Saturday, 29 March 2008

Sweet pepper pasta sauce

I love Dolmio's sweet pepper pasta sauce, it's my absolute favourite in the range... it's a handy thing to have in the cupboard for when I'm in a rush and just cooking for myself. Last time I made it I held onto the ingredients label and decided to recreate it for myself, so here's my sweet pepper sauce recipe, that I served with fusilli pasta and added some chopped, cooked pork sausage and grated mozzarella cheese and served alongside a mini wholewheat garlic bread that I found in the supermarket today! (I was rather excited about this find because a whole garlic bread baguette is a little too much and usually ends up going to waste!!!!)

Anyways it turned out to be delicious, might need a little more red pepper in future, but I think that's a personal preference.

Ruth's sweet pepper pasta sauce

Makes enough sauce for 2


1 red pepper, cut into 4 flat slices
1 yellow pepper, cut into 4 flat slices
1 red onion, cut into quarters
4 cloves of garlic, finely sliced
Olive oil
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tsp chili flakes
1 x 400g tin of peeled plum tomatoes

1. Pre heat the oven to 180˚C. Lay the peppers and onion onto a baking tray and drizzle olive oil over the top. Roast the peppers and onion for 15 minutes.
2. Drizzle a little oil into a sauce pan. Turn the heat on to medium. Add the garlic, basil and chili flakes, and cook for 2 minutes.
3. Add the peeled plum tomatoes, the roasted peppers and onions.
4. Turn on your hand mixer and break down the veggies into a sauce, but not too much: you still want a few chunks - about 60-90 seconds should do it.
5. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes then mix with your cooked pasta.

(Sausage and cheese optional - but recommended for that extra dimension to the dish)

I'm entering this to Presto Pasta nights


  1. Oooh, this sounds delicious!

  2. Wow.

    Just, just...


    I just had pizza and this is making me eat another slice wishing it was this dish.

  3. Hi Ruth, great looking pasta. PS 30 March is the big day for DBs this month.

  4. Sounds really good! I did a roasted pepper pasta sauce on my blog as well, will give your one a go soon I think.

  5. Thanks Deborah! It was very tasty!

    Mr Orph... is that cos of the sausage? lol

    Hi Cakelaw, thanks..... got it posted. I'm glad I asked you!

  6. Hey ryan.... I'll have to try yours... like a recipe swap!!!

  7. It does look tasty! Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

  8. Ruthy (if I may), this is an awesome pasta dish. I'm bookmarking this for trying shortly.

  9. Hey Peter, I've always been called Ruthy or Ruthie and now I'm married I'm Ruth E! lol So of course you can.
    Let me know how this turns out for you!!!

  10. Ruth I love pasta & peppers, so this looks so good :-)

    Dell xo

  11. Hey Dell! Thanks! they are a great combination

  12. Ruth!! What are you doing to me?? lol. This looks sooooo good. I'm book marking this to make at a later date ;o)


  13. Hey Maria! sorry for the torture!
    I'm planning to try it on some chicken soon, I imagine it'll be just as tasty if not tastier.


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