I saw the basis for this recipe on Aidells Sausage’s website and then tweaked it to my personal taste. The sausage makes it a very filling meal, you could easily leave it out though! I get Aidells at Costco in the super packs, they are great in many dishes.
Pasta with Artichokes and Capers
1 lb Barilla Spaghetti Rigati, broken in half
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 links Aidells Artichoke & Garlic Sausage. chopped
2 cups marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 1/2 cups lower sodium chicken broth
1/4 tsp diced dried garlic
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp capers, drained
1 Tbsp cold unsalted butter
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, cook the pasta for time on package (the Rigati is 6 minutes), drain.
Meanwhile in a large non-stick skillet heat the oil over medium-high heat, add in the sausage and cook till browned. Add in the artichokes and cook for a couple of minutes. Stir in the broth, garlic and pepper. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to low and let simmer till the sauce is reduced a bit. Add in the capers, take off the heat, stir in the butter and toss with the cooked pasta. Toss the cheese in, coating the pasta evenly.