Stuffed Calamari in Tomato Sauce

Stuffed Calamari in Tomato Sauce

In the mood for seafood this weekend? Our Stuffed Calamari in Tomato Sauce is sure to satisfy the craving.


The stuffing is made with a simple mixture of cheese, breadcrumbs, parsley, and garlic. The calamari tubes are filled and cooked in a delicious tomato sauce, and can be served with pasta, crusty bread or a vegetable side.


We use Zanetti Parmigiano Reggiano in our recipe, which adds a rich and nutty flavour, as well as the fact that high quality and Zanetti are synonymous with one another, so we know we're cooking with the best. Parmigiano Reggiano is high in calcium, and low in fat and quite versatile - it can be used in a variety of ways, such as topped on pasta, salads, vegetables or fruits.


This is a splendid dish to add to your menu when entertaining.


Buon Appetito!



For the Sauce:

3 x Di Napoli Chopped Tomato 400g 

1 medium onion, chopped

fresh parsley

Olitalia extra virgin olive oil


For the Stuffing:

500g whole fresh calamari tubes, cleaned

1/2 cup Uncle Barns’ Panko Breadcrumbs

1/2 cup grated Zanetti Parmigiano Reggiano

3 large eggs

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

4 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

3 tablespoons Olitalia extra virgin olive oil

salt & pepper


Prepare the Sauce:

Chop the onion finely and saute it in 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.

Once the onion becomes translucent, add the tomato sauce, the parsley and a pinch of salt.

Let everything cook at low heat.


Prepare the Stuffing:

Combine the eggs, cheese, breadcrumbs, garlic, olive oil and parsley together in a bowl, and season with salt and pepper.

Add milk and breadcrumbs as needed.

Fill the calamari tubes with the stuffing until 1 centimetre from the top.


Now carefully add calamari into the sauce once it reaches boiling stage, and cover the pot. Allow to cook for a further 15-25 minutes.

Note to stir the sauce and the calamari to prevent them from sticking to the bottom.

Once cooked, remove from heat and garnish with parsley.

Serve with a vegetable side of choice, or crusty bread.