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Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Looking to change up your regular pasta sauce? Try this easy and flavorful spin on pasta sauce with a special star ingredient--red bell peppers! The smoky and rich flavor from the fresh roasted peppers packs a punch. It's so easy to make and requires minimal ingredients, yet it has such depth of flavor. You can use this sauce on hot pasta or store it in the fridge for a pasta salad. Feel free to use this as a base and add toppings to your preference, such as chicken, meatballs, vegetables or shrimp!


Recipe


Ingredients

  • 2 Large red bell peppers

  • 1/2 shallot

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 Tbsp salt, plus more to taste as desired

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 3 Sun dried tomatoes

  • 1 Roma tomato

  • 4 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 lb. Box of pasta of choice

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 450F

  2. Wash and dry the bell peppers, place on a dry baking sheet, and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the skin is burnt and bubbling.

  3. While the peppers roast, prepare the pasta al dente per box instructions. Strain the pasta, add to a large bowl, and set it aside.

  4. Remove the peppers from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes, then peel the skin off of the peppers (it should come off easily). Remove the center seeds from the peppers and then add them to a blender.

  5. Add the shallot, garlic, salt, pepper, sun dried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, and olive oil to the blender with the peppers and blender until you have a creamy red pepper sauce.

  6. Add the red pepper sauce to the pasta and toss to fully coat. Add additional salt as needed and enjoy!


Storage: store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.