Tuscan Butter Shrimp – Hiland Dairy

Tuscan Butter Shrimp

Buon Appetito! (Enjoy!)

Tuscany is known for its rolling countryside, stunning architecture and world-famous cuisine. Bring this amazing culture straight to your kitchen by preparing a mouthwatering skillet of Tuscan Butter Shrimp. It’s so creamy, and with just the right amount of flavor from cherry tomatoes and spinach, this will become a family favorite for sure.

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Tuscan Butter Shrimp



  • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled, deveined, and tails removed
  • Salt
  • Ground pepper
  • 3 tbsp Hiland Dairy Butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 4 cups spinach
  • ½ cup Hiland Dairy Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese freshly grated
  • ¼ cup basil thinly sliced
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering add shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Sear shrimp for about two minutes then flip until opaque. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • Tip: This dish is made rather quickly so have all your ingredients prepped and ready to go.
  • Reduce heat and melt butter.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for about one minute. Add tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the tomatoes are beginning look shriveled and add the spinach.
  • Tip: This is where you will create your fond so don’t worry if the bottom of skillet looks brown.
  • Gently stir until the spinach wilts, approximately 30 seconds.
  • Pour in heavy cream and stir. Be sure to scrape up the browned bits (fond) from the bottom of your pan to create a slightly brownish red sauce.
  • Reduce heat to low. Add Parmesan and basil and stir until cheese is melted.
  • Return shrimp to the skillet and stir to coat the shrimp completely.
  • Garnish with more sliced basil and squeeze lemon on top before serving.

Diva’s Tip: Tuscan Butter Shrimp is typically a stand-alone dish but you can serve it over your favorite pasta with a side of crusty Italian bread. Delizioso!

~The Dairy Diva

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