Octopus and Squid Recipes

Looking for octopus and squid recipes? Allrecipes has more than 60 trusted octopus and squid recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Octapodi Kokkinisto (Greek Octopus in Tomato Sauce)

Rating: Unrated
Octopus is an incomparable treat. I love it grilled, in a salad or in tomato sauce. For many, cooking octopus may seem daunting - but I assure you, it couldn't be easier. Serve this dish with hand-cut french fries or with rice. Never add water; you want the octopus to cook in its own juices for best flavor.

Spicy Stuffed Squid

Rating: Unrated
Squid stuffed with succulent rice and baked in a spicy tomato sauce. It doesn't get much better than this.

Buttermilk-Battered Calamari

Rating: Unrated
This is a great recipe for those who love battered calamari. It's so simple and the finished product is awesome! Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

Fried Seafood Laksa Noodles

Rating: Unrated
This is one of my favorite Asian recipes. It's fast and easy.

Octopus in Tomato Sauce

Rating: Unrated
Enjoy this traditional recipe from Malta which makes a very flavorful sauce for octopus with potatoes, tomatoes, red wine and a hint of citrus that can be served over spaghetti, or just on its own.

Juicy and Spicy Ceviche

Rating: Unrated
This is a super juicy and moist ceviche! It is so good! Serve with tortilla chips.

Air Fryer Calamari

Guilt-free crispy air-fried calamari! Serve with cocktail sauce and lemon wedges if desired.

Spanish Octopus

Rating: Unrated
Above and beyond the ingredients, the cooking method, or should I say methods, couldn't be easier. As long as you braise it gently on low heat, until just tender, and then give it a nice sear before serving, you should be in great shape. This smoky braised octopus is great served with crusty roasted potatoes.

Grilled Octopus

Rating: Unrated
Tenderized octopus, char-grilled and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, a squeeze of fresh lemon, and a sprinkling of fresh parsley. Simple, yet deliciously satisfying!

Seafood Chowder

Rating: Unrated
A creamy chowder full of flavor! Of course regular ingredients may be used for those not watching their waistline.

Adobong Pusit (Squid Adobo)

Rating: Unrated
This Filipino squid recipe tastes best if you use fresh, smaller squid. Squid is simmered with onion, garlic, tomato, vinegar, and soy sauce for a tasty meal.


Rating: Unrated
This is a delicious, very easy, quick but moderately expensive recipe. Everyone I've ever fixed it for absolutely loves it!

Inspiration and Ideas

How To Cook Octopus

It's easier than you think! Get tips for serving tender octopus, from quick grilling to slow simmering.

Calamari Marinara

"The most tender calamari I've ever had. Excellent recipe." – Steve Harrison

Camarones al Mojo de Ajo (Mexican Shrimp in Garlic Mojo Sauce)

Giant shrimp and baby octopus are cooked in garlic mojo sauce with a touch of pasilla chiles. A delicious recipe that is very easy to make. Serve with white rice, avocado, and a very cold beer.