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Pasta with Calamari

Pasta with calamari rings in tomato sauce with peas, something so simple yet so delicious, a Mediterranean seafood pasta dish ready in no time.
Course Pasta and Rice
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 558kcal
Author Adina


  • 1 lb calamari tubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes 14 oz/ 400 g
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • a small bunch parsley
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Defrost the calamari tubes if frozen, wash, and pat dry. Cut into thin rings, about 5 mm/ ¼ inch wide. Set aside. Finely chop the onion, the garlic cloves, and the rosemary.
  • Saute onions: Heat the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet and cook the onions on medium-low heat for about 5 minutes or until softened.
  • Simmer: Add the garlic, calamari rings, chopped tomatoes, red wine vinegar, sugar, and rosemary. Add some salt and pepper to taste, bring to a boil, and simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes.
  • Add the peas and continue simmering, uncovered, for another 10 minutes. Chop the parsley and add most of it to the pan after you turn off the heat. Adjust the taste with salt and pepper.
  • In the meantime, cook the spaghetti.
  • Serve the calamari in tomato sauce over spaghetti and sprinkled with the rest of the parsley.


Serving: 1/4 of the dish | Calories: 558kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 524mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g