Spaghetti with sardines

Spaghetti with sardines

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This storecupboard supper is super quick and superhealthy to boot

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
495
protein
21g
carbs
77g
fat
14g
saturates
2g
fibre
5g
sugar
5g
salt
1.07g

Ingredients

  • 400g spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • pinch chilli flakes
  • 227g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 x 95g cans skinless and boneless sardines in tomato sauce
  • 100g pitted black olives, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp capers, drained
  • small handful parsley, chopped

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Method

  1. Cook the spaghetti in a large pan of boiling salted water according to pack instructions. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Heat the oil in a medium pan and cook the garlic for 1 min. Add the chilli flakes, tomatoes and sardines, breaking up roughly with a wooden spoon. Heat for 2-3 mins, then stir in the olives, capers and most of the parsley. Mix well to combine.
  2. Drain the pasta, reserving a couple of tbsp of the water. Add the pasta to the sauce and mix well, adding the reserved water if the sauce is a little thick. Divide between 4 bowls and sprinkle with the remaining parsley.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2011

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kirstycat's picture

This was nice...but next time I'll make it with tinned mackerel instead of sardines...don't like crunchy bones in my pasta!

lauramurray's picture
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No one in our family of 5 liked this (even my hubby who loves fish!). All ended up in the bin!

catie74's picture

Devoured by 4, 6 and 9 year olds. Added extra olives but only because the kids love them

fpinsent's picture
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I've been putting off making this as I thought sardines would overpower the whole flavour and I wasn't sure about them going with pasta. However, hubby persuaded me to give it a go. I made it with canned mackerel in tomato sauce instead of sardines and halved the recipe for 2 (bar the garlic which I still used 2 cloves) and I was very surprised with the result. Will definitely be making this again as a quick meal.

disaffron6's picture
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This has turned out to be one of my very favourite recipes. I halved the ingredients as I was just cooking for two but I still used 2 garlic cloves. Also I didn't have any parsley so I used coriander instead. What a fabulous meal ! And it's cheap, quick healthy and only 495 calories

kaikins's picture
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No no no! this didn't work for me at all. Won't be rerpeating this. The sardine taste overwhelmed everything else.

sallykindle's picture
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We'll be making this one regularly!

sophelizabeth's picture

This was very tasty! Thumbs up from my fiance. Fab use of store-cupboard ingredients!

amiepeters's picture
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Loved it, so tasty, healthy and light will def make again

lalitdeepika's picture

I'm not a big pasta fan but loved this recipe. Added more capers and less olives. Used penne instead of spaghetti. The sauce went nicely with it. Super easy. Will definitely make it again

heston's picture
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Really loved this recipe...'cos it's storecupboard, delicious, quick, easy to make and healthy too....the whole family enjoyed it. Next time, I will add a few anchovies or a smidge of anchovy paste to richen the flavour.

plums1's picture
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This was delicious. It is a bit like spaghetti with canned tuna. I'd ran out of capers which was a shame as I know they would have been good in the sauce.

dishymummy's picture
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Another great tasting recipe that is quick and easy to knock up on a week night. I will add a bit more chilli next time and I think that anchovies would work well too.

eleanormayo's picture
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Great storecupboard recipe, even though there was only two of us, I still made the same amount of sauce and added chives instead of parsley as that is all I had!

andyleopold's picture
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A cheap, quick and easy meal to make, plenty of flavour. Will only use 1 clove of garlic next time as we found it a bit overpowering and the sauce was a bit watery, will reduce it next time before adding the sardines.

eilidhrobertson's picture
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Simple and delicious, enjoyed by our 2 year old too.

lisa_stone's picture
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One of my all time favourites - usually I make this with anchovies though for a really savoury sauce!!!

yumyum280763's picture
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Easy quick meal, very meditteranean flavours which goes down well in our house. Good on the budget too!

hannahspruijt's picture
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Ok, but not great. Didn't really work for us, and we both don't mind sardines... Will probably not make again. Will have to try another way of eating sardines! In a creamy potato gratin is the favourite so far (using sardines in oil).

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