Pasta de Sardine Recipe – Spanish Special

Pasta de sardine is a great dish for anyone who likes seafood with their pasta. This dish is not only fast and easy to prepare, but it is also delicious. It’s of regional Spanish-Italian authenticity and goes well with either red wine or beer.

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Perform Time5 min
  • Total Time35 min

Pasta de Sardine Ingredients :

  • 8 ounces dry fettuccine pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium lemon, juiced
  • 1 (3.75 ounce) can sardines in tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, or to taste

How To Make Pasta de Sardine


Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Cook fettuccine at a boil until almost tender, about 8 minutes.


While the pasta is cooking, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Pour in sardines and tomato sauce, stir to combine, and cook until heated through, about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and keep at a simmer.


Drain pasta, add to sauce, and stir to combine. Cover, turn off the heat, and let stand for 3 minutes. Squeeze lemon over top and divide onto four serving plates. Garnish with Parmesan and red pepper flakes.