Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Recipe

Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Recipe

How To Make Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Serve your next pasta meal with this warm and flavorful roasted red pepper sauce. You’ll have a tasty dish in less than 30 minutes.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1lbpasta,I used whole-wheat penne pasta, 16 oz

For Roasted Red Pepper Sauce:

  • 15½ozred peppers,roasted
  • 1small white onion,diced
  • 4cloves garlic,minced
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • ½cupchicken stock,or vegetable stock
  • 1tbsphoney
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tspred pepper,crushed, more/less to taste
  • ¼tspblack pepper,freshly ground
  • ¼cupfresh basil,roughly chopped
  • ¼cupParmesan cheese,shredded or grated

Optional Toppings:

  • fresh basil,chopped
  • Parmesan cheese
  • pine nuts,toasted

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta al dente in a pot of generously-salted boiling water, according to package instructions.

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce:

  1. Using a blender or food processor, add roasted red peppers (with juices), onion and garlic and pulse until combined and smooth.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium high heat. Pour in the roasted red pepper mixture, and saute for 5 minutes or until the sauce begins to simmer.

  3. Stir in the remaining sauce ingredients (stock, honey, salt, crushed red pepper, black pepper and basil), and bring back to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, and let the sauce simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes or until your pasta is done.

  4. Once the pasta reaches al dente, drain it and transfer the pasta to the saute pan of sauce. Toss to combine.

  5. Serve immediately, garnished with extra toppings if desired.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 373.45kcal
  • Fat: 5.48g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.63g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.36g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.80g
  • Carbohydrates: 66.53g
  • Fiber: 4.26g
  • Sugar: 8.86g
  • Protein: 13.61g
  • Cholesterol: 4.81mg
  • Sodium: 455.39mg
  • Calcium: 104.03mg
  • Potassium: 381.88mg
  • Iron: 1.52mg
  • Vitamin A: 131.09µg
  • Vitamin C: 95.58mg
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