Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: shrimp pasta, spicy shrimp, spicy shrimp pasta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 548 kcal

Shrimp Fra Diavolo features sautéed shrimp tossed in a spicy tomato sauce spiked with white wine. It's a quick & easy delicious pasta recipe perfect for the weeknight dinner table. 




  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes divided
  • 6 Tablespoons olive oil divided
  • Salt to taste
  • 12 cloves garlic minced, divided
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 cup dry white wine or vermouth
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley minced
  • 1 pound linguine


  1. Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil.
  2. Heat a large skillet over high heat.

  3. Combine the shrimp, half of the red pepper flakes, 2 tablespoons oil, and 1 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Toss to blend. Add the shrimp to the hot skillet and assemble in a single layer. Let cook without stirring until the bottoms turn pink, about 30-45 seconds. Flip the shrimp over and cook until pink throughout, then transfer the shrimp to a bowl and set aside.

  4. Cool the skillet for a few minutes. Return the skillet to the burner set to LOW. Add 3 tablespoons oil and 3 tablespoons minced garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, over low heat, until the garlic is light golden, about 7-10 minutes. Mix in remaining red pepper flakes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, sugar, tomatoes and wine. Increase the heat to medium-high and simmer until thickened, about 8 minutes.

  5. While the sauce is simmering, add the linguine to the boiling water and cook according to the package directions until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/3 cup of the pasta water. Return the pasta to the now empty pot, add about ½ cup of the sauce and 2-3 tablespoons of the pasta water. Toss well to coat.
  6. Stir reserved shrimp and accumulated juices, remaining garlic and parsley into the sauce. Simmer until the shrimp are heated through, about 1 minute. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Fra Diavolo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 548 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 190mg63%
Sodium 607mg26%
Potassium 308mg9%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 410IU8%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 146mg15%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.