Octopus Spaghetti: Octopus Paired with the Best Pasta

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Receta de espaguetis con pulpo

Combining pasta and octopus in a single dish is a great idea! They’re both healthy foods that are easy to prepare and pair perfectly together. This dish is also incredibly easy to make and requires very few ingredients. Don’t for a second think that few ingredients is a bad thing; the recipe’s simplicity allows the flavors of the octopus and the pasta shine all the brighter. That’s why we’re offering up this delicious octopus spaghetti recipe today.

  • To share: Serves 2
  • Difficulty: Low
  • Time: 25 min
  • Serve as: Lunch/Appetizer
  • Calories: 390 cal/serving


You won’t find a simpler recipe with this set of ingredients. Our octopus spaghetti recipe is designed for two and won’t take more than 30 minutes to make. You can find the affordable ingredients in any supermarket and enjoy this dish any time of the year.



2 precooked el Rey del Pulpo octopus tentacles (about 10.5 oz)

7 oz spaghetti

2 cloves garlic, peeled

3 tbs homemade tomato sauce

Olive oil

1 tsp sweet or hot paprika, to taste

Salt and pepper


  • First, take your precooked octopus out of the fridge or freezer. This octopus is known not only for its excellent quality, but also because it keeps all the nutritional value of the octopus intact. If you’re using frozen tentacles, simply submerge the unopened package in water. The octopus should be defrosted in about 30 minutes.
  • Next, cut it into 3/4-of-an-inch pieces and set them aside for later.
  • Now it’s time to cook the pasta. The easiest step! Simply bring water to boil with salt and a splash of oil. Add in the spaghetti once boiling. It should be al dente in about eight to ten minutes, but be sure to follow the instructions on the package to ensure you get it just right.
  • While the pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce. First, add a splash of olive oil and the garlic to a frying pan. Heat on low for a few minutes to infuse the oil with the garlic. Next, add the tentacle pieces to brown. Once they’re ready, add the paprika and tomato sauce. Let this mixture simmer over low heat for 5 minutes, then add salt and pepper.
  • When the pasta is ready, drain it and mix in a splash of extra virgin olive oil. Plate the pasta and pour the octopus tomato sauce on top. Get ready to be amazed!



Adding octopus to pasta yields incredible results.

This is a great dish for beginner chefs or for anyone looking to make a delightful pasta dish for their loved ones.

It’s also healthy thanks to all the nutrients found in octopus.

Octopus pasta makes a tasty and healthy combo that is great for most diets. Try our other octopus pasta recipes including octopus and seafood marinara pasta or easy octopus lasagna. This octopus pasta salad is another easy-to-make and incredibly tasty recipe, perfect for any time of day. You’ll love them all!

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