Ciao Bella Calamari Ripieni (Stuffed Calamari)

Ciao Bella Calamari Ripieni (stuffed Calamari) Recipe

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Anna Sciancalepore Antoniello


My Mom is a wonderful cook and this is one of hers. Of course we had to translate her measurements from a handful of this and pinch of that. LOL

If you haven't tried calamari this is a great way to have it besides fried. Really brings out the true flavor of the calamari.



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30 Min
1 Hr


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calamari, cleaned with tentacles


2 large
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 c
parmesan cheese
1 c
bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 bunch
parsley, italian, chopped about a 1/4 cup
1/2 Tbsp
basil, dried
1/4 tsp
garlic powder


1 can(s)
15 oz plum tomatoes with jiuce, crushed with a fork
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
basil, dried
2 Tbsp
parsley, italian, chopped
1/4 c
parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp
olive oil

How to Make Ciao Bella Calamari Ripieni (Stuffed Calamari)


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2Mix all the ingredients for the filling. With a small spoon fill calamari 3/4 of the way full. Close with toothpicks.
  • 3Place in a 9" x 13" baking dish. Arrange tentacles around the bodies. If you have any left over filling form into balls and place around pan.
  • 4Place topping ingredients evenly over top. Place enough water to almost cover calamari. DON'T cover completely.
  • 5Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40-45 minutes. Shut oven off and leave calamari in for another 15 minutes before serving.

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