Bucatini With Artichokes and Caperberries



  • 8 ounces uncooked bucatini or fusilli pasta
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 14-oz. can whole artichoke hearts in water, drained well and halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion (from 1 small onion)
  • 1 ounce caperberries (3 or 4 caperberries), quartered lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon sliced garlic
  • 1 14.5-oz. can diced fireroasted tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 ounces baby arugula
  • 1 ounce Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup)


1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.

2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add artichoke hearts; cook, without stirring, until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Add caperberries and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute. Transfer mixture to a plate.

3. Add tomatoes, oil, and reserved cooking liquid to skillet; bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 6 minutes. Add pasta to tomato mixture and cook, stirring to coat, for 1 minute. Stir in artichoke mixture and arugula. Sprinkle servings with cheese.

  • Active:
    25 minutes
  • Total:
    25 minutes
  • Yield:

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 510
Fat per serving: 26g
Saturated fat per serving: 9g
Cholesterol per serving: 29mg
Fiber per serving: 4g
Protein per serving: 14g
Carbohydrates per serving: 58g
Sodium per serving: 882mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Calcium per serving: 128mg

Good to Know

Capers are the flower bud of a Mediterranean bush. Caperberries are the fruit that blooms after it flowers. Both are rich in antioxidants.

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