Pipette and Caponata Sauce, Basil, Pine Nuts and Lemon Oil

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Pipette and caponata sauce, basil, pine nuts and lemon oil

Recipe created by Kevin Felice


Step 1

In a large rondo heat the blended oil, add the garlic, eggplant, and chilies.

Step 2

Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, season with salt and pepper to help pull the moisture out of the eggplant.

Step 3

Add the remainder of the vegetables and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Deglaze with the white wine and allow to reduce by half. Add the marinara sauce and bring to a boil.

Step 5

Cook for 10 additional minutes or until the eggplant is cooked through.

Step 6

Adjust the seasoning and fold in the basil off the heat.

Step 7

Bring a large pot of water to a boil then cook the pasta for 7 minutes.

Step 8

Drain the pasta and add to the sauce along with 4 oz of the pasta cooking liquid. Cook together for 2 minutes then remove from heat.

Step 9

Transfer the pasta to a 2 inch deep full hotel pan and garnish with lemon oil and pine nuts.


  • 3 lb Barilla Pipette Pasta
  • 3 quarts caponata sauce
  • 1 pint pine nuts
  • 4 oz lemon infused olive oil (house made or store bought)
  • Caponata sauce
  • 2 oz blended oil
  • 1 oz garlic, chopped
  • ½ oz chopped Calabrian chilies, or other chili
  • 4 cups eggplant ¼ inch diced
  • 1 cup roasted tomatoes
  • ¾ cup capers
  • 1 cup butternut squash ¼ inch diced and roasted
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 6 oz house marinara
  • ½ cup basil chiffonade
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Recipe Type:
Chef Recommended Cuts
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 186g
Servings Per Container

Amount Per Serving
Calories 410
Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 350mg
Total Carbohydrate 51g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 5g
Protein 10g

Vitamin A %
Vitamin C %
Calcium 23%
Iron 3%
Allergy Information: Contains Egg, Fish, Milk, Peanut, Shellfish, Soy, Tree Nuts, Wheat. May also contain Crustaceans, Gluten Mustard, Sesame Seeds.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.