Make a fancy dinner for five people for under five dollars! This Dill Caper Pasta Recipe is so wonderful! It’s much like Fettuccine Alfredo but with dill and capers added.
If you’ve never eaten capers, you might be wondering what the heck are they?
What Are Capers?
Capers are a green flower bud that is immature and unripened. It comes from the caper bush.
These plants are usually grown in places like Italy, Morocco, Spain, Australia, and Asia.
Capers add a lovely flavor to many types of dishes and are linked mostly to Mediterranean dishes.
Capers can be described as kind of like an olive, with hints of lemon, and very salty.
Developing This Recipe
I originally developed this recipe, because I was craving something I hadn’t had yet. I blend of flavors floated around in my mind.
Like that movie Ratatouille.
The only thing I had ever eaten capers on was Bagels and lox. I’m not sure how my taste buds decided it wanted to mix dill and capers with an alfredo-like pasta.
However, I’m very glad they did! It turned out really well.
This recipe can be hit or miss with the kids. They either pick the capers out to just eat them, or they pick them out because they hate capers. Lol. #boymom #mommingishard
Dill Caper Pasta Recipe
The saltiness of the caper lends very nicely to the saltiness of dill. These two ingredients just go together very well.
- 1 lb. linguine pasta
- 2 cups milk
- 7.7 FL oz capers (not drained)
- 1 tsp. dill weed
- 1/8 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 stick butter
- 2-3 cloves garlic (minced or 2 tsp Garlic Powder)
- Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
- Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat.
- Stir in the flour with the butter
- Whisk the milk in slowly, while continuously stirring until thickened. It should make a beautiful creamy white sauce!
- Add the dill weed, capers juice and all, and the garlic then mix it together.
- Drain the pasta, and put it in your sauce! Mix it up!
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Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 316Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 47mgSodium 1019mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 3gSugar 1gProtein 9g
For the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional value of each ingredient yourself. These calculations are provided by a third party and are not expected to be exact. You are solely responsible for ensuring the nutritional information you use is accurate.
Enjoy! I had just made biscuits today so we have a few of those with our meal. I purchased the pasta and the capers at Trader Joe’s. The capers were only $2.29. That’s a very good price. The jar is larger than what I would buy at Walmart. Which was half the size and more money.
Substitutions For Capers
Caperberries: You might find a jar that says caperberries. Which is a more mature version of the caper. If the caper is allowed to continue developing, it eventually gets larger and develops a cherry-like stem.
Capers and caperberries can be used for this recipe. Although, caperberries are not quite as tart.
Fresh Thyme: A very flavorful herbs and one of my favorites! It pairs well with dill too.
What To Eat Dill Caper Pasta?
Meat – A meat option such as pork chops, or pork loin.
Vegetables – Such as fresh green beans sauteéd in oil with garlic. Or braised carrots.
Legumes – Beans would add more starch but if you don’t eat meat, beans are a good protein substitute for this meal.
Bread – It might seem a little redundant to add more starch, but bread is often served with pasta with Italian dishes such as Alfredo!
More Pasta Recipes
- Mushroom Pasta Recipe
- One Pot Turkey & Pasta
- How to Cook Meatballs for Spaghetti
- Homemade Marinara
- One Pot Parmesan Pasta
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