Need dinner in a hurry? Dinner doesn’t get much faster than this simple Shrimp Fra Diavolo recipe! Served on a bed of zucchini zoodles, you can’t beat this low carb dinner.
This Italian shrimp recipe takes just 15 minutes from start to finish!
(*This post was sponsored by Green Giant as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.)
I am dedicating this quick and easy shrimp fra diavolo recipe to all of the busy families out there. You know who you are…your kids are in sports, doing activities, and then you have the rush home to get dinner on the table. You need dinner ASAP.
Kids love shrimp. It is high in protein, and you can flavor it in so many ways. This simple Italian shrimp recipe is ready in just 15 minutes!!”
I can’t tell you how excited I was to find Green Giant Veggie Spirals (aka zoodles) in the frozen section at my local Walmart! (I was even more excited that these veggie spiral products are 100% just the vegetable…no preservatives, salt, or fats!)
I will tell you that I have a zoodle making machine, but I rarely use it. It is big and bulky and I store it in the garage. Out of sight, out of mind, I think. Now that I know I can buy zoodles, dinner just got easier.
Our kids love their gluten free pasta, but Mr. Fearless Dining and I don’t need all of the carbs.”
Luckily, we can use these Green Giant Veggie Spirals instead of pasta with our dinner! These veggie spirals have 90% fewer calories than pasta!!
What is Fra Diavolo?
Fra diavolo is one of my favorite Italian sauces. It is a simple tomato sauce, but you add crushed red pepper to make it a bit spicy.
Full disclosure here, I made my sauce on the non-spicy side. My kids don’t like a lot of heat…I know it is odd given that I LOVE spicy! The hotter the better!
I make the sauce, then add more crushed red pepper to my own plate :-). This way everyone is happy.
Fra Diavolo Sauce
First, I brown the onion and garlic with some olive oil in a pan.
After adding the canned tomato sauce and diced tomatoes, I add lots of fresh basil, and some crushed red pepper. I mixed it all together, covered the pan, and simmered it on low heat.
Next, add the thawed cooked shrimp. (Don’t forget to drain the water out after they thaw. You only want to add the shrimp to the pan.)
Ingredients you need for this recipe:
- Green Giant Zucchini or Carrot Spirals.
- Cooked frozen shrimp, thawed and drained.
- One can tomato sauce (not spaghetti sauce)
- One can diced tomatoes.
- Garlic, basil, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper.
- Parmesan cheese
You can see from the ingredients, it doesn’t take a lot of fancy ingredients to make a healthy dinner. The diavolo sauce uses only five ingredients plus salt and pepper!
To prep the veggie spirals, all you have to do is microwave them in their packaging. The special packaging is made for this. Place the package in a microwave safe dish, and cook according to package directions.
When the veggie spirals are done, open slowly to allow the steam to vent out.
You will want to drain the water out in the sink. Be careful because the water is hot. Now your veggie noodles/spirals are ready!
More Delicious Recipes to Use Zoodles in:
- Top them with this simple Alfredo Sauce recipe.
- Add your zoodles to this quinoa vegetable bowl recipe.
How to make shrimp fra diavolo:
- 1 pound shrimp, cooked, thawed
- 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes, low sodium
- 14 ounces tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic
- 3 tablespoons fresh basil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or more if you like spicy!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups zucchini
- Heat zucchini zoodles according to package directions.
- In a skillet, add oil and onion. Cook on medium heat until the onion becomes translucent.
- Add the garlic, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes.
- Mix well and add basil, shrimp, and seasonings. Cover and bring to a boil. Boil 5 minutes then turn down the heat to low and simmer another 5 minutes.
- Serve over zoodles.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 204 Cholesterol: 285mg Sodium: 1711mg Carbohydrates: 13g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 8g Protein: 26g
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