Looking for sardine recipes? Want the best way to use tinned sardines, or hunting for ideas with fresh sardines? Try our recipes below then check out our best fish recipes and favourite healthy fish ideas. For more ideas, check out our tinned fish recipes, salmon recipes, tinned tuna recipes and trout recipes.


Sardine recipes

Grilled sardines with tomato salad

This vibrant side salad from co-owners of seafood restaurant Prawn on the Lawn features salty sardines on a bed of sweet heirloom tomatoes, crushed almonds and sherry vinegar.

A white oval platter topped with slices of tomato and topped with grilled sardines

Grilled Portuguese sardines

Check out these sweet and peppery crispy sardines, ready in 20 minutes. These are great on a griddle but will also work on the BBQ. Serve with a big green salad and lots of crusty bread.

Grilled Portuguese Sardines served on an oval blue plate

Sardine spaghetti

Tinned sardines are a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and essential oils. Let them shine in this quick and easy Sardinian spaghetti dish.

Sardine spaghetti

10-minute sardines on toast

This quick recipe for sardine toasts is a great one to pull out your back pocket when friends are over for drinks, or could be made into a quick dinner by bulking it out with a salad. If you've been wondering what to do with that tin of sardines, this is it.

Sardines and Peppers on Toast with Lemon

Sardines with chermoula

Sardines are an ideal vehicle for the flavours of this fresh, punchy chermoula, which is a marinade used a lot in Moroccan cooking.

Sardines with Chermoula

Sardine katsu sandwich

This twist on the Japanese katsu sandwich uses breaded sardines in place of pork. The fried fish are delicious between slices of tonkatsu sauce-slathered bread with kewpie-dressed cabbage.

Sardine katsu sandwich

Sardine, roasted pepper and ciabatta salad

This easy, Italian-style salad is a great way to put a tin of sardines to good use. The fish are paired with sweet roasted peppers and fennel to create a simple low-calorie meal.

Warm roasted pepper, sardine & ciabatta salad

Roasted sardines

A quick and easy way to enjoy fresh sardines. A light healthy fish dish that is ideal for entertaining, especially in summer when they’re plentiful.

Roast sardines

Celeriac and sardine toasts

This recipe is quick, easy and under 300 calories. Perfect for lunch or a midweek meal. The zingy topping of celeriac, apple, celery and lemon juice really cuts through the deliciously oily fish.

Sardine and celeriac toast

Comments, questions and tips

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Choose the type of message you'd like to post