Seafood Fra Diavolo Sauce Recipe- one of my favorite seafood pasta recipes. Sweet and spicy at the same time. This is just the way they make fra diavolo sauce in restaurants!

Seafood Fra Diavolo

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: fra diavlo sauce
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 454kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
Spicy marinara sauce with fresh seafood.
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  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 29 ounce cans tomato puree
  • 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1-2 tablespoons crushed red pepper depending on your spice level
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 pound raw squid tubes cut into rings
  • 1 pound raw shrimp shelled and de-veined
  • Pasta of Choice cooked


  • In a large Dutch oven or large pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute garlic and onions until soft, stirring continuously, approximately 10 minutes.
  • Add tomato puree through Italian seasoning, stir well. Reduce heat to the lowest setting and simmer for 2 hours, stirring sporadically.
  • Thirty minutes before serving, stir in sugar. Ten minutes before serving, stir in shrimp and squid. The heat from the sauce will cook seafood.
  • Serve sauce over pasta of choice and enjoy your Seafood Fra Diavolo!


Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 417mg | Sodium: 1320mg | Potassium: 850mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 1070IU | Vitamin C: 31.6mg | Calcium: 308mg | Iron: 6.6mg