CARTWHEEL PASTA WITH PEPPERS & ONIONS

Ellen Bales

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I always love a good pasta dish. This one looks yummy and easy and well, you be the judge!
Recipe & photo: eatingwell.com
08-30-14


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Serves:

4

Prep:

40 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1-1/2 c
sweet yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced crosswise
3 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp
salt, plus 1 tbsp., divided
1/8 tsp
crushed red pepper
2
yellow bell peppers
1
red bell pepper
3/4 c
coarsely chopped canned whole peeled tomatoes, with their juice
1 Tbsp
chopped flat-leaf parsley
12 oz
wagon wheels or fusilli pasta

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large skillet over medium heat, combine onion, oil, 1/4 tsp. salt and crushed red pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is a rich golden color, 10 to 15 minutes.
2
Meanwhile, peel bell peppers with a vegetable peeler. Cut them in half, remove the cores and thinly slice into 1/4-inch-wide strips.
3
When the onion is golden, increase heat to medium-high and add the peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; add tomatoes and 1/4 tsp. salt and cook until the tomatoes are no longer watery and have separated from the oil, 15 to 20 minutes. Add parsley, stir for 30 seconds, then remove from heat.
4
Meanwhile, bring 2 qts. of water to a boil in a large pot. Add the remaining 1 Tbsp. salt, then add pasta and stir well. Cook according to package instructions until just tender. Drain well and toss with the sauce. Serve at once.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Dairy Free