creamy garlic butter tuscan shrimp

Keto Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp with Zoodles

Get ready to impress yourself and everyone else with this recipe. It is packed with rich flavors, thanks to the creamy sauce loaded with garlic, get it on the table in minutes, and if you were tempted to eat it straight from the pan, we wouldn’t blame you. 

Another mouthwatering creation by Italian cuisine is the Tuscan sauce. Prepare it on special nights when you need restaurant-quality sustenance, it is elegant, luscious, low in carb and keto too. Well, the Tuscan sauce is so good that it makes everything better, especially shrimp dishes. 

This traditional dish is served with penne pasta or some toasted bread on the side, people on keto diet like us can quickly spiralize some zucchini for some zoodles, and the meal will be complete. 

We used fresh shrimps, but if you have frozen ones you can use them instead, you can either place them in a bowl with cold water or run cold water over them for few minutes to thaw out the crystals. You can pair this recipe with scallops or squids and a seafood night has never been better!

Make sure you follow the cooking time and temperature indicated in the recipe to prevent a tough and rubbery texture resulting from overcooking. Alternatively, you can prepare this recipe with chicken, and it will also be as good. 

keto creamy garlic butter tuscan shrimp

Tomatoes are a significant ingredient providing a classic flavor, along with the basil and garlic they are a perfect contrast to the cream, and it all just goes perfectly well together. It’s such an easy to make dinner that makes it seem like you tried hard, it’s filling, keto-approved, low in carbs and perfect for weeknights and special occasions. Ready to see how easy this recipe is? 

How To

Prepare the ingredients of the recipe.

creamy tuscan shrimp ingredients

Melt the butter over medium heat then add garlic in. Once the garlic is golden and smells good, add shrimp in. Saute until it’s cooked. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove cooked shrimp and set aside.

In a different pan (or the same pan), add heavy cream and cream cheese in. Bring to boil to melt the cream cheese.

melt butter then add cheese

Add dried tomatoes and cheddar cheese in. Once the cheese is melted, return the cooked shrimp. Stir around for 2-3 minutes.

add tomatoes shrimp and milk

You might add some water in to achieve the desired consistency. Add the basil leaves in and turn the heat off.

cook the sauce add basil

Serve with cooked zucchini pasta.

serve creamy tuscan shrimp
creamy garlic butter tuscan shrimp
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Keto Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

Get ready to impress yourself with a restaurant-quality, keto-friendly low carb recipe the whole family will love. Ready to see how easy this garlic butter shrimp recipe is?
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian, Keto, Low Carb
Keyword: creamy garlic butter tuscan shrimp
Servings: 4
Calories: 450kcal
Author: Rayane Chehab, MS, RDN


  • 1 lb shrimp cleaned, peeled, shucked.
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup water optional
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp dried tomatoes
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup basil leaves fresh
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 4 cups zucchini shredded into noodles


  • In a medium saucepan or skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add minced garlic in then add shrimp. Saute until the shrimp is cooked. Season with pepper and salt. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In the same pan or a different pan, pour heavy cream in slowly. Add the cream cheese in to melt it. Cook the sauce over medium heat and bring to boil. You can add some water in for desired consistency.
  • Next, add dried tomatoes and cheddar cheese in. Once it's melted, add cooked shrimp back to this mixture. Stir for a few minutes. Top with basil leaves and remove from heat.
  • Serve with cooked zucchini pasta. You can cook zucchini noodles by steaming or sauteing it or add the zoodles in the pan directly after you add cooked shrimp back in. Do not overcook zucchini. Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Keto Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 388mg129%
Sodium 1138mg49%
Potassium 575mg16%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 1484IU30%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 341mg34%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keto Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp with Zoodles
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