Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe

Monday, July 23, 2012

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe



This recipe is right up my alley! It screams summer produce and pasta, two of my favorite things! Do you believe I've never roasted peppers before though?? That's one thing I will have to cross off the foodie bucket list!! The most time consuming part of this recipe is the pepper roasting and peeling. You could always do that ahead of time too and refrigerate until using. 

I just love the flavors in this sauce. It's a nice blend of tomatoes and peppers and it's oh so flavorful. I used it as a sauce for ravioli, but it would also be great with penne pasta. Take advantage of fresh tomatoes right now and make this sauce! You will love it!!


Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Pasta Sauce (print recipe)

What you need:
3 red bell peppers
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons fresh basil, minced
1 1/2 cups tomatoes, diced
1 1/2 cups half and half
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
Preheat the broiler. Cut the peppers in half and remove all the seeds. Lightly toss the peppers in olive oil and place skin side up on a baking sheet. Place under the broiler until skin is blackened and they start to soften. Remove from oven, cover with aluminum foil and steam for 5 minutes. Remove skins from peppers and chop into small pieces. 

In a sauce pan, saute peppers, onion, and garlic in some olive oil for about 10 minutes or until garlic and onion start to soften. Add tomatoes and basil, saute for 5 more minutes or until tomatoes start to fall apart. Using an immersion blender, blend the sauce mixture until you reach the consistency you like. (I left mine somewhat chunky. You can also use a regular blender, but be careful as the sauce is hot)

Mix the cornstarch with the half and half until smooth and add to sauce mixture. Bring sauce to a boil to thicken and immediately reduce heat. Stir in parmesan cheese, stir to melt. Remove from heat and serve!! 

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Serve with:
Easy Garlic Cheese Bread
 Buttery Garlic Bread
Mini Garlic Monkey Bread

This recipe was shared at:
Tomato Blog Hop at Katherine Martinelli
Meatless Monday at Healthy Mommy, Healthy Baby
Makin You Crave Monday at Mrs happy Homemaker
Mealtime Monday at Couponing and Cooking
Recipe of the Week at Family Fresh meals
Church Supper at Everyday Mom's Meals
Weekend Potluck at Sunflower Supper Club
Foodie Friends Friday at A Lil Country Sugar
Tasty Thursdays at Mandatory Mooch
Thursday's Treasures at Recipes for my Boys
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs
Creative Thursday at Michelle's Tasty Creations
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Cast Party Wednesday at Lady Behind the Curtain
Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday at DJ's Sugar Shack
Recipe Round Up at Gooseberry Patch
Totally Tasty Tuesdays at Mandy's recipe Box
All My Bloggy Friends at Love Bakes Good Cakes
Tuesday Talent Show at Chef in Training
Good Recipes Online


28 comments:

  1. Great pasta. I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
    I have linked a pizza I did with leftover roast chicken. Have a good week.

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  2. This sauce sounds amazing!! I love creamy sauces with red pepper in them!

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  3. This sounds delicious! I roast peppers all the time.

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    1. I need to start roasting them more often! Thanks for stopping!!

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  4. Sheena,
    I just love the flavor of Roasted Red Peppers. This is a wonderful recipe that we will just love. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  5. This sounds delicious!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. It's a new linky party starting today. Hope to see you there. Thanks, Nichi
    http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/07/tasty-thursdays-1.html

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  6. This looks amazing! Bookmarking NOW! I found your post via DJsSugarShack party where I linked a Bourbon Pecan Pie! Your site is beautiful! I'm still a bit under construction trying to figure out how I want to arrange things, but I hope you'll stop by my new page. I only have 8 posts so far, but I'm pretty proud of them. :) ~Amber of WhatAmberLoves.com

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    1. Thanks so much Amber! I will stop by and check you out! It will all come together fast for your blog :)

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  7. I'm pretty sure I could eat roasted red peppers for breakfast lunch and dinner!!

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  8. It sounds do good! Would love some for dinner after church tomorrow! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Don't forget to VOTE on Sunday!

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  9. I already pinned this and can't wait to try it :) Thank you for sharing at "All my Bloggy Friends" ... I can't wait to see what you share tomorrow, Sheena!

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  10. Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. Hope to see you again this week!!
    Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  11. Mmmm! I think that sums it up.

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  12. Hubby is going to love this!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Mealtime Monday!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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  13. I am definitely trying this sauce!!! I love red peppers!

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