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Absolutely Delicious Stuffed Calamari Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Absolutely Delicious Stuffed Calamari

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"Calamari tubes are stuffed with seafood and baked in a rich cream sauce before serving over a bed of linguine. This is probably the best calamari, if not the best entree, you'll ever have!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Rinse the calamari tubes and pat dry.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the onions, 6 cloves of the garlic, shrimp, crabmeat and lemon juice. Spoon some of this mixture into each squid tube and seal the ends by 'sewing' with a toothpick. Arrange in a single layer in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in cream cheese and 2 cloves of garlic. Cook and stir until cream cheese has melted. Gradually whisk in the milk. Cook until heated through and then remove from the heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese and pepper. Pour over all of the calamari tubes in the baking dish. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of Romano cheese on top of each one.
  4. Bake uncovered until the cheese is browned and sauce is bubbly. While the calamari is baking, Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguine pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain. Serve the stuffed calamari and sauce over a bed of linguine.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2008

I found this recipe to be "absolutely delicious"! I did a few things differently but nothing that would dramatically alter the results. Instead of mixing, I sauteed the shrimp, crab, green onions, garlic and lemon juice together with a little olive oil. I also added a few extra green onions to the mix and a little salt and pepper. I thought the sauce was excellent as well. I might put in a little less milk next time but the taste was wonderful and everyone I served had seconds. The only negative is that it is a time consuming process but well worth it if you're aiming to make an impressive, flavorful meal. I am making this again tonight!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 21, 2008

Even though this recipe sounds like it would be delicious, it left my family very dissapointed. The cream sauce was weak and the overall texture was unapealing. It took an awful lot of time to prepare and the overall cost to prepare this meal is a bit too expensive for it to be so dissapointing. Skip this one, a traditional alfredo sauce made with heavy whipping cream is far superior than using cream cheese. That was a mistake.

Apr 20, 2009

I sort of tweaked this recipe somewhat, as I always do. Used chicken instead of crab meat, slightly panfried in butter with a little chopped chilli and some bell pepers. Threw a few spoons of sour cream into the stuffing. Turned out quite nice in the end. However, I'm always a bit critical about my own cooking, thus I'll give this one 4 stars... Just remember that you never want to over-cook calamari. Fifteen minutes at most in a rather high oven, completely covered with this sort of Alfredo sauce.

Jan 26, 2009

As you can see in my picture, they aren't very pretty. So I gotta meet half way with my review. The idea is there. The flavors can be manipulated. But when it comes down to it, they were a pain to stuff and didn't look that visually appealing in the end. I tried to work around the texture by just frying the assembled "tubes" and doing the sauce on the side. It still looked like a plate full of blown up balloons I was serving. My best advice is to do what I did in frying em up, only bread em or toss through some flour/crumbs first to take away that texture and unnappealing appearance. . .

Aug 25, 2009

With a few tweaks I was able to get it right and the family wants more! I substituted milk with cream and added chives to the stuffing. Also, when I realized I had some leftover stuffing left, I simply combined it into the sauce fefor covering the calamari. Worked out prefect!

May 28, 2009

That was the best! I didn't think that it needed anything done to it. i followed the recipe just like it was and turned out perfect.

Apr 19, 2010

My family loved this one! The squid tubes that were available to me were so HUGE that I had to double the filling mixture to fill them. This was not a bad thing :-) Other than that I pretty much followed the recipe. At first I had my doubts about the sauce but we loved the finished product.

Jan 26, 2014

I followed this recipe very close. The stuffing came good but the sauce was extremely rich. I don't usually count calories if I want to eat delicious food but this is not the problem here, it is simply too rich. Just think about the amount of butter and cream cheese it calls for, too, too rich. Cream cheese is not a good idea here. Be careful how long you keep it in the oven because calamari can get rubbery very quickly. I wouldn't cook it for more than 15 minutes. I will probably fix the calamari with the stuffing again but with another lighter sauce. Sorry, I don't intend to be negative I'm just giving my honest opinion.


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  • Calories
  • 1019 kcal
  • 51%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.7 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 479 mg
  • 160%
  • Fat
  • 65.6 g
  • 101%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 65.6 g
  • 131%
  • Sodium
  • 1549 mg
  • 62%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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