Sardine Recipes

Creamy Sardine Pasta recipe

This is another tasty and comforting way to use tinned sardines. The fish combines with cream cheese, bacon, onions and mushrooms before being tossed with hot pasta and if you like, sprinkled with cheese. The perfect way to warm up on a cold winter's day!


  • 1 x 120g tin sardines in brine water
  • 250g dried fusilli
  • 100g cream cheese
  • 3 x rashers bacon
  • 150g mushrooms
  • 1 small onion
  • 150ml fish stock (or as needed)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Small handful fresh parsley, chopped
  • Drizzle of oil

Method of Preparation:

  1. Finely chop the onion and thinly slice the mushrooms. Chop the bacon into chunks.

  2. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions in boiling salted water. Meanwhile, make the sauce.

  3. Heat the oil and then fry the bacon until it begins to turn light pink and release fat, then add the onion and fry until softened and browned. Add the mushrooms and the sardines and break the sardines up with your spoon.

  4. Add the cream cheese and stir well. Once it has melted down a bit, add the stock, stirring all the while. Simmer for five minutes or so or until the fish chunks are cooked through. Stir through half the parsley.

  5. Toss the hot pasta in the sauce and sprinkle the rest of the parsley over to serve.

If you can find fresh sardines, use two in this recipe, but tinned will work just as well. This recipe serves two to three people depending on their appetites!

Author: Laura Young

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Published: October 25, 2011
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