Sardine pasta

Sardine pasta

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  • Easy
  • Dairy free Fat conscious Health conscious
  • 10 minute
  • 15 minutes

“This simple pasta is quick and easy to make – perfect for a meal when you’re racing against the loadshedding schedule.” – Abigail Donnelly


  • 2 T olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 T tomato paste
  • 1 x 410 g can peeled and diced tomatoes
  • 200 g Woolworths Rosa tomatoes, halved
  • 2 x 106 g cans Woolworths smoked sardines, drained
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 400 g fettuccine, cooked al dente
  • 2 T capers, fried (optional)

Cooking Instructions

1 Heat the olive oil in a pan over a medium heat. Fry the garlic and chilli for 30 seconds. Add the tomato paste and canned tomatoes. Simmer for 5 minutes.

2. Add the Rosa tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Carefully stir through the sardines. Season with salt.

3. Serve over the pasta. If using capers, sprinkle with black pepper.

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Photographs: Jan Ras

Production: Abigail Donnelly

Food assistants: Claire-Ellen Van Rooyen and Tahila Pillay

Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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