Squid Tomato Pasta

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Squid Tomato Pasta

For us, pasta with tomato sauce became a dish of the soul after I discovered the Italian Marinara Sauce, the classic one or the recipe adapted by me. If you want them to be a little more consistent, like seafood pasta and you don't have a great diversity or budget for all kinds of mollusks, I propose the most handy, cheap, filling and very tasty option. Namely to use squid in the recipe, I usually have 1-2 bags of squid rings in the freezer and I use them more in combination with pasta. You're probably wondering why I use frozen squid - I've tried fresh squid too, but I probably still don't have the skill to make them so they're chewy - I'll be grateful if you have little secrets for boiling raw squid.

But I found that frozen squid rings are already pre-cooked and easy to cook, have a good texture and are always handy in the freezer.


Frozen squid rings
500 g
Tomatoes sauce
500 g
recommend putting Marinara tomato sauce, cooked by you or bought - in the worst case use mashed tomatoes
White onion
1 piece
Garlic cloves
4 pieces
Olive oil
50 ml
you can also add 10g of butter
500 g
20 g
for serving

Step by step


Here you can see the squid rings that I usually use in recipes.

I keep them in the freezer and thaw them a few hours before cooking the recipe.


After thawing, wash them well in 2-3 waters.


Then I put them in a sieve to drain the water well and I check that each one does not have mistakes and stronger cartilages among them. I recommend not to skip this step, I can't stand to feel them in the food and I'm usually paranoid about this :)


Then you can leave the rings so whole, or you can cut them in halves, quarters, etc.


When we have the squid ready, we actually start the thermal preparation.

In a frying pan, heat the olive oil (and optional butter), heat the finely chopped onion and garlic. Leave it like this for 3-4 minutes, but be very careful not to brown them and burn them.


Then add the squid and mix well.


Let it cook well for 8-10 minutes on a moderate heat, stirring periodically.


Now add the mashed tomatoes or the semi-prepared tomato sauce - I usually have reserves of sauce in the freezer or canned at home in the jar.

I gave all the details in:

Classic Marinara pasta and pizza sauce recipe

My pasta sauce recipe


Mix well and simmer for another 5 minutes, then turn off the heat and set aside.


Now boil your favorite pasta according to the instructions on the package.


Drain the pasta and add it so hot in the tomato sauce with squid.


Mix well with a wooden spoon or spatula.


I recommend not to omit the grated Parmesan cheese when serving, it is the one that gives the final note and the complete taste.

Great appetite!

Quantity: 1 kg (3-4 servings)
Prep time: 30 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 30 min
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