You’re probably thinking, “Crock pot shrimp fra diavolo? This could never work. Oh, but it does.
Since all but one burner was broken on my stovetop, I got creative with my crockpot. When I planned to make Shrimp Fra Diavolo, my first thought was, “Seafood in the crock pot? Shrimp in the crock pot?!” I thought it was impossible, too.
I thought wrong.
With just a few ingredients and two hours, you can make this delicious, spicy Italian seafood pasta dish in your crockpot. The best part: only one pot to clean from cooking.
Is crock pot shrimp fra diavolo different from the regular recipe?
Not much. This shrimp fra diavolo recipe consolidates a few steps and relies on slow heat to bring flavors together. The spices use create an arrabbiata sauce right in your crock pot.
The main difference between the traditional recipe and the crock pot recipe is methodology. With a traditional recipe, you’ll likely spend a lot of time at the stove. And you might opt for fresh, uncooked shrimp. With the crockpot recipe, you’ll be able to put everything in, stirring occasionally if possible. It’s a great happy medium. And you can make this recipe after work or school – you don’t need to have it in the crockpot all day.
Crockpot and your family
As a working mom, I’ve found the crock pot to be a great tool. Even on the weekends or days when I’m working from home. It’s nice to know that you can have a whole meal – or part of a meal – prepared in advance.
The worst part of coming home from the soccer field or the office is knowing you have another item on your To Do list. By planning ahead, you’ll have something delicious to eat. And budget-friendly.
Crockpot Shrimp Fra Diavolo
This spicy Italian seafood pasta dish can be made with one-pot clean up in your crockpot.
Slow cooker shrimp fra diavolo
I always thought that shrimp required a very cautious, careful eye at the stove. It cooks very quickly. No one likes overcooked shrimp. But the beauty of using frozen shrimp and a crockpot is that you don’t need to worry about
- 1 pound frozen de-tailed, deveined shrimp
- 1 pound angel hair pasta, dry
- 1.5 jars of your favorite tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes (Spice to taste! I like a lot more heat, so I usually add a bit more. But if you'd like a mildly spicy dish,
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder or 3 cloves of fresh garlic, pressed
- Line bottom of crockpot with sauce
- Add half of the crushed red pepper flakes, garlic, and tablespoon of olive oil
- Next, add angel hair pasta layered with more sauce
- Add frozen shrimp
- Add the remaining crushed red pepper flakes, garlic and sauce
- Put the crockpot on low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally if possible (if you won't be able to stir it, make sure the pasta is coated in sauce to reduce sticking)
Did you know you can sub regular olive oil for a flavored olive oil? Doing so will kick things up a notch. We recommend a flavored olive oil like truffle oil, garlic oil, or parsley oil. But please let us know your favorite in the comments below!
- All-Clad SD700450 Programmable Oval-Shaped Slow Cooker with Black Ceramic Insert and Glass Lid, 6.5-Quart, Silver
- Truffleist Small Batch Hand-Crafted Truffle Oil 8.5oz
- OXO SteeL Garlic Press
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 350