Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Roasted Red Pepper and Basil Sauce

This pasta sauce is suuuuper good. If you like roasted red peppers and you like basil, boom. Here you go. The sauce itself is gluten-free, but you'd need to find a replacement for the pasta.

What you will need:
  • 1 lb. penne pasta
  • 1 C roasted red peppers (jarred or fresh)
  • 1/3 C pine nuts
  • 1/3 C freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 C fresh basil
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 C Olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 C heavy cream (optional)
  • Saute' the garlic in the olive oil for about 2 minutes
  • Blend oil and garlic together in a blender or food processor with the pine nuts
  • Add in the roasted red peppers
  • Add in the Parmesan cheese
  • Add in the basil
  • Add in olive oil and salt and pepper
  • Heat sauce on medium and add in the heavy cream until well combined and hot
  • Pour sauce over preferred pasta
  • Add in chicken, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts...etc. etc..whatever your little heart desires!

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