Healthy Lemon Parmesan Sardine Pasta

4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
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Healthy Lemon Parmesan Sardine Pasta is a 20-minute easy dinner! Healthy lemon parmesan spaghetti noodles with onion, capers, Panko, and sardines.


  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound thin spaghetti
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil separated
  • 1/2 cup Panko
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1-2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons capers drained
  • 2 cans Chicken of the Sea Sardines in Water
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add some salt. Cook the spaghetti according to package directions until just tender. Drain and reserve some of the cooking liquid.
  2. Bring another skillet to medium heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil in the skillet.
  3. When the oil is hot, add in the Panko and stir frequently until golden and fragrant (3-4 minutes). Remove to a plate.
  4. Add the last 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan and add the chopped onion. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and stir until softened.
  5. Turn the heat on the onions to medium high and add in the zest of 1 lemon, juice of 1 lemon, capers, and thoroughly drained sardines.
  6. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through. (About 2 minutes)
  7. Add the drained pasta to the sardine mixture and toss well to combine. Add 1/2 cup chopped parsley and some of the reserved pasta cooking water (if needeto moisten. Stir in the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.
  8. Garnish individual plates with a wedge of lemon and more parsley if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Lemon Parmesan Sardine Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 168mg7%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 21IU0%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.