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Spaghetti calamari

Spaghetti calamari

Total Time
30 min
10 min
20 min
A restaurant favourite that’s super simple to make at home in just 30 minutes.


Olive oil

2 tsp

Calamari or squid, raw

600 g, cleaned, cut into rings

Brown onion

1 large, finely chopped

Fresh red chilli

1 whole, long, deseeded, finely chopped


2 clove(s), crushed

Dry-style white wine

100 ml

Tomato passata

700 g

Dry pasta

240 g, spaghetti

Caster sugar

¼ tsp

Grated parmesan cheese

2 tbs

Fresh basil

2 tbs, chopped


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Cook squid rings, stirring, for 2 minutes or until light golden. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a plate. Add onion, chilli and garlic to pan and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until softened. Add wine and simmer for 1 minute. Add passata and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions. Drain. Add pasta and reserved squid rings to tomato mixture and cook for for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Season with salt, pepper and pinch of sugar. Serve sprinkled with parmesan and basil.