Saturday, February 2, 2013

Whole-wheat Pasta in Roasted Red Bell-pepper Sauce

Whole-wheat Pasta in Roasted Red Bell-pepper sauce
It took a while for us to start liking Pasta but now we are so fond of it that at least once every week,one dinner is pasta.But we are quite particular how our pasta should taste-loaded with veggies in a cunning white cheese sauce,okay I do cut back on the cheese most of the time and thin down the sauce with the water in which pasta was cooked,but yeah you get the drift,don't you?

Long back,I had made marinara sauce from scratch and added pasta to it but we didn't like the flavor much,not as much as we did the white sauce.So I was wary to try this one out but the roasted pepper sauce with cream sounded too good not to try.I tried it with whole-wheat pasta from Fabindia but regular pasta should work fine too.
Whole-wheat Pasta in Roasted Red Bell-pepper sauce Whole-wheat Pasta in Roasted Red Bell-pepper Sauce
Recipe source - The Pioneer Woman

Ingredients

Roasted Red Pepper - 1,whole
Almonds - 5-6
Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
Onion - 1 medium,finely chopped
Garlic - 2 cloves,finely chopped
Cream - 1/2 cup
Cheese - 1/4 cup grated
Parsley flakes - 1 tsp
Whole-wheat Pasta - 1 cup (or any Pasta of your choice)
Broccoli - 1/2 cup,chopped
Salt to taste

Method

Whole-wheat Pasta in Roasted Red Bell-pepper sauce 
Roast the bell pepper on a high flame for about 5-7 minutes,or until the pepper is burnt/charred on the outside.Set aside on a plate until cool to the touch.
Whole-wheat Pasta in Roasted Red Bell-pepper sauce 
Peel off the charred skin and cut open the pepper,remove the tip and the inside membranes.Chop the pepper roughly.
Whole-wheat Pasta in Roasted Red Bell-pepper sauce 
Into a mixer jar,add the chopped pepper and the almonds and grind to a smooth paste.Keep aside.
Whole-wheat Pasta in Roasted Red Bell-pepper sauce 
Meanwhile cook the pasta in salted boiling water for about 8 minutes or until al-dente.Whole-wheat pasta is best under cooked or else it will turn into a mush while stirring-you don't want that!
Whole-wheat Pasta in Roasted Red Bell-pepper sauce 
When the pasta is almost done(about 6 minutes)add the broccoli and cook it along with the pasta.
Remove a cup of the water in which the pasta was cooked and drain the pasta.
Whole-wheat Pasta in Roasted Red Bell-pepper sauce 
In a pan add olive oil and the chopped garlic.Mix in the chopped onion and stir until it turns soft.
Whole-wheat Pasta in Roasted Red Bell-pepper sauce 
Pour in the red pepper sauce.Add salt to taste,parsley flakes and mix in the cream.
Whole-wheat Pasta in Roasted Red Bell-pepper sauce 
Add the cheese and the cooked pasta-broccoli and mix well.If you feel the sauce is too thick,thin it down with the reserved water in which the pasta was cooked.
Whole-wheat Pasta in Roasted Red Bell-pepper sauce


20 comments :

  1. I love whole wheat pasta, very filling. Nice recipe, sounds really good.

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  2. Looks gr8 ! Beautifully presented too.

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  3. I have actually never tried a roasted bell pepper sauce for my pasta... this sounds easy and delicious!Must give it a try soon :)

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  4. I just had pasta for my lunch today with tomato sauce. this sauce sounds intresting

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  5. Looks so yum...makes me feel hungry...super clicks tooo..

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  6. Never worked with a capsicum this way.Though have read and heard many times.But this pasta recipe excites me to try this.i will soon.

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  7. This sounds yumm! Have never tried roasted bell pepper. will do now! :)

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  8. Wish i get that whole plate, will happily have it rite now for my lunch.

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  9. nice blog.First time here and i like all ur recipes. When u r free please drop into my blog.

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    1. Red bell pepper has more flavor than the green one.I've never tried with green so not sure how it might taste,sorry!

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  11. Interesting bell pepper sauce... its like making baigan ka bartha :) I will try this next time, as pasta is a huge fav at our home too :)

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  12. Hi Divya,
    I tried this a few days back and it came out so well. We all loved it, including my neighbour who is "dieting" and tries to avoid cream. She went for 3 helpings, at which point her husband had to remind her that she is "dieting". :)
    It was so delicious. I also added some pasta sauce and tabasco.
    Thanks for the recipe. Loved it.

    Vidya

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    1. Looks super, one of my favorite pastas!

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