Sardine Recipes

Find a can of sardines in your pantry? Browse more than 20 flavorful ways to prepare fresh or canned sardines.

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Sardines with Sun-Dried Tomato and Capers

Rating: 4.5 stars 57
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 de Sardine

Rating: 4 stars 75
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.

Avocado Salsa and Sardine Frenchy

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
Pure and nutritious lunch/dinner food. Packed full of nutrients and vitamins!

Pop's Tomato-Braised Sardines

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
My husband spent 2 years in the Philippines as a missionary. Along with his life-changing experience, he brought home a rich culinary repertoire that he incorporated into our family recipes. He passed away in 2016, and these recipes have become things our children treasure. They are part of the memories and fabric that keep his memory bright and alive. Here is "ginisang sardinas" which is a wonderful way to use canned sardines. This is usually eaten spooned over rice per each individual's desire/taste.

Sardina Vegetale

Rating: 4 stars 2
This is a recipe for sardines with oven-roasted vegetables. Sardines are said to be the one of the healthiest and most-sustainable fish. Serve over couscous or with Italian bread and olive oil.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Chef John's Pasta con le Sarde
Rating: Unrated 28
This classic Sicilian dish is flavored with saffron, fresh fennel, golden raisins, and pine nuts. It calls for bucatini pasta, but it's just as delicious made with spaghetti.