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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta  A creamy roasted red pepper and tomato basil sauce with garlic and heavy cream all tossed together with pasta and topped with parmesan cheese. A flavorful robust pasta dish! www.modernhoney.com #pasta #italian #italianfood

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta  A creamy roasted red pepper and tomato basil sauce with garlic and heavy cream all tossed together with pasta and topped with parmesan cheese.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword creamy roasted red pepper pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Modern Honey - www.modernhoney.com

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Onion (diced)
  • 4 Garlic Cloves (minced) or 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • (1) 12-ounce jar Roasted Red Peppers (drained)
  • (1) 14.5 ounce can Whole Peeled Tomatoes (diced, drained)
  • 6 fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar (or more to taste to offset acidity)
  • 1-2 teaspoons Salt
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 cups Parmesan Cheese (shredded and divided)
  • 1 lb. Favorite Pasta of choice

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot to medium heat. Add oil and onion and cook for about 7-8 minutes or until onions begin to soften and become translucent. Stir in garlic and cook for only 1 minute. Be careful to not let the garlic burn or it will become bitter.

  2. Stir in roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and basil. Stir together and heat. Carefully transfer to blender or food processor. Be careful as the mixture will be hot. Carefully vent and puree the mixture until smooth. Return to pot.

  3. Stir in sugar and salt to taste. Continue to cook on low or medium-low for at least 10-15 minutes. If time is on your hand, let it simmer on low heat for 45 minutes. Stir in heavy cream and 1 cup of shredded parmesan cheese. Taste for seasonings.

  4. While sauce is cooking, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain the cooked pasta and toss with sauce. When ready to serve, garnish each bowl of pasta with remaining parmesan cheese.