Cherry Tomato & Caper Spaghetti

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

A simple pasta dish with a hint of spice makes for a super satisfying supper.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil the spaghetti. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a small non-stick pan, add the garlic and fry, stirring all the time, until golden.
  2. Add the chili, tomatoes and capers and fry for a further 3-4 mins until the tomatoes start to break down.
  3. Add 2 tbsp of the pasta cooking water to the tomatoes, then drain the pasta and return to the pan.
  4. Pour in the tomato sauce and toss everything together well.
  5. Serve as it is or sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan.
Most Helpful

Great recipe, I tripled the garlic suggestion and it was great! Quick and easy, and is different.

RAVICKERY January 11, 2010

My husband and I really enjoyed this different pasta sauce. I added a can of quartered artichoke hearts and doubled the capers and it tasted fantastic - can't wait to make it again!

MellowCellist July 21, 2009

Wish I could give this more than a 5 star rating, wonderful spaghetti! I ran out of fresh garlic so I used dried minced garlic and red pepper flakes for the red chili pepper. Had a 10 ounce container of cherry tomatoes so used all of them and 3 teaspoons of capers. The garlic and red pepper is so good and the tomatoes are sweet with a little bite from the capers. I could eat this everyday and be happy. Very quick to make and would be great for a weekend night family dinner or a nice dinner with friends. Will be making this again! Thank you English Rose for sharing this recipe. Made and reviewed for the Cooking Photo Forums 5 A DAY-ARE YOU DOING IT ? Fruits & Veggies of summer July event.

lauralie41 July 20, 2009