Creamy Tuscan-Inspired Shrimp


Tuscan-inspired shrimp with sun-dried tomato strips, spinach leaves, and half-and-half over pasta.

creamy shrimp over pasta
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 serving


  • 6 ounces spaghetti

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound shrimp

  • 1 small yellow onion, diced

  • ½ cup sliced fresh mushrooms

  • ½ cup white wine

  • 5 ounces oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and cut into strips

  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves

  • 1 ¾ cups half-and-half

  • cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian herb seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon water (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain and keep warm.

  2. While the pasta is cooking, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add shrimp and cook until are bright pink on the outside and the meat is opaque, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove shrimp and garlic to a plate.

  3. Add onion and mushrooms to the hot skillet; cook until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add white wine and cook until reduced by half, 2 to 3 minutes. Add sun-dried tomatoes and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.

  4. Reduce heat to low. Add spinach and half-and-half; cook until spinach wilts, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning; simmer until cheese has melted, about 3 minutes.

  5. If sauce is not thick enough, stir water and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Clear a spot in the center of the skillet and add cornstarch mixture to the center of the pan. Let it simmer while stirring the mixture quickly until the sauce thickens.

  6. Add shrimp back to the sauce and cook until reheated, about 1 minute. Serve sauce over pasta. Top with parsley.

Cook's Note:

You can use any pasta for this dish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

617 Calories
29g Fat
51g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 617
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 239mg 80%
Sodium 606mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 50mg 250%
Calcium 372mg 29%
Iron 7mg 36%
Potassium 1214mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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