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Sardine Pasta Fra Diavolo

A spicy Italian tomato sauce with just the right amount of heat made from pantry staples. Here's to a quick, simple & delicious dinner!
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Pasta
Servings 6 servings


  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • small onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup white wine I used a pinot grigiot - went great with finished meal
  • 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper dried (note - if you like it spicier, you may want to taste and adjust)
  • 1 teaspoon basil dried
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley dried
  • 3 tins Season Brand Sardines drained (4.375 oz cans - I used boneless in Extra Virgin Olive Oil - use your favorite)
  • salt & black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound linguine or spaghetti


  • Heat olive oil in a dutch oven or large skillet.
  • Saute onions until translucent, about 10 minutes.
  • Add minced garlic, saute for a minute or two.
  • Add white wine, scrape pan to deglaze.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, red pepper, basil, salt, oregano & parsley.
  • Simmer, covered, for 15- 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Taste, add additional red pepper if more heat is preferred.
  • Add sardines. Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Salt & pepper to taste if necessary.
  • Serve over cooked spaghetti or linguine. Enjoy!