This dish is super fast and easy, made from a recipe that has been passed down from relatives in Italy. The leftovers taste great cold, too!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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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 1/4 cup olive oil, cover and keep warm.

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  • Place another 1/4 cup olive oil in a skillet, and heat over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook just until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the sardines, and cook 1 minute more. Stir in the bread crumbs and 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese. If necessary to give the mixture a crumbly texture, stir in the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil. Stir in the parsley and pepper, and remove from the heat. If desired, serve with additional Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1045.6 calories; 35.9 g protein; 106.5 g carbohydrates; 86.9 mg cholesterol; 930.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2010
I don't know whether this is authentic or not but what I do know is that we loved it! For those who said the dish tasted fishy, make sure you buy a good brand of sardines like "Season." I found I didn't need nearly as much olive oil as called for and to brighten the flavor, I squeezed in the juice of a half of a lemon. So delish and thank you!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/14/2009
Whatever this is "Pasta con le Sarde" it ain't. Noodles with anchovies perhaps but the real Pasta con le Sarde is a dish with centuries of Sicilian heritage and deserves better. Read More
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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 2 stars
07/14/2009
Whatever this is "Pasta con le Sarde" it ain't. Noodles with anchovies perhaps but the real Pasta con le Sarde is a dish with centuries of Sicilian heritage and deserves better. Read More
(36)
Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2010
I don't know whether this is authentic or not but what I do know is that we loved it! For those who said the dish tasted fishy, make sure you buy a good brand of sardines like "Season." I found I didn't need nearly as much olive oil as called for and to brighten the flavor, I squeezed in the juice of a half of a lemon. So delish and thank you!! Read More
(29)
Rating: 1 stars
11/19/2008
Sorry - I could not eat this and I like sardines. This was way too fishy and wierd. Could not find any way to blend the flavors to my liking. Luckily the ingredients were cheap so it wasn't too big a loss. My boyfriend said "I think there's a reason why sardines are not used more widely..." I'm sticking to the sardine as low-mercury tuna subsititute for dips and spreads. High in omega 3's but not an especially versatile ingredient. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2010
If your not a true Sicilian you really can't appreciate this recipe.This is my favorite Italian dish. In my opinion my Mother made the best Pasta Con Sardine! And I'm sure your Mother made the best as well, the point is, its our Mother's recipe that throuh out the years carry the recipe from generation to generation> Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
Wow- I can't believe I just turned a plain old can of sardines into this blissful fishy extravaganza. I did eliminate the extra oil however and just sauteed the garlic in some oil from the can before adding the sardines. It's still plenty oily and flavorful and will save on a monster amount of fat and calories. Thank you for this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2008
This recipe is great especially if you just want a quick delicious and simple meal! Followed the instructions to the core my husband loves it! Perhaps a little more sauce the next time:0) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2009
wow i just made this tonight because i needed something quick, easy, and healthy. i have been trying to include more sardines in my diet since they're a good source of omega 3's and vitamin D - two things that Americans are normally very deficient in. i used homemade italian seasoned bread crumbs (that were very heavily seasoned) and didn't drain the sardines. delicious!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2009
Just excellent. Light and healthy -- we just tossed the pasta into the sauce, giving it a quick turn - so the extra oil wasn't needed. Added the parsley and parmesean as a sprinkle on top. Recommended! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2008
I made this recipe and will make it again and again. Read More
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