Pasta with Garlic Butter Caper Sauce is a light and flavorful 20 minute gluten-free dinner recipe.
You are going to lick your plate clean!
How to Make This Recipe
Start by cooking 6oz gluten-free spaghetti noodles in a big pot of salted boiling water until just under al dente.
The spaghetti will continue to cook a bit in the sauce, so make sure it’s just shy of al dente.
This light and swirly dish is ready in 20 minutes and we clearly can’t get enough of it. My Mom made my brothers and me egg noodles with butter and parmesan a lot when we were growing up and this dish reminds me of that because of it’s delicious simplicity. The capers take each forkful from ordinary to craveable though. They add little pops of salt and tang to each bite and I promise you’ll be fighting your dining companion for every last one
Meanwhile, melt 1 Tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat then add 4 cloves minced garlic and saute until golden brown, about 1 minute. Try not to face plant in the skillet at this point – it smells Heavenly! Next add 1/4 cup white wine then simmer until reduced by half (if you don’t want to use wine, just leave it out and increase the chicken broth amount by 1/4 cup.)
Use whatever white wine you like to drink but make sure it’s not a sweet reisling or moscato. Lately I’ve been loving this Chateau Ste Michelle Sauvignon Blanc, so that’s what I used!
Next pour in 1 cup chicken broth, the juice of 1/2 lemon, and 2 Tablespoons capers. Turn the heat to high then boil the sauce until it’s reduced by half. Add another 1 Tablespoon butter then let it melt to finish the sauce. Taste then add a sprinkling of salt, if you please.
Wot’s Ya Capers are available online for purchase and can be stored for up to 2 years. I always keep some on hand for adding to tuna salad, pasta dishes, etc. They add so much flavor to recipes for like, 8 calories and zero fat.
The pasta should be ready when the sauce is, so drain then add to the skillet and toss to coat. Top with fresh herbs and a crack of black pepper, and dinner is served! Enjoy this delightfully light recipe!
6oz gluten-free spaghetti
2 Tablespoons butter, divided
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup white wine (I used Sauvingnon Blanc)
1 cup chicken broth
2 Tablespoons capers
juice of 1/2 lemon
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil then add spaghetti and cook until just al dente – it will continue cooking a bit in the garlic butter caper sauce. Drain then set aside.
Meanwhile, melt 1 Tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat then add garlic and saute until golden brown. Add wine then simmer until reduced by half. Add chicken broth, lemon juice, and capers then turn heat up to high and simmer until sauce is reduced by half. Add remaining Tablespoon butter then taste and add salt if necessary.
Remove skillet from heat then add cooked pasta and stir to combine. Let sit for 3-4 minutes to let sauce adhere to pasta – it will thicken up as the pasta cools. Serve with fresh chopped herbs and a crack of black pepper for garnish, if desired.