A base of roasted red pepper cream sauce swaths pre-cooked, medium-sized pasta shells. I like the sauce smooth and silky, so I purée the roasted pepper mixture before adding a combination of heavy cream and half-and-half, along with three cheeses: ricotta, Fontina, and Asiago. Italian sausage, garlic, and onions, boost the sauce with extra flavor.
True, a jarred sauce offers wonderful convenience. But a homemade version absolutely can’t be beat! Try this versatile sauce over pasta, in a lasagna or stuffed in shells. Angus Barsch — Milwaukee, Wisconsin Skip links
I made this for a quick dinner last night, so I thought I’d share it with you this morning. It’s almost identical to a recipe I posted here back in ancient times, also known as 2009, bu… Quick and Easy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta A shorter version of one of my favorite old recipes. 15 minutes, start to finish! Serves 8 Ingredients: Ree | The Pioneer Woman Main Courses 12 ounces, weight Pasta Of Your Choice (I Prefer Short Ones Like Rigatoni, Penne, Etc.) 4 Tablespoons Butter 1/2 whole Large Onion, Finely Diced 3 cloves Garlic, Minced 1 jar (15.5 Ounces) Roasted Red Peppers, Drained And Roughly Chopped 1 cup Vegetable Or Chicken Broth 1/2 teaspoon Salt, More To Taste Freshly Ground Black Pepper 1/2 cup Heavy Cream (more To Taste) 1/2 cup Parmesan Shavings (more For Serving) Finely Minced Parsley Chopped Fresh Basil (if You Have It!) Instructions: Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic and saute for 2 to 3 minutes or until starting to soften. Add the chopped red peppers and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until hot. Remove the skillet from the heat. Carefully transfer the contents of the skillet to a food processor or blender. Place on the lid and puree the pepper mixture until totally blended (there will still be some texture to the peppers.) Heat the other 2 tablespoon butter back to the skillet over medium heat. Pour the pepper puree back into the skillet. Add the broth, salt, and pepper, and stir until heated. Splash in the cream and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings if you need to. Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet. Add Parmesan and parsley/basil, then stir it together to coat the pasta. Serve in bowls with extra Parmesan and a sprinkling of parsley on top. Cook time: PT10M Prep time: PT5M 1 5 4.8 5