I make this simple and delicious spaghetti dinner when I am home alone. It uses canned sardines and fresh tomatoes. It's great for a quiet night alone with a good book and a glass of red wine!

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti, and cook until al dente, or 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and rinse under cold water. Toss with a drizzle of olive oil, cover, and keep warm.

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  • Place 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and cook until soft and transparent, about 5 minutes. Add the sardines; cook and stir 5 to 8 minutes until the sardines start to break apart. Mix in the tomatoes, and cook until mixture is heated through. Stir in the bread crumbs. Serve over spaghetti, and top with desired amount of grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

919.9 calories; 43.7 g protein; 87.6 g carbohydrates; 161.9 mg cholesterol; 869.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2008
I used 1 drained can petite tomato about 6 cherry tomato cut up 1 TBS. Time Savor Gourmet Viva Italian spice 1 TBS Time Savor Gourmet Garlic Gusto Spice. I liked it but the hubby doesn't like fish. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2009
I originally made this sauce according to the recipe but after finishing the sauce decided it needed more tomato and less sardine flavor. I ended up adding a can of fire roasted tomatoes and a can of tomato paste and it helped dilute the fishy flavor. I'm glad that I didn't omit the sardines because they do add something to the sauce they just needed to be diluted a bit. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2008
I used 1 drained can petite tomato about 6 cherry tomato cut up 1 TBS. Time Savor Gourmet Viva Italian spice 1 TBS Time Savor Gourmet Garlic Gusto Spice. I liked it but the hubby doesn't like fish. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2009
I originally made this sauce according to the recipe but after finishing the sauce decided it needed more tomato and less sardine flavor. I ended up adding a can of fire roasted tomatoes and a can of tomato paste and it helped dilute the fishy flavor. I'm glad that I didn't omit the sardines because they do add something to the sauce they just needed to be diluted a bit. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2011
I think 1/3 cup bread crumbs is too much. You only need enough to thicken the mixture to taste. I added a smashed clove of garlic to the cooked onions. Nice easy recipe -I'll definitely make this again. The recipe does not indicate when to add the pepper flakes so I added them with the tomato. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2008
I used 1 drained can petite tomato about 6 cherry tomato cut up 1 TBS. Time Savor Gourmet Viva Italian spice 1 TBS Time Savor Gourmet Garlic Gusto Spice. I liked it but the hubby doesn't like fish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2015
This was nice. This is very similar to "Pasta con le sarde" and it is one of my family's favourite dishes. We liked it but I think we would have loved it if there were some garlic sautéed with the onion. I also added some olive "condite" to give it a bit more. Thank you fozziesmom for your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2017
Delicious! I did add a clove of garlic minced. My Great-Grandmother taught Me that one never ever should rinse pasta so I didn't. Mimi was never wrong in the kitchen. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2014
Nice taste but way too dry. Next time I'll skip the breadcrumbs entirely and maybe add a bit of Italian seasoning to compensate. I used ramen noodles instead of spaghetti. Per other suggestions I may add more tomato as well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2016
This was simple but delicious. I added minced garlic. Some garlic bread rounded out this very satisfying meal. Read More