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Sardine & courgette spaghetti with garlic crumbs

Sardine & courgette spaghetti with garlic crumbs

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A quick and easy shortcuts recipe for a midweek dinner – add extra ingredients and flavours if you want a twist.

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  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare1 min
  • Cook19 mins
  • Total time20 mins

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  • 1 Essential Garlic Baguette
  • 600g pack Essential Courgettes
  • 2 x 120g cans Essential Sardines In Olive Oil
  • 250g pack Essential Spaghetti


  1. Tear the garlic baguette into chunks, then blitz into rough crumbs in a food processor. Toast in a large frying pan on a low heat for 10 minutes, stirring often, until golden. Tip into a bowl.

  2. Cut the courgettes into chunks, then fry in 2 tbsp oil from the sardines for 8-10 minutes, until tender and caramelising. Season well. Meanwhile, boil the spaghetti according to pack instructions. Reserve 2 tbsp pasta water, then drain.

  3. Toss the pasta and water with the courgettes. Flake in the sardines, avoiding the larger bones. Serve in wide bowls, top with the garlic crumbs and add a drizzle more sardine oil. Good with a pinch of chilli flakes or a squeeze of lemon juice, if liked.

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