer to a bowl once finished.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley before serving.


Nutrition Facts
Keto Tuscan Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 460 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 375mg125%
Sodium 1418mg59%
Potassium 586mg17%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 3335IU67%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 467mg47%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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FAQ and Cooking Tips

What to serve with Tuscan shrimp on keto?

You can serve Tuscan butter shrimp with low-carb options like cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, low carb pasta, or a fresh green salad for a complete keto-friendly meal.

How to reheat Tuscan shrimp

To reheat Tuscan shrimp, gently warm it in a skillet over low heat until heated through, being careful not to overcook the shrimp, or microwave it at 50% power in short intervals, stirring occasionally.

How to cook shrimp soft and tender?

To cook shrimp so they are soft and tender, you need to avoid overcooking; heat them just until they turn pink and opaque, usually for 1-2 minutes per side, depending on their size, in a preheated pan over medium heat.

Can I use frozen shrimp for this recipe?

Yes, you can use frozen shrimp for this recipe. Just ensure they are fully thawed and patted dry before cooking to prevent excess water in the dish and achieve the best texture and flavor.

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