Shrimp Fra Diavolo

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Shrimp Fra Diavolo

This simple recipe turns the classic Shrimp Fra Diavolo into a diet-friendly dinner dish that is filled with a whole lot of deliciousness and can be enjoyed with zero guilt.

A healthy lifestyle shouldn’t mean avoiding all your favorite foods. In fact, at Nutrisystem we believe weight loss and healthy living can be achieved while enjoying delicious foods in moderation. And pasta is no exception. While the classic recipe for Shrimp Fra Diavolo is often packed with unnecessary calories, our recipe lightens this pasta dish up with a few healthier but equally delicious ingredients.

Succulent shrimp is sautéed to perfection and accompanied by delicious veggies like celery, bell pepper, onion and crushed tomato. This veggie sauté quickly turns into a thick sauce thanks to the tasty crushed tomatoes. Flavored with an array of seasonings, this homemade sauce is poured over whole wheat pasta and garnished with basil.

This hearty Shrimp Fra Diavolo recipe yields four servings, so it’s a great pick for family dinner. Each servings clocks in at a mere 262 calories and counts as one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel, two Vegetables and one Extra.

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Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 262

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel, 2 Vegetables and 1 Extra


  • 3 tsp. olive oil
  • 3 garlic gloves, minced
  • 1 lb. shrimp, raw
  • ¼ cup celery, diced
  • ¼ cup bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup white onion, diced
  • 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes, no salt added
  • 1 ½ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups cooked whole wheat pasta
  • 8 basil leaves, chopped


  1. In a large skillet, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil at medium-high.
  2. Add garlic and stir.
  3. Add shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Shrimp will not be cooked though. Place shrimp aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add celery, bell pepper and onion. Cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add crushed tomatoes, red pepper and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Add shrimp and cook for another 5 minutes.
  7. Top over pasta and garnish with basil.
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