Shrimp Fra Diavolo

by Alli

Shrimp Fra Diavolo was sponsored by Bertolli. All opinions are my own. 

Bring a touch of Tuscany to the table with Shrimp Fra Diavolo. Fra Diavolo means “Brother Devil” in Italian because the sauce is spicy. If you don’t like spice, just leave the crushed red pepper out, or don’t use as much.

With a name like Shrimp Fra Diavolo, you’re probably thinking hard, time-consuming, etc. Who has time for that? Not me!

Thanks to Bertolli® Five Cheese Sauce, my date-night meal is done in less than 20 minutes! That means more time for romance!

Ingredients For Shrimp Fra Diavolo

(Scroll down for the printable recipe card at the end of this post)

  • olive oil
  • medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • minced garlic
  • diced onion
  • linguine
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • Bertolli® Five Cheese Sauce

I've got an easy, DIY Tuscan Tablescape & Shrimp Fra Diavolo in under 20 minutes. This is the perfect romantic dinner for two!

Simple Tuscany Tablescape Ideas

To bring Tuscany to my table, I ordered a bag of wine corks (very inexpensive) and bought some fresh hydrangeas (my fave flower) from the grocery store. Colorful placemats and DIY place card holders complete the Tuscan look.

Centerpiece for Tuscan Landscape

Easy Hydrangea Centerpiece

To recreate this look, you’ll need a skinny, tall vase inside a larger one. Fill the skinny vase with water and add the hydrangeas. Place the corks between the skinny vase and the larger one.

Don’t tell anyone, but the hydrangeas weren’t quite full enough for me, so I added some faux Allium and other faux flowers I had to make the bouquet just right. Yes, you can mix real and fake together!

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Easy Cork Placecards 

Use an X-Acto knife to make a slit in the top of the cork and inserted little craft tags. A cork on its side has a tendency to roll over so make the slit in the top and not the side of the cork. It works for me. 

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

This took mere seconds to complete.

Let’s Make Shrimp Fra Diavolo 

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Once the tablescape is complete, it’s time to make the Shrimp Fra Diavolo. Bertoli saves me so much time and effort and I’m intrigued by the story of how Bertoli was started.

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Here’s the story I fell in love with: “It’s been more than 150 years since Francesco Bertolli began selling his olive oil in the small town of Lucca, Italy. In 1865, Francesco opened a small storefront business selling regional foods such as olive oil, wine, cheese, and olives.

In the late 1800s, Italian immigrants in America, unable to find the products to which they were accustomed, wrote to Bertolli asking for crates of olive oil. Bertolli sent orders to America and thus became the first exporter of olive oil.

From its beginnings in olive oil, Bertolli today has grown to also include a broad range of Italian-inspired pasta sauce and skillet meals.

Today, more than 150 years since Francesco Bertolli began selling his olive oil in Lucca, Italy, the original “Villa Bertolli” at piazza S. Donato still stands – just as Bertolli remains at the heart of the Italian-inspired cuisine enjoyed at home by millions of families around the world.”

Yield: 4 servings

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Shrimp Fra Diavolo is an easy dish to make. Linguine is topped with tender shrimp and a slightly spicy 5-cheese sauce.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • I Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 8 oz. linguine
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • Bertolli® Five Cheese Sauce


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil on medium. Add diced onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add garlic, pepper flakes and shrimp. Saute for 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in Bertolli® Five Cheese Sauce and heat thoroughly.
  5. Serve over linguine.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 432Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 262mgSodium 1728mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 35g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Facebook

An Italian inspired meal wouldn’t be complete without cheese, kalamata olives, and grapes. Watch out for those olive pits!

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

If you’re looking for an easy, delicious meal and tablescape for a romantic dinner for two, this is it.

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

 If You Love Shrimp Fra Diavolo You’ll Love The Recipes Below!

Be sure and visit Viva Bertolli Cooking School’s website. You’ll find the most delicious recipes and 150 ways to bring Tuscany to your table. 

Buon Appetito!


Skip to Recipe