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Greek octopus mac and cheese

  • Dairy Free Diet

    Excludes foods such as milk, yoghurt, cheese and their by-products.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

  • Low in Sugars Diet

    Limits all sources of added sugars and encourages the reduction of high-carbohydrate (high glycemic index) foods. A claim that a food can be classified as LS can be made when it contains less than 5 gr of sugars per 100 gr of solid food or 2.5 gr of sugars per 100 ml of liquid food.


  • Place a large pot over medium heat.
  • Peel the onion and coarsely chop.
  • Peel the carrot and chop into 0.5-1 cm cubes.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, the onion and carrot.
  • Sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  • After washing the octopus thoroughly, cut through above and below the eyes and discard this piece, take off and discard the mouth. Turn the hood inside out and clean. Cut into pieces, any size you prefer.
  • Add to the pot and sauté for 3-4 minutes over high heat, until golden.
  • Add the tomato paste and stir to sauté also.
  • Add the ouzo and wait for the alcohol to evaporate.
  • Add the canned tomatoes, vegetable stock, bay leaves, lemon zest and lemon juice.
  • Stir and lower heat to medium. Simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Then, add the macaroni along with the salt and 4 tablespoons olive oil and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until the pasta boils and the juices are absorbed.
  • Serve with capers, some grated feta cheese, fresh oregano, freshly ground pepper, grated zest of 1 lemon and drizzle with some more olive oil.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
30 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
24 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
14 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
25 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
9 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
84 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
25 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
3 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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