Sardine Recipes

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Bagna Calda (Italian Garlic-Anchovy-Sardine Appetizer)

Rating: 4.73 stars
This is an old Italian recipe passed down by many generations of my family. It's mainly used in small servings, and is great as an appetizer spread on bread or as a dip with vegetables.

Sardines with Sun-Dried Tomato and Capers

Rating: 4.68 stars
No cooking involved. This recipe is for busy people looking for an easy recipe; great for fish lovers, even those a bit skeptical of sardines. This recipe will become a staple in your diet. The ingredients really balance out the fishy flavor, and turn a can of sardines into a tasty, gourmet meal on-the-go. Pair with quinoa and a side of spinach (preferably sauteed in olive oil with lemon) for a complete lunch or dinner. This meal provides energy, focus, and saves you time and money.

Pasta Con Sarde (Pasta with Sardines)

Rating: 4.09 stars
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!

Avocado Salsa and Sardine Frenchy

Rating: 4.45 stars
Pure and nutritious lunch/dinner food. Packed full of nutrients and vitamins!

Easy Salmon Dip

Rating: 4.38 stars
Easy prep makes this a great recipe for card night.

Pasta de Sardine

Rating: 4.03 stars
A great pasta dish for those who like seafood with their pasta. This dish is not only fast and easy to prepare, it is delicious and it is of regional Spanish-Italian authenticity. Red wine or beer is the beverage of choice.

Island-Style Sardines and Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars
This is one of my favorite recipes. My favorite way to enjoy this is in the morning, for breakfast, with some good coffee. It is made from items that are almost always found in a West Indian/Carribean kitchen. Sardines can be substituted with any canned salt fish, but the soybean oil gives it the texture that is out of this world! Very tasty if you love spicy and if you love sardines!

Chef John's Pasta con le Sarde

Rating: 4.07 stars
I'm no survivalist, but like any responsible chef I like to have a few cans of sardines stocked away, just in case. If times ever get tough, I could survive for hours, maybe days on them; but since things are going pretty well, I decided to dust off a can, and show you my version of Sicily's famous pasta con le sarde. You can substitute thick spaghetti for the bucatini, if desired.

Quick Sardine Curry

Rating: 4.5 stars
This super quick stir-fry makes a great snack or meal with rice or toast. Spicy and just a little bit sweet! Serve and eat by itself or with rice or toast. Makes enough for one, but can be stretched for two or made with more sardines. Enjoy!

Mediterranean Casserole

Rating: 4 stars
Whether you're on a diet or just like to eat Italian cooking with flavor, this is the perfect choice for you. In Italy it is usually served after an entree, but can also be eaten as a main dish with a tossed salad.

Solo Spaghetti Dinner

Rating: 4.13 stars
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!

Japanese Country-Style Miso and Tofu (Hiya Shiru)

Rating: 3.33 stars
Family Secret Revealed... This authentic recipe comes from a southern province of Japan, and has been passed down for generations. Our family loves to eat this meal every Sunday for brunch. Healthy comfort food! Try it and you will love it too! Serve over hot white rice.

Inspiration and Ideas

Sardines with Tomatoes and Capers

"Fantastic! Easy and delicious! Will make again and again. Served with plain quinoa to soak up the juices." – eddico

Nina Scardino Corolla's Sardine Bread from Gwen Corolla

Rating: Unrated
Nena Scardino Corolla was my grandmother. She always made this dish at Christmas along with Italian sausage and little fig tarts she called Figulottes. One year I got to help her and Grandaddy make Pignulata. That is a really fun thing to do with kids helping.