White Wine Lemon Caper Sauce

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  • This is a white wine lemon caper sauce that’s ready in 10 minutes and works with a variety of pasta dishes. Crisp, citrusy, creamy and fragrant, you’ll want to serve it all summer long!

    Ravioli with White Wine Lemon Caper Sauce served in a white bowl

    Oh sweet summer, you are so busy, but bring me so much joy! The last few weeks feels like we’ve done everything and nothing all at once, and I’m okay with that. If I can spend a little more time enjoying the sun with the babes, it’s worth it. Summer is all about shortcuts for me, especially when it comes to dinner. Quick, easy and flavorful meals fill our summer dinner menu. I make everything from pizzas, brats and grilled cheese on the grill to refreshing pasta sauces on a bed of pre-made ravioli. This white wine lemon caper sauce doesn’t disappoint, and takes just 10 minutes!

    To Make This White Wine Lemon Caper Sauce You Will Need:

    A few simple ingredients make such a flavorful sauce!

    • White wine: It doesn’t need to be expensive!
    • Lemon juice: Fresh is best!
    • Heavy cream
    • Parmesan: Freshly grated is preferable to pre-grated
    • Capers

    How To Make White Wine Lemon Caper Sauce

    It takes no more than 10 minutes to create a creamy pasta sauce from scratch!

    1. Over medium heat, bring white wine and lemon juice to a boil.
    2. Reduce heat to low and stir in heavy cream. Reduce for 5 minutes.
    3. Stir in parmesan and capers. 

    What To Serve With White Wine Lemon Caper Sauce

    This deliciously creamy sauce is a great accompaniment to so many pasta dishes. It’s great served with store bought tortellini or ravioli, or serve it with spaghetti and cooked chicken breast. It would also make a great accompaniment to cooked fish, and why not use it in place of tomato sauce on homemade pizzas!

    Ravioli mixed with White Wine Lemon Caper Sauce in a skillet

    A Homemade and Kid-Friendly Pasta Sauce Recipe

    The past year, we’ve been working to keep the kids away from kids’ meals filled with the standard cheese quesadillas, chicken nuggets and mac and cheese.

    We order an adult meal from the dinner menu {of our choosing} and serve them exactly what we’re having for dinner, and after a few short weeks were pleasantly surprised to how receptive they were to it! Every now and then we’ll grant them a free pass and allow them to choose themselves and the result is shocking – it’s always something we’d never dreamed they would request.

    It turns out, they love capers as much as we do! This sauce was a huge success for all members of our family.

    Easy Caper Pasta Sauce Recipe From Scratch

    When it comes to pasta sauces, it’s so much better to make them at home, rather than buy the jarred ones, and it doesn’t have to mean hours spent watching pots simmer! This creamy sauce doesn’t take longer than 10 minutes to make and it’s packed full of flavor. There’s no added salt or sugar in this recipe unlike the ready made stuff.

    What’s The Best White Wine To Use In A Pasta Sauce?

    You don’t need to spend a fortune on a wine for this sauce, but you do want one that’s flavorful. You can’t go wrong with a sauvignon blanc or a chardonnay.

    Pasta in sauce served in a white bowl

    Top Tips To Make White Wine Lemon Caper Sauce

    • Don’t let the cream boil or it can split.
    • Use freshly grated parmesan and fresh lemon juice for maximum flavor.
    • Serve immediately.

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    White Wine Lemon Caper Sauce

    This is a white wine lemon caper sauce that's ready in 10 minutes and works with a variety of pasta dishes. Crisp, citrusy and fragrant, you'll want to serve it all summer long!

    Course Main Course
    Cuisine American, Italian
    Keyword caper sauce, creamy pasta sauce recipe, lemon caper, lemon caper chicken, lemon caper pasta sauce, lemon caper sauce, white wine sauce for pasta
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 10 minutes
    Servings 4
    Calories 357 kcal

    Ingredients

    • 1 c white wine
    • 1/4 c lemon juice
    • 1 c heavy cream
    • 1 c fresh grated parmesan
    • 2 Tbsp capers drained

    Instructions

    1. Over medium heat, bring white wine and lemon juice to a boil.
    2. Reduce heat to low and stir in heavy cream. Reduce for 5 minutes.
    3. Stir in parmesan and capers. Toss with ravioli or noodles.
    Nutrition Facts
    White Wine Lemon Caper Sauce
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 357 Calories from Fat 261
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 29g45%
    Saturated Fat 18g90%
    Cholesterol 99mg33%
    Sodium 545mg23%
    Potassium 126mg4%
    Carbohydrates 5g2%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 1g1%
    Protein 10g20%
    Vitamin A 1070IU21%
    Vitamin C 6mg7%
    Calcium 340mg34%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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