Spaghetti Sardinia

The thought of eating sardines may horrify you. The thought of eating sardine spaghetti may give you nightmares. On the other hand, maybe you’re an adventurous foodie like me, and you’re willing to give it a go! Whenever I saw cans of sardines at the grocery store, I always used to wonder what the heck you’re supposed to do with them. Especially the ones in various sauces. Curiosity got the best of me one day, and I did a recipe search. I found a simple recipe you can make with sardines, and it’s the perfect opportunity for a food challenge if you have skeptic friends. It’s also an opportunity to make something that’s delicious and unique.


  • 1 large can of sardines in tomato sauce
  • 1/2 a yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of chopped garlic
  • 1/2 a package of spaghetti

Boil and drain the spaghetti noodles. In a frying pan, saute the onions and garlic in some olive oil on medium heat until the onions are fully cooked. Meanwhile, open the sardines and begin removing the bones from the small fish. You can actually leave the bones if you like that weird added crunch, but that’s not really my thing.

Once the onions are cooked, add the sardines and sauce to the pan. Use a spoon to break up the fish into smaller chunks. The fish is already cooked, so you don’t need to heat them for long. Just enough to mix into the onions and garlic. Spoon the sauce over the cooked noodles and enjoy. If you want, top the meal with a little more olive oil, some parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, and a dash of parsley for color.