Baked Sardines with Cheese

Sardi ‘nfurnati co’ caciu

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sicilian Feasts

By Giovanna Bellia La Marca

Published 2023

  • About

This is a very unusual dish in that it includes cheese. Gourmets have been known to go to war over fish sauces served on spaghetti with grated cheese, but my father used to make this dish of baked sardines topped with cheese and it was delicious.


  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds fresh, sardines, cleaned


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Using 2 tablespoons oil, grease a baking pan that will hold all the sardines in a single layer. I use a large white ceramic quiche pan, and I arrange the fi