This Garlic Shrimp with Parmesan Recipe is an easy shrimp dish that is perfect if you’re looking for a quick and healthy meal. A lot of people have already got a taste of this recipe and are very happy with how it went. Garlic Shrimp with Parmesan has a rustic and buttery sauce coating, ready in less than 10 minutes, people will think there is a hidden chef in your kitchen!

Creamy Garlic Shrimp with Parmesan Recipe by Karina

Sides for Creamy Garlic Shrimp


  • We prefer ours served over rice that has been simmered with onions and garlic for added flavor. Mm-mm-mm.
  • Pasta that has been mixed through with olive oil, salt, and garlic. Plus a touch of extra parmesan never hurt anyone.
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Garlic bread soaking up the creamy sauce. Heaven.


  • Zucchini noodles
  • Cauliflower rice
  • Mashed cauliflower
  • Steamed vegetables
  • Simple side salad

What wine goes well with this?

White wine is perfect for this recipe. A light Chardonnay or Pinot Gris pairs really well. For a sweeter wine, choose a Riesling or a Sparkling Moscato.


  • You can use shrimp with tails on or off. We kept ours on for a visual impact as they photograph better.
  • Try to find fresh wild-caught shrimp. Frozen shrimp is good too, but fresh will always have a better flavor.
  • If you don’t want to use salted butter, use unsalted and season shrimp to suit your taste.
  • Feel free to use reduced-fat cream (or light cream), half and half, or heavy/thickened cream. You can also use evaporated milk as a low-calorie substitution.

Other recipes you might like to try: Lemon Chili Shrimp Quinoa Bowls, Shrimp Avocado Keto Salad, Shrimp and Mango Guacamole

Garlic Shrimp with Parmesan

Garlic Shrimp with Parmesan

This Garlic Shrimp with Parmesan Recipe is an easy shrimp dish that is perfect if you’re looking for a quick and healthy meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine General
Servings 4 people


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb (500g) shrimp tails on or off
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cup reduced fat cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp Fresh chopped parsley


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season shrimp with salt and pepper and fry for 1-2 minutes on each side, until just cooked through and pink. Transfer to a bowl; set aside.
  • Melt the butter in the same skillet. Sauté garlic until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Pour in the white wine or broth; allow to reduce to half while scraping any bits off of the bottom of the pan.
  • Reduce heat to low-medium heat, add the cream and bring to a gentle simmer, while stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.
  • Add the parmesan cheese and allow the sauce to gently simmer for a further minute or so until the cheese melts and the sauce thickens.
  • Add the shrimp back into the pan, sprinkle with parsley. Taste test sauce and adjust salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Serve over pasta, rice, or steamed veg.



*Use a good quality dry white wine such as a pinot griot or chardonnay. White wine can also be substituted for chicken broth or left out completely. The flavor in the sauce will be altered.
**Reduced-fat cream (or light cream) was used for this recipe. Substitute with half and a half if you wish, being careful not to bring the sauce to a boil or it may curdle. You can also use evaporated milk as a low-calorie substitution.
Heavy or thickened cream may also be used and will not require thickening with cornstarch. Allow the cream to reduce to a gentle simmer until thickened to your liking.


Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 30g
Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 234mg
Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 223mg | Vitamin A: 1765IU
Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 375mg | Iron: 2.8mg
Keyword creamy garlic shrimp, creamy parmesan, garlic shrimp, healthy parmesan, low carb, low fat, parmesan, shrimp, shrimp parmesan, white wine

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