Anchovy Recipes

Browse over 100 recipes for the small but mighty anchovy, packed with nutrition and flavor.

Staff Picks

Bagna Cauda

Rating: 4.5 stars 33
Ever since a family friend introduced us to this Italian dip, we have made it a tradition on New Year's Eve. You have to really like garlic to enjoy this. I have heard that some people omit the cream and substitute olive oil also. Serve with crusty Italian bread, raw cabbage wedges, lettuce, bread sticks or crackers.

Sicilian Spaghetti

Rating: 4 stars 124
If you love anchovies and pasta, this recipe is for you. It's quick, easy and very tasty. Serve with crusty Italian bread, if desired.

Salad Nicoise

Rating: 4.5 stars 67
This French-inspired salad makes a delightful summer dish. You can dress it up with other garden vegetables like corn, blanched broccoli, cauliflower and asparagus!

Sfincione Siciliano Pizza

Rating: 5 stars 4
This Sfincione Siciliano is a cheese-less square pie pizza once commonplace in NYC pizzerias and bakeries.

Caesar Salad Supreme

Rating: 5 stars 1852
A wonderful, rich, anchovy dressing makes this salad a meal. Serve with crusty Italian Bread.

Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 53
Sorta like you remember it from the 70's...

Green Goddess Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
You can use 'lite' sour cream and mayonnaise, but the flavor seems a bit flatter.

The Last Caesar Salad Recipe You'll Ever Need

Rating: 5 stars 119
This is an unbelievable, restaurant-quality, creamy Caesar salad dressing that will make you swear off of anything store-bought again. Great for your classic Caesar salad, or as a dip for all kinds of veggies. Will NOT disappoint! To serve, toss with chopped romaine in a salad bowl and shave Parmesan cheese on top of salad; season with salt, black pepper, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

Classic Restaurant Caesar Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 82
I used to work at a very fancy restaurant while I was in college. The best part of the job was making table side salads, entrees, and dessert. This was the best Caesar salad I have ever had! If having trouble getting the anchovy to mash, add a couple of croutons. They provide sort of an anti-skid surface, and the hard edges of the croutons cut into the anchovy.

Tonnato Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 5
I was probably in my early twenties when this sauce first appeared on my culinary radar as 'vitello tonnato.' At the time, a plate of cold, thinly-sliced poached veal dressed with a chilled, runny tuna sauce didn't make a lot of sense, but I tried it anyway, and have been a fan ever since. I don't often serve it with the traditional veal, but ironically that's the only thing I don't serve it with. Tonnato sauce is tremendous as a spread and equally impressive as an all-purpose, all-world dip.

Malaysian Nasi Lemak

Rating: 4.5 stars 13
Delicious Malaysian coconut rice, served with anchovy hot chile sauce, fried anchovies, fried peanut, sliced cucumber or tomato and hard-boiled egg. If you do not have tamarind juice, substitute with same amount of lemon juice.

Chef John's Beans and Greens

Rating: 5 stars 109
Beans and greens has it all: it's very easy and inexpensive to make; it's highly nutritious; it's soulful and comforting; and it can be served as a main course, side dish, soup, vegetable stew, or my personal favorite--as an appetizer. This is my new favorite home version, and uses delicious, beautiful escarole.

Inspiration and Ideas

Salad Nicoise
Rating: Unrated 67
"Perfect recipe! Tastes so fresh and healthy." – kimbopumpkin
Eggplant Slices, Tomatoes and Mozzarella
Rating: Unrated 9
"Delicious Summer side dish!" – Kristin
Pantry Puttanesca
Rating: 4.5 stars 84

Puttanesca is a hearty tomato sauce with a rich texture and a spicy kick. Pair it with hot pasta, and a fresh tasting, wholesome dinner will be on the table in no time.