Roasted pepper sauce for pasta or chicken

Roasted pepper sauce for pasta or chicken

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(54 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
A superhealthy roasted pepper pasta sauce recipe that's versatile and tasty

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal115
  • fat4g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre3g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.65g
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  • 3 red pepper



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 2 peeled red onion



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp dried thyme


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 500g passata


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Cut the peppers and the onions into chunks. Toss in the oil and dried thyme, then roast for 30 mins until soft and slightly blackened.

  2. Cool, then blend or process until just chunky. Stir through the passata, season and warm through.

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Comments (65)

fionalous's picture

Made this for the first time today and must say it is lovely. I used sweet (pointy) peppers and followed others suggestion of a couple of garlic cloves. Chucked the veg in to the oven whilst cooking tonights dinner. Sauce was so simple to make and is very very tasty. I used a tomato and basil passata. Very much looking forward to mixing it into pasta tomorrow evening after work!

lemto's picture

Absolutely delicious! I poured this sauce over grilled chicken and pasta for a warm and filling lunch.

alihume's picture

Delicious, added garlic when roasting a suggested by others

beckyott's picture

Really easy and tasty sauce. I like others added garlic to the roasting tin with some cherry tomatoes I had in the fridge. I also blitzed half the veg and left the rest chunky and added a couple of tins of tomatoes as that's what I had in the cupboard. Served with meatballs and spaghetti.

sdavis30's picture

I have been making this sauce for a few years now I also add a couple of cloves of garlic to the roasting pan. I freeze it into small portions so I always have a quick meal ready for my children if we are in a rush, I also add some pasta water to the sauce to make it glossy. Always clean plates.

lizleicester's picture

Simple and delicious. I used red, pointed peppers and ordinary onions and the result is lovely. The only thing I would recommend is that you bake something else in the oven while it's on, or it's an extravagance to only be roasting a bit of veg in a good, hot oven....

Annie17's picture

A really delicious, simple recipe. I used four red peppers and passata with added basil.

rich1e's picture

Made it last night for a BBQ accompaniment. Added a spoon of the Sweet Chilli Jam (also from the GF website) for added depth of flavour. Next time, I might also roast some courgette and aubergine. It also makes a great dip for tortillas and crisps! Already planning on making it again.

liza236's picture

Delicious! I had a mixed bag of red, green and yellow peppers, so used that, and I added a couple of cloves of garlic before putting the tray in the oven. Served over penne. A few days later I added some shredded chicken for leftovers, that was also really good but it doesn't need it. Would recommend.

amberstar5's picture

This was gorgeous, lovely consistency, I used passata with added basil, poured it over cooked pasta with grated cheese on the top - delicious! Very quick if you are in a hurry!

nafarros's picture

Delicious, versatile and easy to make. I loved it.

loopydingdong's picture

Fantastic. Added lots of garlic and basil to mine, lovely with a big bowl of pasta

anita n's picture

easily the tastiest and easiest pasta sauce I have ever had! I too added a bit of garlic but didn't add chilli....the sauce is so simple I didn't want to over power the taste.

elessario's picture

Very nice! I added garlic and two heaped teaspoons of smoked paprika. Nom!

bebjebenthe's picture

What an amazing recipe, so easy and much better than pre-made sauces! Added 3 cloves of garlic and a few basil leaves, the cloves I added before roasting, the basil afterwards. After they came out of the oven, I added some extra olive oil for moist and some crème fraîche so it got a little creamy :)

dishymummy's picture

This was very nice. I roased some garlic with the peppers and onions and used fresh thyme. I too added a slug of balsamic vinegar.
I felt that the sauce needed to be ever so slightly sweeter so will add some sugar next time. I like the idea of adding chillies too but the children won't eat it then!

ninalor's picture

I felt the sauce was really sweet on it's own but I didn't balsamic vinegar.

linniemills's picture

Everyone loved it. Added tuna for one, vegetables for another and left the rest plain. Easy to make and empty plates afterwards. Perfect.

1003790's picture

So simple and delicious ! I added garlic & chilli and had it with pasta & chicken, excellent.

ticklesmummyoftwo's picture

Really tasty sauce that can be used for so many different things!!!

I made it this morning adding some garlic while roasting the peppers & onion & once the sauce was made I added a few chilli flakes for a bit of a kick, I served with with pasta & chicken with a salad for lunch & it was really tasty - a definate hit!

I would definatly reccomend as im sure you can easily adapt it with slight variations for different dishes & its so quick & simple.


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