Roasted sardines

  • serves 4
  • A little effort

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.


Try this recipe for roasted sardines, then check out our grilled sardines, sardine spaghetti, sardines on toast and more sardine recipes.



  • cherry tomatoes 250g
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • black olives a large handful
  • lemons 2, 1 cut into wedges
  • sardines 12, gutted and scaled


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Pierce the tomatoes with a fork. Toss with some olive oil, season and bake for 15 minutes. Stone the olives.

  • Step 2

    Use 1 or 2 ovenproof dishes large enough to hold the sardines in a single layer. Put the sardines in side by side and season. Sprinkle over the lemon zest, olives and tomatoes and drizzle with more olive oil. Bake for 10 minutes. Serve with extra lemon wedges.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 418
  • Fat 27.2g
  • Carbs 2.6g
  • Fibre 0.8g
  • Protein 41g
  • Salt 0.98g