Red Pepper Pasta sauce really delicious!

Red Pepper Pasta sauce really delicious!

By 11/03/2014

I am not a fun of ready made pasta sauces. They have a metallic and fake taste which leaves you with an odd and not exactly pleasant aftertaste. A proper sauce should leave you with a taste of fresh ingredients in your mouth and not of some odd food enhancers instead.

Time is counted these days with many having busy lives and so little time! So the answer is: FREEZING.

This creamy pepper's sauce can be made in a batch and frozen in single food bags or containers so you can take it off the freezer in the morning and use it on your pasta when you get back in the evening.

It is of simple preparation and has a sweet and delicate taste. You can mix it with ricotta cheese or with double cream if you prefer a more creamy consistency.

Simply deliziosa!

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 45 minutes


Wash the peppers, cut them in half and remove any seeds and filaments. Put them on a baking tray and roast them in the oven at 180C for about 25 minutes

Roasted pepper Pasta sauce

Put them in a food bag and leave them to sweat for 15 minutes. This will make it easy to remove the skins.

Roasted pepper Pasta sauce

Remove the skins then put the peppers in a food processor or with a whizzer reduce them into a puree with the olive oil, salt and ricotta

Roasted pepper Pasta sauce Roasted pepper Pasta sauce

And here it is, a beautiful creamy sauce for your pasta

Roasted pepper Pasta sauce

Cook the penne for 2 minutes less then it says on the packet, drain and stir them in the sauce over a source of heat for the remaining couple of minutes. Serve with grated Pecorino or Parmigiano cheese

Roasted pepper Pasta sauce


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11 Responses to Red Pepper Pasta sauce really delicious!

  1. Catherine

    Dear Alida, I do not buy store sauce either. In just a few minutes a simple sauce is created and so much healthier.
    This is beautiful and the fresh basil is the perfect touch. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  2. gloria

    This look really delicious Alida like always:))

  3. Javelin Warrior

    Such a lovely sauce, Alida, and I’ve always wanted to make a roasted red pepper sauce. This looks so good and penne seems like the perfect pasta to cause the sauce…

  4. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida, What a beautiful recipe and a love your pictures. I wish I lived closer to you, as I am sure I could learn so much from you. You are a fabulous cook. I also try to make my own sauce, as it is the best way to prepare your meals with the freshest ingredients.My mother taught me to sweat the peppers, but I use a brown paper bag. I am sure whatever you use it is the same result.Love this sauce and can just taste it on the pasta. thank you for sharing this homemade recipe. Blessings Dottie 🙂

    • Alida

      Thank you Dottie. I am sure I could learn a lot from you too! You are a very good cook too! X

  5. Louise

    I am not a fan of jar sauce either, Alida. As you say, it often leaves a funny taste that just doesn’t agree with me. Your Red Pepper Sauce sounds so easy and I’m sure so delicious too. I have some red peppers frozen in the freezer. Next time I’m going to make the sauce and then freeze it!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Alida…

  6. la cucina di Molly

    Che bel colore questa pasta e che bontà, mette buon umore, brava! Un abbraccio!

  7. Diana

    This looks heavenly and easy! I just bought some peppers tonight….will try this tomorrow! I love the freezing thing too! So helpful when you are in a rush!

  8. Diana

    Well….this evening I finally tried this sauce…and can I just say? YUM and YUM again! Hubby says “GRAZIE!”…buona serata!

    • Alida

      Grazie a te cara per averla provata! Mi rendi felice. Baci

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