Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Toasted Breadcrumbs Recipe

Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Toasted Breadcrumbs Recipe

In search of an impressive, low-fuss dish to serve at that dinner party you agreed to host? Craving a decadent meal on a Wednesday night where time spared for dinner is sparse? Or, perhaps you’re longing for a luxurious meal that also leans on the healthier side? Well, I have a recipe capable of satisfying all three of those scenarios – queue, Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Toasted Breadcrumbs.

Plated Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Toasted Breadcrumbs
Plated Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Toasted Breadcrumbs

With this rendition, though, I made a couple of health-conscious swaps, while still maintaining the integrity of the original recipe. While there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with a beautiful batch of Linguine (especially when it’s freshly handcrafted), for this recipe, I opted to leave the gluten on the bench, and instead, chose to use Banza’s Chickpea Pasta Linguine. Banza is gluten free and contains half of the carbs that regular pasta does. In my opinion and experience with cooking with Banza, your guests will likely not notice any difference!

If you shop at Rollin’ Oats with regularity like I do, you won’t ever have a problem finding Banza products, as they always have an array in stock. In addition to the Banza, all of the ingredients for this dish can be found at Rollin’ Oats! Yes, even the shrimp, which are located on the back wall in the frozen section. They’re even already peeled and deveined, which makes your life THAT much easier.

The other swaps that I made for this recipe were minor: fresh herbs for dried, extra crushed red pepper and the addition of toasted breadcrumbs, which makes for the perfect crunchy topping.

How to Make Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Toasted Breadcrumbs

Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Toasted Breadcrumbs

Abby Allen-Leach
Elegant enough for date night at home, yet simple enough as a weeknight meal in under 30 minutes.
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Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 201 kcal


  • 1 Tbsp Butter Preferably grass-fed, like Vital Farms
  • 1/4 Cup Breadcrumbs Panko, or fresh grated breadcrumbs work well!
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Basil Roughly chopped
  • Salt

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Red Onion Medium in size, chopped
  • 8 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2/3 Cup Dry White Wine Always cook with a wine that you would drink!
  • 1 lb Shrimp Peeled and deveined
  • 1 28 Ounce Can Crushed Tomatoes Organic is preferred
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Oregano
  • 1 8 Ounce Box Banza Linguine
  • 1 Tbsp Salt Plus more, to taste
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper Plus more, to taste
  • Fresh Basil Chopped, for garnish
  • Parmesan Cheese Grated, for garnish


Toasted Breadcrumbs

  • Melt 1 tbsp Butter in a dutch oven or large pot over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs and stir occasionally until they begin to toast and turn golden, 5-7 minutes.
    Toasting the breadcrumbs
  • Scrape toasted breadcrumbs into a medium bowl and mix in fresh chopped basil and a pinch of salt. Stir to combine and set aside .
    Toasted breadcrumbs

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

  • In the same pot that you used to make the breadcrumbs, add remaining 2 tbsp of butter and melt over medium heat. Add chopped onion, 1/2 tbsp of the salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally until onion has softened and is very fragrant, 5-7 minutes.
    Softening the onion
  • Add in minced garlic and 1 tbsp of the crushed red pepper flakes. Stir until fragrent, 1-2 minutes.
    Adding in the crushed red pepper
  • Carefully add shrimp to pot in an even layer and sprinkle with other 1/2 tbsp of salt. Cook the shrimp 2 minutes on each side. Pour in the wine and allow mixture to simmer until reducted by half, 3-4 minutes.
    Cooking the shrimp
  • Pour in crushed tomatoes and oregano. Stir to combine, taste for seasoning and add remaining crushed red pepper for additional heat and salt, as needed. Reduce the heat and simmer. In the meantime, Cook pasta 1 minute-less than package instructions and set aside, reserving 1 cup of pasta cooking water.
    Stirring in the crushed tomatoes and oregano
  • Remove sauce mixture from the heat. Add in cooked pasta, a few splashed of the pasta water and some of the grated parmesan (if using). Using tongs or large spoons, stir to combine and add more cooking water and salt, as needed.
    Adding in the Pasta
  • To serve, top with toasted breadcrumbs and fresh basil and grated parmesan, if using.
    Fra Diavolo plated
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Toasted Breadcrumbs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 287mg96%
Sodium 2691mg117%
Potassium 224mg6%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 102IU2%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 217mg22%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 25gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 287mgSodium: 2691mgPotassium: 224mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 102IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 217mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Shrimp Fra Diavolo, Main Dish
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