Almost Nduja

April 9, 2018

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes:

I had trouble tracking down nduja, so I developed this easy-as-heck workaround. It is a best friend to ricotta-smeared toast and hot spaghetti. If you can't find soppressata, any salami will do—just increase the Calabrian chiles to taste.

Emma Laperruque

Makes: 1 heaping cup


  • 1 cup finely diced soppressata (127 grams)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (42 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons crushed/minced Calabrian chiles (36 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons minced sun-dried tomatoes (36 grams)
In This Recipe


  1. Combine all ingredients in food processor. Pulse until mostly smooth, scraping down as needed. The final coarseness is totally up to you! Store in the fridge and bring up to room temperature before serving.

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Reviews (6) Questions (0)

6 Reviews

Jimmy J. June 29, 2018
Scoville rating is 25,000-40,000. Find a chilli that falls into the range if you cannot find Calabrians.
Mary L. June 29, 2018
Where do you find Calabrian chilis? I live in Texas.
Jimmy J. June 23, 2018
Making Homemade 'Nduja
Noreen F. April 13, 2018
I was visiting in the Chicago suburbs over Easter and checked three supermarkets for nduja without success. I really expected to find it at Caputo's but they didn't have it either. Thanks for the DIY version!
HalfPint April 10, 2018
How long will this hold in the fridge?
Author Comment
Emma L. April 10, 2018
Hi! In a tightly sealed container, at least a week.