Total Time
15mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Very cheap, tasty & nutritious pasta lunch/dinner. Even here in Queens in NYC, this makes a meal for four for less than $1.25 ($2.25 in Manhattan supermarkets).

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 12 ounces canned sardines in tomato sauce
  • 0.5 (14 ounce) can plum tomatoes (half a can, only the tomatoes)
  • 1 ounce olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • spices (pepper, hot pepper, salt, dried parsley and so on.)
  • 12 lb pasta (I made elbows.)

Directions

  1. While the pasta is boiling away atop the stove, make the sauce -- it takes less than five minutes.
  2. Empty sardines into a pan atop the stove. Heat at medium. Crush the sardines into a sauce. Add in whole plum tomatoes and crush them into the sauce. Add oil and garlic. Boil up, add in spices to taste.
  3. Serve atop the pasta.

Reviews

(1)
Most Helpful

I thought this dish was okay, but my parents didn't like it, and I wound up eating most of it. It was strong-smelling and oily, though I added only half the amount of olive oil. I might make it again if I was on my own, but I'd only serve it to others if they were really in the mood for sardines.

Holly Mercer December 30, 2005

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