Pasta Caponati

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by mermaidmagic

This recipe comes from cooking with my pal, Angelo. The olives and capers give it a great flavor. Please be sure to rinse the salt from the capers before cooking. Hope you enjoy!!

Top Review by FlemishMinx

My husband and I love capers, garlic, eggplant, and olives. I followed the recipe just as posted (including using the salted capers, but using triple the amount). The result was on the bland side, for our tastes- sorry. We did end up adding the hot pepper flakes for seasoning. Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb pasta (I prefer small pasta for this dish, such as farfalle, ditalini, small rigatoni, etc.)
  • 1 cup eggplant, chopped into very small pieces
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons green olives and black olives, chopped (good olives!)
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 12 green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon capers, please used salted capers,not the brine variety,this makes a big difference in flavor (I use more)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 34 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • hot pepper flakes (optional)


  1. Heat oil in large saute pan.
  2. Add celery, green peppers, olivers, capers, garlic and eggplant.
  3. Saute until tender.
  4. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper and hot pepper (if using).
  5. Cook for 15 minutes.
  6. Toss with cooked pasta and serve.
  7. Note that this pasta dish is not one that should have grated cheese!
  8. Enjoy!

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