Sweet Bell Peppers & Pasta

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Jennifer Bass

By
@jenniebug1978

Pasta is a huge food staple in our household. We have pasta at least once a week. Instead of using marinara or alfredo, I just made the pasta cheesy to enhance the sweet bell peppers.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    uncooked, mini penne pasta
  • 3/4 c
    chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 slice
    medium to thick pancetta, chopped
  • 2 c
    chopped sweet bell peppers
  • 4 oz
    sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 c
    water
  • 1/2 c
    shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    freshly grated asiago cheese, optional

How to Make Sweet Bell Peppers & Pasta

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. In a non-stick skillet, cook Pancetta until crisp. Drain on paper towel lined plate and set aside.
  3. While pasta and pancetta are cooking, use a non-stick skillet and saute the onion in extra-virgin olive oil for 1 1/2 minutes. Add garlic; cook for 30 seconds longer. Add the sweet bell peppers and mushrooms; cook and stir for 3 minutes or until peppers are tender. Stir in the Italian seasoning and cayenne pepper. Add water; cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Drain pasta and stir into skillet. Add Pancetta and remove from heat. Stir in the cheese. Garnish with freshly grated Asiago cheese. Serve immediately.

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About Sweet Bell Peppers & Pasta

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian



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