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Easy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

Easy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta-this simple pasta dish has a creamy red pepper sauce and is made with mostly pantry ingredients. It is the perfect weeknight meal!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 307kcal


  • 16 oz rigatoni pasta or pasta of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 16 oz jar roasted red peppers drained
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • For garnish: grated Parmesan cheese freshly chopped basil, crushed red pepper flakes (optional)


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta until al dente, according to package instructions. Reserve ½ cup of the pasta water and drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Place the drained roasted red peppers in a blender. Add the cooked onion, garlic, and the reserved pasta water. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Blend until smooth.
  • Place the pasta back into the pot. Pour the roasted red pepper sauce over the pasta and stir until noodles are well coated. Add in the heavy cream and stir until sauce is creamy and noodles are coated. Heat over low just until sauce warms up.
  • Serve the pasta warm with Parmesan cheese, basil, and crushed red pepper flakes, if desired.


Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 786mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 513IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg