Stuffed Calamari Recipe

on December 18 | in Main Dish, Recipes | by | with No Comments

The stuffed calamari recipe is the perfect traditional holiday dish for your home. Mixing the calamari and tomato sauce creates a unique flavor and taste that you’re guaranteed to enjoy.  When completed, you’ll be satisfied with the presentation this dish has to offer.


  • Preparation time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total time to cook: 50-60 minutes
  • Level of Difficulty: Medium
  • Serving Size: 5-6 servings


  • 1 lb. of fresh calamari, cleaned and de-veined
  • 1 lb. of linguine, cooked and drained
  • 16 oz. of plain bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons of diced fresh parsley
  • 12-15 toothpicks
  • 1/8 cup of water
  • 2-3 cloves of minced garlic
  • (1) 28 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • (1) 28 oz. of whole plum tomatoes, crushed and de-cored
  • 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 4-6 fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and peper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  • In a bowl, mix bread crumbs, 1/2 parsley, salt, pepper and water until smooth in texture.
  • Preheat olive oil in a saucepan.
  • Add garlic and cook until golden brown.
  • Add plum tomatoes, tomato sauce, 1/2 parsley and 2-3 basil leaves into saucepan.
  • Simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  • Spoon bread crumb mixture into each calamari and close the open end with a toothpick.
  • Place calamari into saucepan and simmer for 45-50 minutes (until calamari is tender)
  • Place cooked linguine in serving dish and add 1/2 sauce (mix evenly).
  • Spoon remaining sauce and calamari over pasta and place 2-3 basil leaves on top.
  • Serve and enjoy.


You can leave some shells un-stuffed in sauce.

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