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calamari with tomato sauce
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Instant Pot Calamari Stew

This super simple Instant Pot Calamari Stew is a one-pot, 35-minute dinner made with calamari, tomatoes, and pepperoncini peppers.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Natural Pressure Release10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Seafood
Keyword: Calamari, Instant Pot, Seafood, Stew
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 1186kcal
Author: Silvia Dunnirvine


  • 1 lb calamari/ squid, sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce/ sriracha
  • 1 cup pepperoncini, whole*
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • fresh lemon, sliced
  • fresh parsley, minced


  • Wash and dry calamari thoroughly. Slice calamari thinly. Season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Squeeze some fresh lemon and set aside.
    calamari stew
  • Turn instant pot on sauté mode. Add oil and garlic, cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add tomato paste and hot sauce, then stir in tomato sauce and water.
  • Add calamari and pepperoncini. Give it a good stir.
    instant pot calamari
  • Cover the instant pot and lock lid. Turn off sauté mode and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes, then allow for 10 minutes of NPR (natural pressure release).
  • Transfer calamari stew to a bowl, garnish with fresh parsley and fresh lemon juice.
    instant pot calamari stew


*or any preserved or fresh peppers of your liking


Calories: 1186kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 101g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 30g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1176mg | Sodium: 3951mg | Potassium: 2459mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1476IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 229mg | Iron: 8mg