Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

My girls do not like bell peppers of any color. They can even spot them in a dish no matter how small I dice them. I had hope that this dish would get them to eat a bell pepper, since the sauce looked similar to a pasta sauce.

One bite and my girls wanted to know what was in it. I asked them why and they said it was because they did not like it. So I told them it was made from red peppers and then informed me that is why they did not like it. Oh well, I tried. At least my husband and I liked it.

Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce


  • 3 whole red bell peppers
  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400ยบ F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Place the peppers on the prepared baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the oven and roast for 20 minutes.
  3. Turn the peppers over and roast for an additional 20 minutes, or until the skin is charred and peppers are soft.
  4. Remove peppers from the oven and immediately place in a heat proof container and place lid on top. Let the peppers sweat for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the peppers from the container and peel off the charred skin and discard.
  6. Cut the peppers in half, remove the stem and seeds and discard.
  7. Place peppers in a blender or food processor and puree.
  8. While peppers are roasting prepare pasta according to package directions and drain.
  9. In a large skillet add the olive oil and heat over medium heat.
  10. Add in the onions and garlic and cook until soft, being careful to not let the garlic burn.
  11. Pour in the pureed peppers and stir.
  12. Pour in the cream and stir.
  13. Add in the pasta and stir to combine.

Serves: 4
Calories: 370
Total Fat: 13.1g
   Saturated: 5.9g
   Polyunsaturated: 0.6g
   Monounsaturated: 3.4g
   Trans: 0.1g
Cholesterol: 30.8mg
Sodium: 240.2mg
Potassium: 244.2mg
Total Carbs: 51.4g
   Dietary Fiber: 4.2g
   Sugars: 6.6g
Protein: 11.7g
Vitamin A: 62.3%
Vitamin C: 193%
Calcium: 12%
Iron: 13%
*The nutritional information will vary slightly depending on the brands you use.
*Adapted from The Pioneer Woman.
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