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Creamy Garlic Shrimp (Paleo + Whole30)

Ready for the fastest comfort food recipe?! Welp, this Paleo + Whole30 creamy garlic shrimp is it! Get this cleaned up shrimp alfredo recipe on the table in 20 minutes, and make the whole family happy with some creamy, dairy-free “pasta”. It’s the perfect family-friendly, weeknight dinner recipe!

Horizontal overhead image of creamy garlic shrimp with zoodles served in a bowl with a fork with noodles wrapped around it. Skillet of dish off to the side and parsley sprinkled on top.

How do you make the creamy sauce dairy-free?

For this creamy, dairy-free sauce we used cashews. And the best part…you don’t even have to soak them in advance. Mostly because I always forget, so I just decided to figure out a way to avoid the extra task. So, you’re welcome! 😉 This cashew based sauce is extra creamy and indulgent, and we pretty much put it on all the things since we started making it. We bet you will, too!

Vertical image of creamy garlic shrimp in a skillet with a serving spoon. Parsley sprinkled on top.

Extra time savers for cooking with shrimp

You can shave some time off your prep work by buying already peeled and deveined shrimp, and then it’s your call whether or not you like to leave the tails on. Real life….if we aren’t taking photos of our meal we typically take the tails off in advance so we don’t have to do it while we’re enjoying the dish. But…for pictures…tails on looks WAY better. I mean…am I right or am I right?!

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Your turn to try our creamy garlic shrimp

Whether you’re craving comfort food or just need to get dinner on the table ASAP, this creamy garlic shrimp is your jam! Give it a try, and leave a comment below to let us know how it goes. Also, take a pic to share on Instagram. Tag us @realsimplegood so we can check it out, and make sure to give us a follow if you don’t already. Let’s stay connected!


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Creamy Garlic Shrimp (Paleo + Whole30)

4.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Erica Winn
This Paleo + Whole30 creamy garlic shrimp is a cleaned up shrimp alfredo recipe on the table in 20 minutes, with a velvety, dairy-free sauce.
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Ingredients

For the shrimp:

  • 2 lbs large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 2 cups raw whole cashews
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

For the rest:

  • 1 cup bone broth or chicken stock
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Parsley, chopped (optional garnish)

Instructions 

  • Make the sauce by placing all of the sauce ingredients in a high powered blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  • Mince garlic and chop parsley (optional). Gather and measure remaining ingredients to have them ready.
  • Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add avocado oil. Once hot, add shrimp and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side, until cooked through. Remove and place on a plate.
  • In the same pan, turn heat to low. Add in the bone broth and minced garlic and deglaze the pan. Then, add in the sauce. Stir continuously for 1-2 minutes to heat it up.
  • Add the shrimp back into the pan with the sauce. Toss to coat with the sauce. Serve shrimp topped with chopped parsley if desired.
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4 thoughts on “Creamy Garlic Shrimp (Paleo + Whole30)

  • Made this tonight for a Whole30/Lenten dinner and it. was. delicious! I halved the recipe since I only had a pound of shrimp. The shrimp and zoodles came together quickly enough and the sauce tasted amazing. Definitely would make again (Whole30 or not) except using the full measurements so we can have leftovers!

  • Are there options for something in place of nutritional yeast? I have a yeast allergy and cannot use this ingredient, but would love to try this!

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