Tuscan Shrimp and Spinach Soup

The best shrimp soup to cozy up this winter! This creamy shrimp soup is amazingly comforting, quick and everyone will beg for seconds.


Tuscan shrimp and spinach soup —> HOLY YUM! 

A warm bowl of this best shrimp soup with a crusty piece of bread will warm your soul in this cold winter.

How do I know that this is an amazing shrimp soup recipe? 

I made a sauce version to be served on pasta which is probably the best sauce ever. The Shrimp with sun dried tomato cream sauce is a creamy sauce made with chicken stock, sun dried tomatoes, spinach, parmesan and hint of red pepper flakes. This is great served over pasta or a big hunk of crusty bread. 

I couldn’t stop there. Well, I had to create an instant pot version (Click here for more instant pot recipes). Instant Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken soup which is just an Instant pot version with chicken. So, you know this is GOOD STUFF! 

If I haven’t convinced you enough, just click here for the pin of this recipe to see all the RAVE REVIEWS. 

Soup with shrimp is one of my favorites to enjoy all winter long. Check out this Instant Pot Shrimp Fried Rice –> an easy, quick one pot weeknight meal.

Instant Pot Shrimp Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce <—- Another delicious shrimp recipe that is ready in under 30 minutes



How to make Italian shrimp soup recipe?

  1. Cook shrimp in olive oil, until just cooked and transfer
  2. In the same pan, saute onion, garlic and red pepper flakes in some butter. 
  3. Add some all purpose flour and saute for few seconds until flour is toasted and raw flavor is gone (about 30 seconds)
  4. Add remaining ingredients (one can stock, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup milk, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, 1/4 cup parmesan, 2 handfuls spinach, salt and pepper).
  5. Let soup come to a boil, and cook for about two minutes–> soup will thicken slightly and spinach is wilted. 
  6. Take off heat, stir in cooked shrimp along with any accumulated juices ( don’t wanna waste any flavor).

EnJOY Tuscan shrimp soup HOT with crusty bread! 

Love shrimp? Click here for more shrimp recipes



Garlic Butter Shrimp and Rice in Instant Pot <—-  Simple yet delicious kid-friendly dinner

How do you enjoy this best shrimp soup?

  • As is! Tender shrimp, fresh spinach, creamy soup, nutty parmesan with a hint of spice.
  • With a crusty bread.
  • Meal Prep – Make double batch, cool, pack into mason jars for the week.
  • Serve as an appetizer for your next get together.
  • Enjoy for lunch with a side salad.

Click here for more Lunch Box Recipes.

You will also love this Curried Cashew Spinach Soup or this Instant Pot Thai Curry Soup with Shrimp and Sweet Potato or Best Creamy Tomato Soup in Instant Pot



Print Recipe
4.07 from 43 votes

Tuscan Shrimp and Spinach Soup

The best shrimp soup to cozy up this winter! It is amazingly comforting, quick and everyone will beg for seconds.
Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Author: Maria Doss


  • 2 tablepsoons olive oil
  • 20-24 medium shrimp (about 1/2 pound) peeled, deveined and patted dry
  • 2 tablepsoons butter salted or unsalted
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 14.5 ounce can chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup milk refer notes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach chopped or left whole
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon salt refer notes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper powder


  • Add olive oil into a medium pan and place over high heat. When hot, place shrimp in a single layer, cook for one minute (without disturbing), turn them over and cook for an additional 30 seconds or cooked. Transfer shrimp to a plate and return pan back to heat, Reduce heat to medium. 
  • Add butter. Once melts, add onion, garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook for 1-2 minutes until translucent. Stir in flour and saute for about 30 seconds, until raw smell of flour is gone. 
  • Add remaining ingredients (one can stock, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup milk, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, 1/4 cup parmesan, 2 handfuls spinach, salt and pepper). Increase heat to high, let it come to a boil and cook for about 2 minutes until spinach is wilted. Take off heat, stir in shrimp along with any accumulated juices. 
  • Serve best shrimp soup hot with a crusty bread, if desired. 


  1. Salt depends on the stock that you are using and your taste preference. So, use 1/2 teaspoon and add more at the end, if desired.

  2.  A  total of 3/4 cup heavy cream may be used leaving out milk.

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        1. Thanks Anna for pointing it out. It is 2 servings (I have updated).
          To double the recipe :
          Heat 4 tablespoons olive oil into a pan. Cook about 1 pound or more shrimp in a single layer (may be in 2 batches) until cooked on both sides. Transfer shrimp into a seperate plate.
          Heat 4 tablespoons butter in the same pan. Saute 1 cup chopped onion, 4 minced garlic and 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes until onions are translucent. Stir in 2 tablepoons all purpose flour and cook for 30 seconds until raw smell of flour is gone.
          Now add 2 cans chciken stock, 1 cup heavy cream, 1/2 cup milk, 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, 1/2 cup parmesan, 4 handful baby spinach and salt (1-1 1/2 teaspoons). Let it come to a boil and cook until spinach is wilted. Stir in shrimp along with accumulated juices. Serve hot with crusty bread.
          Hope it helps:)

    1. I’m so sorry that I don’t have nutritional information updated on my site right now. But, I’m seriously working on this and will get all recipes nutritional information going forward. Extremely sorry about this:)

  1. 5 stars
    I made this recipe and froze it in individual containers for work lunches. I added some diced celery, mushrooms, and extra spinach to bulk it up some. It is delicious and filling.It froze and reheated in the microwave well.(Yes, I know people say that you cannot freeze cream soups. It is not true.) I will definitely be making it again.

  2. 5 stars
    This soup is delicious! It is Keto friendly using all heavy cream instead of milk. Also added some sauteed mushrooms. Husband loved it! Will definitely make again.

  3. 5 stars
    Hi, I’m in India. Tried this on Saturday as part of an all-Italian lunch menu and it turned out really well! Thanks 🙂
    I’d like to make a light zuppa pesce version some time too, for those meals when the soup is to be followed up with a heavy mains. Any ideas?

  4. 5 stars
    Holy bananas, this recipe is amazing. It combines all of my favorite things (spinach, seafood & heavy cream 😬) with the added bonus of it being fast & completely yummy! I had all things on hand for a last minute meal (used frozen shrimp 👍🏻). Thank you!!

  5. 4 stars
    I just made this soup and it is amazing. I did do some changes though. Instead of chicken broth I used shrimp broth and I used only 1/2 of the pepper flakes and added about two tablespoons of turbinado sugar. I’m going to make this soup for the rest of my life. Thank you so much ❤️

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