This Roasted Red Pepper Sauce is one of the simplest pasta sauces you can make and I’ve definitely been in the mood for simple these days. I’ve been trying to simplify everything whether it be enjoying simple meals or simplifying my routines, I’m a little tired from going 100 miles an hour 24/7. The thing about simplifying is that it can easily come across as just being lazy, but I think this pasta dish is the perfect example of how simplifying can lead to some stellar results and not to mention delicious flavours.
This Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce is perfect if you’re craving pasta (which let’s be honest, who isn’t craving pasta?) but feel like something different from tomato sauce, bolognese sauce or pesto sauce. Other than the addition of a teeny tiny bit of cream at the end, this sauce is extremely healthy and is made with all fresh ingredients. After all of this talk of simplifying things, you might be wondering just how is this sauce simple? Well, if I told you that all the ingredients are roasted in the oven and then pureed (in a bender or with an immersion blender) would you believe me? There is no stirring and there are no tomato splatters all over the kitchen to clean up – you don’t even have to be in the kitchen, you can sit on the couch and watch Oprah reruns…if that’s your thing.
Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce (serves 4-6)
Recipe by Lou
3 red peppers, quartered
1 onion, quartered
2 large tomatoes, quartered
3 whole cloves garlic
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp red pepper flakes (if you don’t want it spicy or are making this for kids, use less red pepper flakes)
2 tbsp cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place red peppers, onion, tomatoes and garlic in a baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar and sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
Roast in the oven for 45 minutes.
Once vegetables are done roasting, remove to a blender or a pot. Add cream and puree in the blender or with an immersion blender.
Serve over whole wheat pasta with parmesan cheese.
This Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce is so simple you’ll be wondering why you hadn’t made it until now.