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Easy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta made simple with garlic, heavy cream and parmesan cheese! #mustlovehomecooking
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Easy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Easy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta made simple with garlic, heavy cream and parmesan cheese!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 389kcal

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  • 12 ounces pasta, cooked and drained
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, divided or margarine
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 ounces roasted red peppers, from a jar, drained
  • 1 cup vegetable broth, or chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced parsley, or 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes, optional


  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add onions and garlic and cook over medium-heat until onions are softened and garlic is fragrant 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Scrape skillet ingredients into bowl of food processor. Add roasted red peppers. Cover and pulse until smooth.
  • Heat remaining butter in same skillet. Transfer red pepper puree from food processor to skillet. Add broth, salt, pepper and parsley. Stir to combine and cook until heated thru. Stir in cream, parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes. Cook until sauce begins to thicken.
  • Drain pasta and add to skillet. Toss to coat with sauce and add additional salt and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer to serving plate and garnish with additional parsley and parmesan cheese.


Canned evaporated milk can be substituted 1:1 for the heavy cream. 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1533mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1079IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 2mg

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