Spaghetti with Red Pesto Sauce

Lisa G. Sweet Pantry Gal


This is a nice change from ordinary red sauce. Also a great dish for lent. Alot of flavor and I used dreamfields pasta for a low carb meal.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    dreamfields spaghetti
  • 3
    med hot chili peppers
  • 3
    red bell pepper seeded
  • 3 Tbsp
    toasted pine nuts
  • 3 clove
  • ·
    handful fresh basil
  • 2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 c
    parmigiano-reggiano, grated
  • 1/3 c
    olive oil

How to Make Spaghetti with Red Pesto Sauce


  1. Boil heavy salted water for pasta. Cook pasta adente saving cup of starchy water for sauce.
  2. Roast the red peppers in broiler til blackened and put in covered bowls to steam for ten minutes. Remove and peel and deseed.
  3. Combine peppers, pine nuts, cheese, basil,garlic & spices in processor, pulse. Start streaming in olive oil til paste forms.
  4. In pan combine paste 1/2 cup pasta water and pasta.
    Continue to toss til right consistency adding more starchy water if needed.
    Garnish with basil leaves and more parm. ENJOY!!!

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About Spaghetti with Red Pesto Sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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