Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Pioneer Woman's Roasted Red Bell Pepper Pasta

You all know how much I love The Pioneer Woman's blog. I cook her recipes often. This one is a must share since it took so very little time to make and tasted oh-so-very-delish! The only problem was it was so well liked by myself and my family that we *almost* didn't have enough. So, with that said, if your family members are big eaters, then I suggest making 1 1/2 to 2 times this recipe.  Serve with a side salad and a nice crusty bread. Enjoy!


This recipes comes directly from The Pioneer Woman's blog:


  • 12 ounces, weight Pasta Of Your Choice (I Prefer Short Ones Like Rigatoni, Penne, Etc.) <I used Orecchiette pasta>
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 whole Large Onion, Finely Diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 jar (15.5 Ounces) Roasted Red Peppers, Drained And Roughly Chopped
  • 1 cup Vegetable Or Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt, More To Taste
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream (more To Taste) <I only used 1/4 cup and it tasted great>
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Shavings (more For Serving)
  • Finely Minced Parsley <I omitted the parsley>
  • Chopped Fresh Basil (if You Have It!) <definitely add the basil!!>

Preparation Instructions

Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic and saute for 2 to 3 minutes or until starting to soften. Add the chopped red peppers and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until hot.
Remove the skillet from the heat. Carefully transfer the contents of the skillet to a food processor or blender. Place on the lid and puree the pepper mixture until totally blended (there will still be some texture to the peppers.)
Heat the other 2 tablespoons butter back to the skillet over medium heat. Pour the pepper puree back into the skillet. Add the broth, salt, and pepper, and stir until heated. Splash in the cream and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings if you need to.
Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet. Add Parmesan and parsley/basil, then stir it together to coat the pasta.
Serve in bowls with extra Parmesan and a sprinkling of parsley on top.

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