Creamy Paprika Shrimp

Shout out to Green Chef who inspired this recipe. Of all the meals I made during my Green Chef trial, the creamy paprika shrimp was easily the best. Of course, I had to make it my own, which means faster, easier and dairy-free.

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  • Raw shrimp (enough for however many people you are – for the 4 of us hearty eaters, that was about 2-2.5 lbs)
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce (we like Rao’s marinara)
  • 1/4 cup vegan cream cheese (we are ride-or-die for Monty’s)


  • Rinse the shrimp and pat dry. Place in a medium bowl, and season to taste with smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Add olive oil. Mix until well coated.
  • Warm a large sauté pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add the shrimp. Cook for a few minutes, until mostly cooked.
  • Add tomato sauce and cream cheese, plus 1/4 cup water. Mix until the sauce and cream cheese are well combined. Allow to simmer for about 5 minutes, or until the shrimp is fully cooked and the sauce has reduced by half.
  • Remove and serve alongside your favorite green vegetables. This creamy paprika shrimp recipe is also great served over brown rice, a whole grain pasta or sautéed spinach.

1 thought on “Creamy Paprika Shrimp”

  1. Sounds delicious. And since my oven isn’t working, this is a good stove top alternative. Might have to substitute chicken for shrimp since you know who doesn’t eat fish😝
    Safe travels today. Enjoy the beginning of summer 😘xoxo nancy

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