PENNE ALLA ROASTED RED PEPPER SAUCE

Penne Alla Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Final 2Homemade roasted red pepper sauce.

Um… Would you mind terribly if we just stopped there?

That’s right. You’re gonna roast your own peppers too. Like a champ! That’s how we do things around here!

It’s a bit of luxury and a lot of flavor.

Roasted peppers.

Garlic.

Smoked paprika.

Basil.

Cream cheese.

A hint of cream.

Okay, so i fibbed.  A few hints of cream.

A whole lot of magic in a bowl.

Penne Alla Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Roasted PeppersIf you want to make this on the quick, you can totally use bottled roasted peppers! You’ll need a total of 2 cups of roasted peppers. I roasted them myself and left them in a deep bowl covered with a plate to help the skin loosen off the meat.

Penne Alla Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Final Semi PlateToo bad you can’t jump through and take a bite.

PENNE ALLA ROASTED RED PEPPER SAUCE

Rating: 51

Active Time: 25 minutes

Inactive Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

PENNE ALLA ROASTED RED PEPPER SAUCE

Ingredients

  • 3 medium whole red peppers
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (depending on spice preference)
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pound Penne, cooked to package directions
  • 4 - 5 large julienned basil leaves
  • Parmesan, shaved or grated (to preference)

Instructions

  1. Roast the peppers in a cast iron skillet, direct fire, or on the grill. Place them in a deep bowl and cover with a plate and allow to sweat. Peel the charred skin from the peppers, remove seeds and membrane and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil on medium heat in a skillet or pot. Add the diced onions and garlic and cook until soft about 4 - 5 minutes. Add the roasted peppers and stir together, cook for 2 minutes. Let this mixture cool for 10 minutes. Puree pepper mixture in a food processor. Return to pan. Add the cream cheese, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and smoked paprika. Continue to cook until cream cheese melts completely. Add the chicken broth and heat through. When a slow simmer forms, add the cream and stir to combine. Taste and add more salt, if necessary. Add cooked pasta and then stir together.
  3. Place pasta is serving platter and top with julienned basil and parmesan.
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