Easy 50 min 4 servings
06 May 2021

Baby octopus in tomato sauce

main dishes


  • 21 oz baby octopus
  • 28 oz San Marzano dell’ Agro Sarnese – Nocerino DOP tomatoes
  • 2 oz black olives
  • 1 oz capers
  • marjoram, to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil, as needed
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste


Take a wide skillet, add a little extra virgin olive oil, the San Marzano DOP tomatoes pureed in a blender and the whole garlic clove and cook for a few minutes.

Then add the baby octopus and cook for 20 minutes, add the capers, olives and marjoram.

Salt and cook for another 20 minutes.

Check if the baby octopus are cooked by testing with a fork; if they are tender then the dish is ready. If not, cook a few minutes more.