Calamari with Tomato Sauce


Our family always has this on Christmas Eve as one of the seven fish dishes typically served.

close up view of Calamari with Tomato Sauce over spaghetti on a white plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 1 (28 ounce) can tomato puree

  • 28 fluid ounces water

  • ½ cup red wine

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • crushed red pepper to taste

  • 1 (16 ounce) package uncooked linguine pasta

  • 3 pounds squid, cleaned and sliced into rings


  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and cook until lightly brown. Stir in tomato puree, water, red wine, salt, sugar and crushed red pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally

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

  3. Stir calamari into the tomato puree mixture. Continue to simmer approximately 15 minutes, until squid is opaque. Check frequently to avoid overcooking squid. Serve squid and sauce over cooked linguine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

483 Calories
13g Fat
56g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 483
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 376mg 125%
Sodium 804mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 957mg 20%

* 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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