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Pasta con Sarde

  • Veg
  • 35 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



This Sicilian dish makes a quick lunch or dinner for a weeknight. The yummy pasta con sarde is packed with an array of tasty flavors that you can’t get enough of. So, check out its mouthwatering recipe from here. And don’t forget to make and share it!

Health Benefits

Pasta con sarde consists of beneficial nutrients like carbohydrates and fiber. Carbohydrates are a primary source of fuel for our body. On the other hand, fiber reduces the risk of diseases like obesity and diabetes.

One of the main ingredients of Pasta con sarde is sardine which provides endless health benefits. Sardines are a rich source of omega fatty acids which reduces inflammation. The reduction of inflammation improves our heart health and maintains the proper functioning of brain. Furthermore, it provides us the essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin B12, vitamin D, calcium and selenium.

Fennel is also an important ingredient in pasta con sarde which is packed with healthy nutrients like fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, and vitamin B-6.

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How to Make Pasta con Sarde

  1. Heat a large pot of water. Bring it to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the currants, red-pepper flakes and wine in a small bowl. Set it aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a small pan. Add the breadcrumbs and cook until golden brown.
  4. Transfer the breadcrumbs in a bowl. Pour in two tablespoons of the olive oil. Set it aside.
  5. Medium heat ½ cup olive oil in a deep heavy skillet. Add onions, garlic, fennel bulb, fennel seeds, and salt. Stir thoroughly until the fennel is tender, for 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Now add the wine mixture and the chopped sardines. Bring it to a boil. Lower the heat and bring it to a simmer, for 10 minutes.
  7. Add enough salt to the boiling water until it tastes salty. Add the bucatini pasta. Cook it for 6 to 8 minutes, until properly cooked.
  8. Once cooked, fold in the fennel-sardine mixture. Pour in the remaining tablespoons of olive oil. Add the fennel fronds, pine nuts, capers and breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Sprinkle the pasta with the remaining breadcrumbs and fennel fords.
  10. Serve it with coke or juice and enjoy!


  • Pasta con sarde is a Sicilian dish.
  • The pasta contains ingredients like sardines, anchovies, fennels, and raisins.

To finish the dish, it is topped with breadcrumbs.

Donna Ricci

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