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5 from 6 votes

One Pot Shrimp in Creamy Garlic Sauce (Whole30, Keto)

This quick and easy creamy garlic shrimp recipe takes just 10 minutes from start to finish and it's fantastic over pasta, zoodles, rice, or cauliflower rice! You'll love the cheesy garlicky flavor coating the juicy shrimp.
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy garlic shrimp recipe, creamy garlicky shrimp skillet, creamy shrimp keto, one pot shrimp recipes, paleo shrimp cocktail, whole30 garlic shrimp, whole30 shrimp
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 395kcal


  • 1 lb large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp ghee divided
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk or heavy cream, for keto
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast or grated parmesan, for keto
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Chopped parsley for garnish
  • Optional: red pepper flakes


  • Pat the shrimp dry and toss with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Once sizzling hot, add shrimp in a single layer then pan fry for 2 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Heat the remaining tbsp of ghee in the same skillet.
  • Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Pour in coconut milk, salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast (if using parmesan, wait to add at the end). Simmer for 3 minutes until slightly thickened.
  • Turn off heat, then stir in shrimp and lemon juice to coat in the sauce.
  • Serve warm, sprinkled with parsley and red pepper flakes. Add parmesan cheese, if using.


Serving: 1serving - makes 3 | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 216mg | Sodium: 1256mg | Potassium: 452mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 274IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 2mg