4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups shrimp mixture and about 1 cup pasta)

This simple shrimp fra diavolo recipe is perfect for those who love spicy Italian foods. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; keep warm.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms to pan; sauté 6 minutes. Add Basic Marinara, red pepper, salt, and black pepper; bring to a simmer. Cook 5 minutes. Add shrimp; cook 3 minutes or until shrimp are done. Serve over pasta. Garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.

Chef's Notes

Italian for "brother devil," fra diavolo sauce is usually tomato-based and always spicy. Although not traditionally included, mushrooms offer an earthiness that balances the sauce's heat. For a truly fiery dish, increase the crushed red pepper to 3/4 teaspoon.

Ratings & Reviews

notperfect101's Review

January 26, 2014

KS395A's Review

February 05, 2012
I cut a corner on this, using some Ragu marinara I had in the fridge, so I can't comment on the sauce itself really though it was still really good. I also sprinkled some goat cheese on top like they do at one of my favorite restaurants. It adds some creaminess and cuts the spice a bit.

tboneskitchen's Review

January 24, 2012
Dee-lish. The whole family loved this. Even our picky teenager.

marymeg2's Review

November 28, 2011
Very good. I didn't change a thing except I used a tiny bit less crushed red pepper.

STynan's Review

November 23, 2011

DianneMundy's Review

November 05, 2011

JimMarltonNJ's Review

April 25, 2011
This was very good, left my mouth warm and wanting more. If you like it very hot; add more spice. I served this with a green salad.

hawaiikim's Review

May 05, 2009

snoopka's Review

March 24, 2009
great dish. just enough heat for me, but my husband adds more crushed red pepper on his plate. Used sauce from a jar to save time and it always turns out great! Quick and easy. This one is a keeper!

Lara14's Review

February 21, 2009
Excellent recipe. Easy to vary the heat with the crushed red pepper. Always a great dish!