Some ingredients instantly inspire me! I adore sardines. They remind me of one of my favorite French creations, Pissaladière. Easy French Pissaladière with Sardines will make you feel like you’re on vacation without ever leaving your home.
With just a handful of ingredients, including one of my favorite pantry staples, this elegant and effortless dish comes together easily. The most difficult part is letting it cool long enough to take a bite!
A well stocked pantry can both inspire a dish, and make creating meals a breeze. Easy French Pissaladière with Sardines takes one of my favorite ingredients and pairs it up with a few simple ingredients.
When I opened my cupboards and saw a couple of tins of Wild Planet sardines, I was instantly transported back to France. A Pissaladière is a traditionally French dish similar to pizza. Popular in Liguria and Nice, it’s usually topped with caramelized onions, olives, and anchovies. For this recipe I am highlighting the mild and rich flavor of sardines.
I love incorporating Wild Planet sardines into my life. Whether it’s a quick and easy protein packed snack, or the star of a dish, I know I am serving my family something delicious while they’re also gaining essential nutrients like EPA and DHA Omega-3’s. In addition, sardines are also rich in potassium and iron.
Wild Planet’s sardines are sustainably caught and lower on the food chain. Their firm texture makes it easy to incorporate them into many different dishes.
In addition to the sardines, this recipe includes caramelized onions. You can make this portion of the Pissaladière ahead of time. Kalamata olives and fresh thyme round out the toppings. For the crust I’m taking the ease of using store bought pizza dough. Feel free to swap that out for your favorite crust. You just may need to adjust the cooking time.
Baking Up Your Easy French Pissaladière with Sardines
Skip ordering take out and give your pizza night a makeover. The briny, bold, yet sweet flavors of this creation will become one of your new favorites.
- Caramelize your onions. Don’t rush the process. It should take about 30 minutes for them to get that deep golden color. You can do this portion ahead of time.
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
- Let your pizza dough come to room temperature and then roll it out.
- Brush the dough with the oil from the sardines.
- Spread the caramelized onions onto the pizza dough.
- Top the onions with the kalamata olives, sardines, and thyme.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until the crust is golden brown.
- Sprinkle the top with a little sea salt before serving.
Are you looking for more easy pizza night inspiration? Make sure you check out my post for Pizza Puttanesca.
Easy French Pissaladière with Sardines
- 1 large skillet
- 1 pizza stone, cast iron skillet, or baking sheet
- 1 Rolling Pin
- 1 lbs store bought pizza dough, rested
- 2 cans Wild Sardines
- 2 red onions, sliced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup kalamata olives
- a few sprigs of thyme
- pinch of sea salt for finishing
- Heat a medium sized skillet over medium heat with olive oil.
- Add the onions and allow them to caramelize, stirring them occasionally. It should take about 30 minutes for them to deepen in color and become sticky and soft.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Roll out the pizza dough.
- Brush the oil from the sardines over the pizza dough.
- Spread the caramelized onions onto the dough.
- Top the onions with the kalamata olives and thyme
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven. Garnish with a little flaky se salt.