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One Pot Parmesan Lemon Sardine Pasta

Parmesan lemon sardine pasta

My family and I homeschool. One of our lessons was on sustainability and why it is important. To go along with the lesson we decided to try to create a recipe using fish that was sustainably harvested. My son chose sardines as the fish so I started looking for a company who promoted earth friendly techniques. I found the company voted #1 by Greenpeace. Wild Planet. My boys and I took time to learn about this company as we created a healthy recipe.

Wild Planet

Wild Planet was founded in 2004 by William Carvalho and he was assisted by Bill McCarthy. They wanted to start a company that addressed the need to preserve the marine habitat while still harvesting wild seafood. Wild Planet Foods realized this vision with a product line of sustainably sourced wild seafood.  All of their seafood is caught using sustainable methods. For more of their fishing methods check out their page friendlier fishing.

What is Sustainable Fishing

Sustainable fishing’s main goals are:

  • The biomass of fish is healthy and not over-fished
  • The habitat is not damaged by the fishing method
  • The method used to catch the fish is virtually free from by-catch of early juvenile fish and other non-targeted species
  • Anything caught even accidentally is used and not discarded.

Wild planet uses these sustainable methods to ensure the marine ecosystem is healthy and diverse. 

One Pot Lemon Parmesan Lemon Sardine Pasta

One Pot Parmesan Lemon Sardine Pasta

One Pot Parmesan Lemon Sardine Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 3 tbl lemon juice
  • 2 Tbl capers
  • 1 cup of greek yogurt
  • 1lb Parmesan Cheese
  • 2lbs Spaghetti
  • 3 packs 4.4oz Wild Planet Skinless, boneless Sardines


  1. Bring water to a boil and add pasta
  2. Slice lemons and set aside
  3. Cut sardines
  4. Drain pasta water when pasta is cooked
  5. Add Lemon Juice and capers to pasta
  6. Mix Greek Yogurt into pasta
  7. Add Sardines
  8. Mix Parmesan cheese into everything until cheese melts and forms a sauce.
  9. Garnish with Lemon Slices
  10. You can either pour pasta in a bowl or serve directly from pan


If you have any kiddos who are less than impressed with sardines this pasta and sauce pairs excellent with chicken or shrimp also.

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