Roasted pepper sauce for pasta or chicken

Roasted pepper sauce for pasta or chicken

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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



    Sometimes called bell peppers or capsicums, these sweet, mild peppers come in variety of colours…

  • 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

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  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 (63)

ruthy10's picture

fab mid week meal. really tasty and added some chilli flakes for a little kick.

mollevshun's picture

this pasta was so yummy in ma big tummy
tickling the eold taste buds

sammer_roo's picture

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sammer_roo's picture

This is a really lovely sauce. I added garlic to the roasting vegetables and balsamic vinegar and chilli powder just before serving and it was delicious. Definitely a keeper!

yolivier1's picture

I added some chopped chillies to this dish, wow...FABULOUS! We couldn't get enough. This is definately a winner!

richie145's picture

This is really nice and easy I added 4 cloves garlic and a chilli and roasted with all veg,it was soooo much nicer than any jar sauce!

clareevans's picture

Delicious and easy. I added garlic flakes and chilli flakes and then stirred through some cooked mushrooms and smoked bacon and served with pasta. So easy and sooo tasty!!

mifmif5's picture

Lovely and very easy - one I will add to my repertiore.

I added a few cloves of garlic and fresh basil instead of thyme.

I made double the batch of sauce and used one portion with pasta and cheese then used the leftover sauce and added mushrooms which was also lovely and had seconds for lunch at work.

kitcat4192's picture

Was sceptic but absolutely loved this! As did fussy two year old :-)

mich_mkp's picture

I absolutely love this sauce! I live on my own, so I portion it up and bang it in the freezer - perfect just as a pasta sauce with some grated mozzarella on top. Yum!

teresag1963's picture

Really enjoyed it, very tasty. I did add chilli flakes to it which added a little kick.

sarah5098's picture

Really easy and tasty. A delicious way to eat veg, i blitzed it to a puree so no-one could tell it was veg, went down a treat.

camckee19's picture

Not bad little sauce. I served it with Chicken Stuffed with Spinach & Feta and each dish lifted the other one. Not bad experiment all in all!

florence100's picture

Easy, tasty and low fat! Much better than opening a jar of pasta sauce. I added garlic and chilli to the peppers and onions before roasting them.

piscean's picture

i cooked it on pan in a traditionalway..n added some basil n ginger garlic spread and topped it with mozzarella and mixed with some chicken..tasted good!!

bethocallaghan's picture

Very good and so easy to make.

sazzums4god's picture

This really is a special sauce- perfect for my stuffed chicken topping!

Frantic Flapjack's picture

Far superior to pasta sauce in jars and only 5 ingredients! Also freezes beautifully.

emsw123's picture

Really good, easy and healthy recipe. Takes more than 5 mins to prepare though :) Also needs additonal seasoning. I used lots of chilli powder, which worked very well.

bevdownes's picture

Lovely and works with just about any veg. I sometimes add a small aubergine and a couple of cloves of garlic to the roasting tray, half a chilli or so in the blender also works well or a splash of balsamic at the end. So much better than ready made sauce and so quick to prepare.


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