Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Spinach

Last month when I was browsing Margaret’s blog for recipes to make for the Secret Recipe Club I realized that she not only loves her tea and scones but she love her shrimp and pasta!  My kind of girl :)  When I saw that she had made this Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Spinach for the Cooking Ellie group I knew then and there I would be making that dish..

I have been in a blogging slump again.  Mostly because believe it or not, we just aren’t eating anything new that I want to post about.  We have been following the guidlines for Grumpy’s diabetic diet pretty faithfully which has cut a lot of high carb and baked goods out of our life.  Instead we are having protien smoothies and lots of fresh fruit and veggies throughout the day and for dinner usually a quick and easy throw together meal and several of them ones that I have posted here throughout the years such as the Red & White Cauliflower Bake which Grumpy devours like crazy and I think its funny because its a tofu dish!  Because we are both pasta lovers it is hard to not make at least a couple meals a week with pasta so I decided to make them as healthy as I possibly could and I have been using the Dreamfields pasta.

This dish was full of flavor and I will definitely keep it on my list of shrimp/pasta dishes to make.  I love that its healthy and delicious!

I am submitting this post to Presto Pasta Nights being hosted this week by Stash of Simple Kitchen Seasons.  You still have time to submit if you want to join in.  Just visit the PPN website for the submission guidelines.  Make sure to visit his website tomorrow for the round up of yummy pasta dishes made this last week for this event!

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Shrimp Fra Diavolo
slightly adapted from Ellie Krieger


  • 1/2 lb Pasta of your choice 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1/2 medium onion onion, diced 
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste1-15 oz can diced tomatoes 
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth 
  • 1 teaspoon oregano 
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper 
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 
  • 3 cups baby spinach
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Add the pasta and cook until al dente and according to the directions on the package.

While the pasta is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.  Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes.  Add the garlic and cook, stirrng, for 1 additional minute.  Add the tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, the oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.  Simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, 8 to 10 minutes.  Add the shrimp and spinach and cook, stirring, until the shrimp is just cooked through, about 5 minutes.  Remove from the heat.  Add the drained cooked pasta to the sauce and toss until well combined.


Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 30 mins Yield: 4 servings


    • says

      Thanks Katie, it was yummy! :) It was a nice change from the alfredo type sauces that Grumpy prefers and we will definitely have it again.

  1. says

    We seem to have been in a rut of repeats ourselves… all delicious – but not necessarily worth repeating. That said, you've made a variation on one of my favorite pastas. Thanks for sharing your shrimp Diavolo with Presto Pasta Nights. It just might be what's on our table tonight.

    • says

      Grumpy hates it when I get in a "repeat rut" but until he starts cooking himself he has to deal with it until I get inspired. ha ha. Hope you enjoyed if its what you made!

  2. says

    Hi Shelby! I found this recipe via Pinterest. It looks really good!! I am not a "regular cooker" and I have to follow recipes exactly and literally. Couple of questions: the recipe calls for adding "the tomatoes, wine, tomato paste" and I don't see these items listed in the ingredients. What amount do I need of each of these items? Thanks so much for your help!


    • says

      Hi Rae! I have updated the recipe. My bad! I just automatically typed what I saw not what I used and missed the tomatoes! lol I used chicken broth instead of wine as I don't have white wine in the house too often. Either would be good!

  3. says

    This looks amazing Shelby! Dreamfield's pasta is pretty amazing too! I know my family would LOVE me if I made this for them for dinner one night! YUM!

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