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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food13's picture

Fantastic store cupboard dinner, quick and easy but tasty.

messyjessie86's picture
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Cheap and tasty, so a winner for me. Also had leftovers the next day which I had with rocket for lunch. I understand that capers and olives are an aquired taste for some, but we love them in our house!:)

csatikati's picture
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To be honest, I thought this was only "fancy sardines". It looks pretty nice though.

sande2's picture
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Enjoyed this recipe, didnt have any sardines so used tin pilchards in tomato sauce, will definately make this again.

mcmurtry1's picture
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Good, left out the olives as we aren't keen on black olives Sauce wouldn't be enough for 4 servings. Definitely one to make again and so quick, easy and economical.

ciasteczko's picture
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Sorry, accidentally gave it wrong rating- it's absolutely 5 star recipe!!!!

ciasteczko's picture
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Very quick and very tasty. My husband and I absolutely love it ;-))

fuji115's picture
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Very nice midweek dish. I cooked for two but kept the amounts for the sauce as per the recipe which serves 4. We didn't have much sauce left. Keep it in mind if you do cook for 4.

georginamcvean's picture
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Excellent!

When I first made this I didn't have any tinned sardines but I did have tinned mackerel in a hot spicy sauce. This which works just as well especially if you love big flavours.

cadaveria's picture

not sure about the capers, they look like rabbit droppings

amberevans's picture
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I don't know why but this recipe didn't really work for me. The sauce is lovely and I usually love sardines but, personally, I didn't think they combined well. I have made it again but with prawns instead which I much preferred.

lizzafezza's picture
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Mega quick and cheap to make. Was enjoyed by all the family including my two year old.

phantom's picture
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My husband and I love this recipe, easy to make and so tasty!

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