Squid ink pasta with a delicious, light, white wine butter cream sauce. Just made this tonight and had to share. We all loved it, even my husband who hates squid, and my 3-year-old asked for seconds!


Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 10 mins
1 hr 25 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat avocado oil in a deep skillet over medium heat; cook and stir minced garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in squid and a pinch of salt. Pour 2 cups water and 1 cup wine over squid, ensuring squid is fully submerged. Cover skillet and bring liquid to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until squid is tender, about 40 minutes.

  • Bring 8 cups generously salted water to a boil in a pot. Cook squid ink pasta at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain, reserving pasta water.

  • Remove squid from skillet and place in a bowl. Add shallot and scallions to skillet; cook and stir in the remaining liquid for about 3 minutes. Stir in butter, a splash of white wine, lemon juice, basil, paprika, dried roasted garlic, Parisian herb blend, salt, and pepper. Slowly pour in cream until sauce reaches desired color and consistency.

  • Mix squid into the sauce and cook until sauce reduces and thickens, about 5 minutes. Add some of the reserved pasta water if sauce gets too thick. Add pasta to sauce; toss to coat lightly with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

509 calories; protein 12.3g 25% DV; carbohydrates 46.2g 15% DV; fat 27.8g 43% DV; cholesterol 89.1mg 30% DV; sodium 78.1mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition