Spicy Shrimp Fra Diavolo With Linguine

An easy 15 minute dinner recipe, this spicy shrimp pasta is made with tomatoes, garlic, chili flakes and linguine. 

Spicy Shrimp Fra Diavolo With Linguine - An easy 15 minute dinner recipe, this spicy shrimp pasta is made with tomatoes, garlic, chili flakes and linguine. 

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Is there anything better than a 15 minute dinner recipe? Pasta recipes are IDEAL for a quick and easy dinner because it’s ready in just minutes, versatile and always a crowd pleaser.

Liz Making Shrimp

Speaking of quick cooking, I love using shrimp in pasta because I always have a bag stashed in my freezer. Of course, fresh shrimp works great as well. Either way, you’ll want to start with raw, peeled and deceived shrimp for this Spicy Shrimp Fra Diavolo recipe.

Shrimp Fra Diavalo Pasta Recipe

To pair with the tender shrimp I sauté garlic and chili flakes in a little olive oil between stirring in white wine and whole peeled tomatoes.

Sauteed Shrimp

This entire dish comes together in just 15 minutes and if you keep a well stocked pantry and freezer, you likely have all the ingredients in your kitchen as I type.

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Pro Tip: When cooking shrimp at home, the secret is not to over cook it. Defrosted shrimp takes just 2-3 minutes per side. You’ll know the shrimp is cooked when it turns light pink.

Spicy Shrimp Fra Diavalo Pasta Recipe

For the pasta I decided to use whole wheat linguine which adds protein and fiber to the dish, along with a hearty texture. That said, use whatever pasta you have on hand.

Spicy Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Before serving, garnish with any fresh herbs you have such as basil or parsley. And of course, don’t forget the parmesan cheese.

Your fork is waiting.

Shrimp Fra Diavalo Pasta Recipe

Spicy Shrimp Fra Diavolo With Linguine

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An easy 15 minute dinner recipe, this spicy shrimp pasta is made with tomatoes, garlic, chili flakes and linguine. 
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
TOTAL: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 8 ounces linguine (or pasta of choice )
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (divided)
  • 12 ounces shrimp (raw, peeled and deveined )
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons chili flakes (more or less to taste)
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 32 ounces whole peeled tomatoes
  • parmesan cheese (to taste)
  • minced basil (optional garnish)


  • Cook linguine according to package instructions.
  • Pat shrimp dry with paper towel and sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • While pasta is cooking, heat a deep sauté pan over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Place shrimp in hot pan in single layer and cook for 2 minutes per side or until pink. Remove from pan and set aside.  
  • To the same hot pan, add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic and chili flakes. Heat for 20 seconds or until garlic is fragrant. Pour in white wine and deglaze with a wooden spoon. Add tomatoes and gently break them apart with wooden spoon. Sprinkle with a pinch more salt and pepper.
  • Add reserved shrimp back to pan, along with the reserved cooked pasta. Sprinkle in parmesan cheese to taste and garnish with basil if you wish.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 426kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 26gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 214mgSodium: 1006mgPotassium: 670mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 560IUVitamin C: 25.2mgCalcium: 216mgIron: 5mg

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6 thoughts on “Spicy Shrimp Fra Diavolo With Linguine”

  1. And now I’m full of mirth over seeing my own spell check fail or typo where chuckle was replaced by chicken. ????

  2. Looking forward to making this as we love all things italian, cajun, creole, or spicy and many fusions thereof. ????

    Thank you for this easy recipe and the chicken I got when reading the words “deceived shrimp”.

      1. I’m new to your site so haven’t yet explored everything but read it daily via my news reader and what I have seen looks & sounds delicious. I really love that I haven’t found any recipes yet that require new techniques, equipment or unknown ingredients.

        Sometimes preparing and eating uncomplicated meals is wonderful.

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