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roasted red pepper & sun-dried tomato pasta sauce

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Quick and easy to make with a few ingredients, this Roasted Red Pepper & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Sauce is extremely tasty and flavorful!

yield 4 servings
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For roasted red pepper & sun-dried tomato pasta sauce

  • 1/2 c
    oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and oil reserved
  • olive oil, if needed
  • 1/2 c
    red onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
    roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 5 lg
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 2 c
    35% heavy cream
  • 1 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    cornstarch mixed with 1/2 cup cold water
  • pasta of your choice (such as rigatoni, penne), cooked

How To Make roasted red pepper & sun-dried tomato pasta sauce

  • 1
    Measure reserved oil from sun-dried tomatoes to make 1 ½ tbsp. If there’s not enough, top it up with olive oil.
  • 2
    In a saucepan over medium heat, add fragrant oil. When hot, add onions and sauté for 2 ½ minutes. Add sun-dried tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes. Add roasted red peppers and garlic; sauté for 1 minute. Add red pepper flakes, stir well to combined before pouring in heavy cream. Stir, increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer.
  • 3
    When simmer, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add dried basil and cornstarch mixture; stir for about 60 seconds or until sauce thickens. Add cooked pasta, stir to coat and serve immediately. Makes 4 servings
  • 4
    Note: Add chicken breast and chopped cooked pancetta for a variation
  • 5
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