Recipe Box: Princes Spicy Tomato Mackerel with tagliatelle

Lunchtime seems to be the time of day when I struggle most with making myself a healthy meal. Are you the same?

With a lunchtime pickup from nursery and having to get lunch for everyone else, I tend to pick on other things and forget to make myself a proper lunch.

With starting my new health journey, I am trying to take better care of myself and make time to prepare my meals – ensuring they are all healthy and balanced.

Spicy Tomato Mackerel with tagliatelle

Mackerel is my new favourite source of protein and Princes have loads of different tins, with various flavours and sauces to make a delicious lunch. I have shared a tasty Moroccan dish and here I am going to share a Spicy Tomato pasta dish – so easy to make!


– 2 tins of Princes Spicy Tomato Mackerel

– 75g dry tagliatelle

– Basil to garnish


Such a simple dish – simply boil the pasta and place the mackerel on top with a basil leaf to garnish.

So simple, so good!

I love that it is quick but I love that it is nutritious too, being high in omega 3 fatty acids which are great for maintaining a healthy heart. It is also a pet peeve of mine when you have to fillet fish yourself, so the fact that Princes mackerel is ready to eat straight from the tin is brilliant!

Anything that makes my life easier when juggling mum life with three kids is going to be a win for me! My cupboard will be stocked with tins from now on, so I know a healthy meal is just 15 minutes away!

Have you tried mackerel recently? 

This post is written in collaboration with Princes

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Katy is a wife, mum of three and professional blogger. Her blog, What Katy Said, aims to inspire other mums to get organised and make the best out of every day.


  1. Yes, like you lunch time is a struggle as I want something quick and easy to make but healthy as well. This is such a great idea. I love mackerel and love tagliatelle, so will give this a go.

  2. I have totally forgotten about tinned fish. My mum used to create some great dishes using them when I was younger but it’s totally bypassed me as I’ve grown up. This dish looks delicious!

  3. I actually love these and eat them very often it’s got a really really nice spicy tomato we taste which I like it’s not a overpouring. I normally have time for salad but I love your Idea as well

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