Pasta Con Le Sarde Using Cuoco Condimento

Chef Angelo Loria and Vince & Joe’s Founder Mimma Vitale demonstrate how to make a quick and delicious Pasta con le Sarde also known as Sicilian pasta with sardines using Cuoco Condimento per Pasta con Sarde,  a classic topping and seasoning for this traditional Sicilian dish.

The pasta dish is typically eaten during the holidays and especially during Lent since it’s fish-based, light and fresh.

Here’s a recipe to help guide you through. Buon Appetito!



  • This is a popular sauce for many special occasions, including during Lent, Christmas Eve and the feast of Saint Joseph.  I like making it all the time because it is quick, easy and delicious.

  • 1 bunch of green onions sliced thin
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 2 mediums cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 tbs. olive oil
  • 2 (2-ounce each) cans anchovies
  • 1ea (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 6 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Chopped Dill
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Chopped Italian Parsley
  • 2 lb Fresh or Frozen Sardine, pine bones removed
  • 1 quart Vince and Joe’s Marinara Sauce
  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts (OPTIONAL)
  • 1 medium Head Cauliflower florets, blanched and chopped (OPTIONAL)
  • 1 (14-ounce can Cuoco Seasoning for Macaroni with Sardines
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Grated Parmesan
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs, toasted


  1. In a heavy saucepan, saute onions, shallots and garlic until translucent; add anchovies and saute until completely dissolved. Add tomato paste and Saute for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and then add diced tomatoes, sardines and dill. Simmer uncovered on moderate heat for about five minutes.  Add un-drained can of Cuoco Sarde Sauce and marinara sauce and continue cooking over moderate heat for about 10 minutes.Serve over cooked bucatini and top with toasted bread crumbs.