Stuffed squid in tomato sauce

Stuffed squid in tomato sauce

A tempting and tasty quid in tomato sauce recipe by Silvia Colloca

Made with Mutti Passata

Mutti Passata is a very versatile product that can be used in quick dishes due to the fact it is already reduced, as well as in slower cook dishes like Bolognese. However it is cooked it will retain its bright red colour, velvety texture and sweet flavour. Velvety smooth with no skins or seeds, it takes 2kg of fresh tomatoes to make 1kg of Mutti Passata.

cooking sketch 1h (COOK TIME: 1h)

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4 people



  • 100 g breadcrumbs
  • 1 handful of flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 chilli, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt flakes
  • 1 handful of small baby capers in salt, well washed and roughly chopped
  • 4 anchovy fillets, chopped
  • 4 tubes medium squid
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

For the sauce

  • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped parsley stalks
  • 1/2 chili, thinly sliced
  • 150 ml of white wine
  • 1 x 700 g bottle of Mutti Passata
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Stuffed squid in tomato sauce: Method

  1. For the stuffed squid in tomato sauce, combine the breadcrumbs, parsley, garlic, eggs, chilli, 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, salt, capers and anchovies in a large bowl. Loosely spoon the filling into the tubes. Secure the filling with toothpicks and set aside.
  2. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large deep-sided saucepan over medium heat and gently cook the garlic, parsley stalks and chilli for 1–2 minutes. Add the stuffed squid and brown on both sides, then pour in the wine and let it bubble away for 1–2 minutes or until the alcohol has evaporated.
  3. Add Mutti Passata and 300ml of water and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover with a lid and simmer gently for 25–30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste for salt and adjust accordingly.
  4. Serve stuffed squid in tomato sauce with soft polenta or crusty bread.

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