Calamari in a Creamy White Wine Sauce


This dish looks like you slaved over it and has such a rich taste that you don't need any sides. It is a creamy spicy calamari in white wine sauce over pasta. Dinner for two but easily doubled. Serve with the rest of the wine!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 servings


  • ½ pound linguine pasta

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 8 ounces squid, cleaned and cut into rings and tentacles

  • ¾ cup white wine

  • 3 cherry peppers, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 cup cream

  • crushed red pepper flakes to taste

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ cup shredded fresh basil

  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add crushed garlic, and cook for a few seconds until it turns golden brown. Stir in the squid, and cook until it turns white. Pour in white wine and cherry pepper slices; bring to a simmer, and cook until the wine is reduced by half, about 3 minutes.

  3. Stir cornstarch into the cream, and add to the simmering calamari. Season with red pepper flakes, basil, salt, and pepper; stir until thickened. To serve, toss pasta with sauce, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1230 Calories
67g Fat
104g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 1230
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 67g 86%
Saturated Fat 33g 163%
Cholesterol 417mg 139%
Sodium 306mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 104g 38%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 40mg 202%
Calcium 300mg 23%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 746mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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