Lemon-Garlic Sardine Pasta

This Lemon-Garlic Sardine Pasta can serve as a lunch or dinner option. If you want a simple dinner dish or just a simple lunch dish in general, then look no further. Once this recipe is tried, it could become a family preference, as it really is amazingly quick and easy to make.

Sardines are a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and essential oils. Let them glow in this quick and easy spaghetti dish.

If you want to know how I made it, then keep reading.

Lemon-garlic sardine pasta

Prep Time: 15 mins | Cooking Time: 20 mins
Number of Servings: 4


  • 14 ounces dried linguine pasta
  • 2 teaspoons chili flakes
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons baby kale
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans boneless sardine fillets, drained
  • 1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest

How To Make Lemon-Garlic Sardine Pasta

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. strain, but keep back 2 tablespoons of the pasta cooking water. Throw the pasta in the pan you cooked it in with the pasta cooking water and the olive oil.
  2. Prepare the sauce while the pasta is cooking. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large frying pan make it hot but not smoking.
  3. Put the shallot and simmer for 1 minute, then add the chili flakes and stir to combine. Reduce the heat and add the minced garlic. Mix well and cook for one minute. Stir continuously to avoid burning.
  4. Add the sardines to the pan and mix very nicely and carefully to avoid the sardine from breaking apart too much. Lastly, add the lemon zest and mix again.
  5. Put the cooked linguine into a serving bowl, stir in the sardine sauce, baby kale, and parsley (the temperature of the pasta and the sauce will be suitable to cook the leaves).
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle some lemon juice and serve immediately.
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