Linguine with Fresh Sage-Caper Sauce Recipe -
Linguine with Fresh Sage-Caper Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Linguine with Fresh Sage-Caper Sauce

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"A very fresh tasting comfort food! One day my boyfriend brought home some fresh sage from his mother's garden and I wasn't sure what to do with it. I came up with this wonderful dish that has so many variations!"

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes, then stir in the tomatoes, capers, bay leaves, and thyme leaves. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, and continue simmering for 15 minutes. Stir in sage leaves, and simmer 10 minutes more.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and return to the pot off of the heat. Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper, then pour over the pasta and toss to coat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 07, 2008

Very good, I did cut back on the sage and bay leaf only because that is my families preference. I also added some blackened chicken to the top when served. Turned out very good. Thanks for the post.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 19, 2011

I hadn't worked with capers much, but was needing a recipe to try with it. I also have a TON of sage this year so I went for it. I thought it came out fairly well. I marinated some chicken to serve with it, which was a nice addition.

Sep 04, 2013

I had lots of garden herbs to use up so used a mixture of basil, oregano, chives, parsley and sage. With pipette pasta, it made a great side dish with grilled london broil and a grilled vegetable salad. My husband said it was the best pasta he has had in ages, and said that if we had gotten this at a restaurant, we would go back just for that pasta.

Feb 19, 2012

Very nice pasta dish. I think maybe I'll add more thyme and sage next time--I'm not really tasting it as much as I'd like. I used fresh tomatoes since they were starting to look sad, and I add red and orange bell peppers for the same reason. Bc I added more ingredients, I upped the capers--shouldve done the same with the sage. Perhaps bc I used raw tomatoes, I added about half a can of V8 juice; the liquid really cooked down quickly and since I wanted to cook as directed, I added tomato juice, which kept it moist. I didn't find this to be too salty from the capers and tomato juice; I thought it was just right. I almost never add salt and pepper in recipes unless it is added in the beginning; I prefer to let pple decide at the table if it needs more salt. I'm glad I left it out this time. I don't have linguine, or even spaghetti, so I used mini penne and felt it worked well. Although I did add veggies to this, I think this makes more like four servings; that's okay, I can have for lunches at work this week. Thanks for the recipe!

Mar 19, 2010

This was good, flavorful, and very easy. I used fresh tomatoes and a mix of whole-wheat and regular penne. I topped each serving with Romano cheese and red pepper flakes, which complemented the sauce wonderfully.

Apr 06, 2009

Great recipe. Would use considerably less capers though, as the dish turned out quite salty despite the fact that i didn't use any salt at all. And this is coming from a person who likes her food salty. Would make this again.

Sep 08, 2012

This was pretty good, my husband liked it. I will make it again. I used penne pasta instead of linguine, its what I had on hand.

Jan 25, 2010

Tasty recipe. I did add: 1/2 chicken breast that I had precooked & cubed and 8-10 sliced cremini mushrooms. When I tasted the sauce prior to adding the above ingredients, I thought the sauce tasted great alone, not too salty even with the 2 tbsp capers.


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  • Calories
  • 276 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.9 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 5.3 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 551 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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