Shrimp Tortellini (Fra Diavolo)

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This Shrimp Tortellini, similar to Fra Diavolo, in red sauce is a little spicy, garlicky and flat out delicious. A symphony of flavor with pillows of cheese tortellinis.

Shrimp Tortellini (Fra Diavolo) in a white bowl with a fork.
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Why Make This Shrimp Tortellini (Fra Diavolo)

This is a huge yummy change up from your typical meals. It’s got a little (optional) fire to the flavor and with the juicy, perfectly cooked shrimp, capers and other flavors you will crave. This dish comes together very quickly.

You can use any pasta, but the tortellini brings it to a new elevated level, like my pesto tortellini, I make this for the family on special occasions and when I want to impress guests. You will soon be doing the same!

Ingredients Needed

Shrimp Tortellini (Fra Diavolo) Ingredients on a counter in bowls.

Marinara. Any that you like best!

Tortellini. Any will work, I prefer four cheese.

Spinach. Fresh spinach to add some green and nutrients to the dish. This is optional.

Capers. These add an unmatched umami flavor to this dish, they are salty and in brine and pair wonderful with the shrimp and tomato sauce.

Shrimp. Raw, high quality, peeled and veined.

Seasoning. Oregano, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes.

Parsley. Fresh parsley for garnish

All other recipe ingredients and measurements can be found below in the recipe card.

Recipe Variations

Shrimp. Use any shrimp of choice, you can also make this vegetarian.

Tortellini. You can sub gnocchi and cook according to the package.

Capers. These can be subbed with canned sardines if needed.

Steps To Make This Shrimp Tortellini

Shrimp Tortellini steps to make in a pan.

Step One. Prepare tortellini according to package. Typically cooked in boiled water for a few short minutes.

Step Two. Add salt, pepper and oregano to the raw cleaned shrimp in a medium bowl, mix well. Finely chop garlic and onion. In a large skillet, add olive oil and set stove to medium/high heat. Add in garlic, onions, red pepper flakes, capers sauté for about 3 minutes. Add in the shrimp and pour marinara over everything.

Step Three. Let the marinara come to a small simmering, let it bubble for about 4 minutes, stirring often until the shrimp is fully cooked. Add in the fresh spinach, warm tortellini and stir well. Turn the heat off and serve. Add fresh parsley and optional parmesan.

Recipe FAQ’s

Can I use regular pasta?

You can use regular pasta if you don’t want to use tortellini.

Can I make this vegetarian ?

Make this recipe vegetarian! Skip the shrimp.

How long will this keep?

This Shrimp Tortellini is best enjoyed right away, but will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Can I use cooked shrimp?

You can use cooked shrimp. Just be sure it’s thawed and try not to over cook it!

Up close photo of shrimp in a bowl with a fork on the side.

Recipe Pairings

This goes great with my Garlic Rolls or my Kale Salad With Lemon Honey Dressing. Make it a complete meal and enjoy.

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Shrimp Tortellini (Fra Diavolo)
5 from 5 votes

Shrimp Tortellini (Fra Diavolo)

This Shrimp Tortellini in red sauce is a little spicy, garlicky and flat out delicious. A symphony of flavor with pillows of cheese tortellinis. 
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • lb raw shrimp, *peeled and cleaned
  • 1 tsp crushed, dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper, *more if you like it spicer
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup chopped white onion
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 2 -2½ cup marinara
  • 20 oz pre-prepared tortellini
  • 2 cup fresh spinach
  • 2 tbsp fresh, chopped parsley
  • 4 tbsp fresh parmesan , optional!

Instructions 

  • Prepare tortellini according to package. Typically cooked in boiled water for a few short minutes. 
  • Add salt, pepper and oregano to the raw cleaned shrimp in a medium bowl, mix well. Finely chop garlic and onion. In a large skillet, add olive oil and set stove to medium/high heat. Add in garlic, onions, red pepper flakes, capers sauté for about 3 minutes. Add in the shrimp and pour marinara over everything.
  • Let the marinara come to a small simmering, let it bubble for about 4 minutes, stirring often until the shrimp is fully cooked. Add in the fresh spinach, warm tortellini and stir well for about 2 minutes. Turn the heat off and serve. Add fresh parsley and optional parmesan. 

Notes

*cooked shrimp will also work just shorten the time
*best served fresh, but will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 645kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 268mg | Sodium: 1969mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2443IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 326mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 645
Keyword: 15 minute, pasta
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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made this for my husband on date night last night. It was REALLY GOOD. We are the whole pan in one sitting 😂will be making again very soon.

    1. Love to hear that! This is a great date night dish!

  2. 5 stars
    This was so delicious I have never paired shrimp with italian flavors and sauce, I can’t wait o make this again.

  3. 5 stars
    Great addition to our “easy” weeknight meals. This was a big meal and fed the whole army of kids in my house. My teenage son loved it and he’s the sickest easter. Thank you Bailey