Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Roasted red bellpepper penne pasta

Here the pasta made may be similar to  other pastas we  made or tasted, but an  addition of roasted bell pepper takes it another level of taste, making it magical. Also this works like a one pot dish and serving it with some  chicken salad and garlic bread is all your friends and family need :)) so do try this recipe and I tried it and liked it ,surely you may like it too.

Penne pasta in roasted red bell pepper sauce 

Saute onions,garlic in olive oil

Add roasted red peppers 

Pureed sauce 

Pasta with garlic bread and salad 

1 Jar of 12 oz roasted red bell pepper 
500 gm pasta shells , personally like Penne but you can use pasta of your choice.
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
3 to 4 cloves fresh garlic
Salt to taste
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp Italian herbs
1/4 cup cream
1/2 cup broth chicken or vegetable , your choice:)

Basil leaves for garnish
Parmesan cheese 

Method :
1. Fill a medium pot with 2 cups of water, bring to a boil, add pasta, salt and drizzle of olive oil and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, till pasta appears done. Strain and keep aside, reserve some of that water.
2. Heat butter over medium heat, in a large skillet, add oil. Next add in finely chopped fresh garlic, onions and saute over low to medium heat. Add to the skillet , roasted bell pepper and continue to stir 3 to 4 mins.
3.Next , add this to a  mixer and make a smooth puree , add 1/4 cup water if too thick .
Pour this puree back to  skillet ,add chicken or veggie broth , keep stirring  as the sauce bubbles add in herbs , grated cheese and some cream. Season with salt after checking the taste of the sauce.
Add drained pasta to this prepared  sauce, and serve with sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and finely chopped basil leaves.

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