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Linguine with sardines

Points® value
Total Time
45 min
15 min
30 min


Sardines in oil, drained

2 can(s), drained weight

Olive Oil

1 tablespoon(s)

Wholewheat Pasta, dry

240 g, linguine

Broccoli, raw

200 g, Tenderstem, cut in half


1 large, chopped

Kale, raw

200 g, shredded


3 clove(s), sliced

Chilli flakes

½ teaspoon(s), level


1 zest(s) of 1

Lemon Juice, Fresh

1 tablespoon(s)

Parmesan Cheese

20 g, grated


  1. Reserve 1 tablespoon oil from 2 x 120g tins sardines, then pat the fish dry with a paper towel. Remove and discard any large bones from the fish, and break it into chunks, then set aside.
  2. Cook the linguine to pack instructions, adding the broccoli, for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Reserve 180ml cooking water, then drain the pasta and broccoli.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the oil from the sardines in a large deep frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 10 minutes until golden. Add the kale and cook for 3-5 minutes. Add the sliced garlic cloves and chilli flakes, season and cook, stirring, for 1 minute, until fragrant.
  4. Add the sardines to the pan along with the pasta, broccoli, 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Toss together and cook for 1-2 minutes, adding some of the pasta water to the pan if the pasta seems dry. Divide between plates and top with 20g grated Parmesan to serve.