Spicy Tomato Spanish Sardines Pasta

Spicy Tomato Spanish Sardines Pasta

If you have limited budget and wanted to cook some pasta recipe, this spicy tomato spanish sardines pasta is one great option. Sardines in can is much cheaper to use.

To make your pasta even more sumptous and interesting, you can add some spicy kick. Many consider this recipe as the “poor man’s spaghetti”. But, hey, it’s definitely delicious.

Check out how to cook Spicy Tomato Spanish Sardines Pasta here: 


200g pasta (on this I use El Real’s Healthy Spaghetti, with real malunggay and carrot bits)
240g Spanish Sardines ( I use San Marino’s Premium Spanish sardines)
220g Tomato Sauce (you can also use spagehtti sauce)
150g Tomato Paste
1/4 cup Bread Crumbs
1/4 cup parsley
1 tbsp chili flakes
5 cloves of garlic
1 medium sized red onion
olive oil
cooking oil


1. Boil water, add salt and oil.
2. Cook pasta according to the instructions found in the packaging. Remember not to overcook.
3. Drain. Set aside.

This is optional. Perfect garnish when serving.
1. Heat olive oil in a pan.
2. Add the garlic.
3. Pour in the bread crumbs. Add salt and pepper.
4. Cook until brown.
5. Set aside.

1. Heat olive. You can also add the sardines oil.
2. Saute garlic and onion, then tomatoes.
3. Add the sardines.
4. Pour in the tomato sauce and paste.
5. Add the chili flakes.
6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
7. Simmer for 2 minutes and pour in the pasta.

Spicy Tomato Spanish Sardines Pasta
8. Garnish with parsley and sauted bread crumbs.

Serve and Enjoy!

Note from Delish:

This might be one of the cheapest pasta recipe that you can cook at home. Not much ingredients to buy. The conventional Spanish sardines pasta doesn’t use tomato sauce but I used it on this recipe to add more flavor and to make it even healthier.

Using tomato sauce, which is rich in Lycopene which is known to improve eyesight, lowers cholesterol and it’s definitely good for the heart. Adding up the Spanish sardines is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, adding up to the nutrients for the body.

You might want to try this at home and your kids and your family will definitely love it!

Drop me a message if you have any questions and clarifications.