CARTWHEEL PASTA WITH PEPPERS & ONIONS
Recipe & photo: eatingwell.com
1-1/2 csweet yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced crosswise
3 Tbspextra virgin olive oil
1/2 tspsalt, plus 1 tbsp., divided
1/8 tspcrushed red pepper
2yellow bell peppers
1red bell pepper
3/4 ccoarsely chopped canned whole peeled tomatoes, with their juice
1 Tbspchopped flat-leaf parsley
12 ozwagon wheels or fusilli pasta
How to Make CARTWHEEL PASTA WITH PEPPERS & ONIONS
- 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.
- Meanwhile, peel bell peppers with a vegetable peeler. Cut them in half, remove the cores and thinly slice into 1/4-inch-wide strips.
- 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.
- 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.