Broiled Baby Octopus Greek Style – Quick & Easy!

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This broiled octopus recipe is amazing! This is the quickest and easiest way to cook baby octopus! It will taste exactly like the grilled octopus appetizer from a Greek restaurant!

baby octopus on a sheet try

Broiled Baby Octopus

Have you ever wanted to cook octopus at home but been intimidated or not known what recipe to use?

Have no fear! Cooking baby octopus in the oven is very easy. It will taste delicious, just like from the greek restaurant!

Even your family will enjoy this recipe for broiled baby octopus.

baby octopus on a sheet tray

Health Benefits of Octopus

Yes, there are some great benefits to your health from eating octopus! Firstly, octopus is low in fat and a complete source of protein, which means it is good for anyone trying to manage their weight. However, adding oil does add some extra fat and calorie content.

Furthermore, octopus contains many vitamins and minerals, such as Iron, Omega-3, Selenium, Copper, and Vitamin B12. Omega-3 fatty acids are known as “good fats” and promote heart health by lowering blood pressure and slowing the buildup of arterial plaque. In addition, omega-3s have been shown to reduce triglycerides, thereby lowering your risk of stroke, heart attack, and heart disease.

Octopus is also a great source of potassium, magnesium, and calcium, which further reduce the risk of stroke and promote overall heart health.

Broiled Baby Octopus Greek Style

How to Cook Broiled Baby Octopus Greek Style

You do not need many ingredients for this recipe! All you need is:

  • 1 lb baby octopus, cleaned
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, squeezed
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning

close up of baby octopus on sheet tray

Make sure your octopus is cleaned well before beginning to cook.

You will also need a non-stick baking sheet and a large mixing bowl.

baby octopus grilled in bowl

The first step is to pre-heat the oven to Broil.

Then in a bowl, mix together the baby octopus, oil, lemon juice, and Italian seasoning.

Let the octopus marinate in the bowl for at least 20 minutes on the counter, or in the fridge overnight.

Close Up of Greek Grilled Octopus

Then place the baby octopus on the non-stick baking sheet so they are spaced out, as in the photos.

Put the octopus in the oven on the top shelf and broil for 6 minutes total (or until cooked through), turning them over once halfway through the cooking time.

Chop the broiled octopus into smaller pieces before serving. Drizzle with additional olive oil and lemon juice if desired.

fork holding grilled baby octopus

What to Serve with Broiled Baby Octopus

You can serve this recipe as is for an appetizer or combine with some sides for a larger meal! Here are some recipe suggestions for what to serve with Greek Style Baby Octopus.

Why not make it a Greek themed meal?

bowl of grilled baby octopus

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Broiled Baby Octopus Greek Style

This broiled octopus recipe is amazing! This is the quickest and easiest way to cook baby octopus! Tastes exactly like the grilled octopus appetizer from a Greek restaurant!
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Marinating Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: baby octopus, baked octopus, broiled octopus, greek octopus, grilled octopus, octopus
Cooking Method: Oven
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb, Paleo
Servings: 4
Calories: 221kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb baby octopus cleaned
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon squeezed
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to Broil.
  • In a bowl, mix the octopus, olive oil, lemon juice and Italian seasoning.
  • Let the octopus marinate for 20 minutes on the counter (or in a refrigerator overnight).
  • Put the octopus on a non-stick baking sheet.
  • Put the octopus in the oven on the top shelf and broil for 6 minutes total (or until cooked through), turning them over once halfway through the cooking time.
  • Chop the broiled octopus into smaller pieces before serving. Drizzle with additional olive oil and lemon juice if desired.

Notes

Got an Instant Pot pressure cooker? You can cook octopus in it using my pressure cook octopus recipe.
 
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Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 262mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 6mg
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