Pasta with Roasted Bell Pepper Sauce

Pasta with Roasted Bell Pepper Sauce
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Serves: 4
  • 1 pound dried pasta (any shape is fine)
  • 6 red, orange or yellow bell peppers
  • 2 - 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley or basil
  1. Preheat broiler or oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place peppers directly under broiler or in oven on a broiler pan or baking sheet, as close together as possible. Blacken peppers on all sides. Remove peppers and place in a heavy plastic or paper bag and let sweat for about 10 minutes. Remove burned skin. Seed and stem peppers.
  3. Place roasted peppers, garlic and olive oil in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Puree.
  4. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until done. Drain pasta, reserving ½- 1 cup of pasta water. Add pasta water to peppers and puree. Place equal amounts of pasta in 4 bowls and top with Roasted pepper sauce. Place parsley or basil on top of each plate.

Note: this sauce is great on grilled or poached chicken or fish and on hamburgers