Creamy Garlic Shrimp with Spinach in a stainless steel pan on a white and gray marble background

Creamy Garlic Shrimp with Spinach

This delicious Creamy Garlic Shrimp with Spinach recipe is one of the easiest skillet meals you can make! Juicy shrimp are pan seared and then cooked in a garlic butter sauce, then mixed with spinach and sour cream for a tasty 15-minute dinner. Plus, you can reheat the leftovers the next day or simply pack them as lunch for work.

The whole thing is complemented in a fantastic way by the sun-dried tomatoes, which add a touch of sweetness, and by the spinach, which soaks up some sauce and makes the dish not so heavy. This tastes great served with gluten-free pasta, toasted bread, roasted asparagus, or broccoli. And if you fancy an extra boost, you can add a dash of chili flakes.

5 from 3 votes
Creamy Garlic Shrimp with Spinach in a stainless steel pan on a white and gray marble background
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Creamy Garlic Shrimp with Spinach

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 2
Calories: 637kcal
Author: Natalia Mantur


  • 9 ounces (255 g) shrimp or prawns, cleaned, deveined, and peeled
  • ½ lemon , juiced
  • ½ teaspoon (3 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon (0.6 g) freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons (45 g) unsalted butter
  • 5 cloves garlic , minced
  • ¾ cup (80 g) sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained
  • 3 cups (90 g) fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 cup (240 mL) sour cream


  • Step 1: Place shrimp in a large bowl, pour lemon juice over top, and add salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
  • Step 2: Transfer shrimp with juice to a hot nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly, until the lemon juice evaporates. Add butter and fry for 2 minutes, until the shrimp are lightly browned.
  • Step 3: Reduce heat to low and add garlic. Stir and cook for 30 seconds. Be careful not to burn it. Add sun-dried tomatoes and spinach and sauté for 30 seconds, until spinach is wilted.
  • Step 4: Add sour cream and cook for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Serve warm with toast, pasta, or roasted veggies.


Nutrition Facts
Creamy Garlic Shrimp with Spinach
Amount Per Serving
Calories 637 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 24g120%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 426mg142%
Sodium 1806mg75%
Potassium 2005mg57%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 5829IU117%
Vitamin C 52mg63%
Calcium 429mg43%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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