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)

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.

dragonma5306's picture

This was really quick and easy to prepare and tasted sweet and delicious. Used it as a pasta sauce and even my veg-hating children thought it was delicious! Might add some garlic and possibly a little chilli next time too.

little_alien's picture

I changed this to 1 Red Pepper and 2 Sweet Red Pointed pepers and couple of garlic cloves, used it for som many different dishes.

Chicken breast roasted with Garlic new potatos and green beens.
Sausage Pasta

etc :)

pfranderson's picture

Was really nice with chicken breast, cut into strips and fried in olive oil with some oregano. Ontop of pasta with some grated cheddar on the top.

teinnman's picture

I really enjoyed this recipe. We will be having it again that's for sure. I added some garlic and a dash of balsamic vinegar to give it that little more flavour and some chestnut mushrooms. I may try adding some worcester sauce next time. Well worth trying this was delicous. Make sure the peppers are not to small keep them chunky so the brown all over.

dellalee's picture

really enjoyed this sauce added bacon and mushroom for a midweek meal froze the left over sauce to use again.

Dash's picture

A good solid recipe for a midweek pasta supper. I think it works best as a springboard for additional ideas - as other reviewers have noted above. For me the garlic and chilli were essential. It's good, but don't expect the earth to move!

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forgot to rate

laugh_producer's picture

Fast, easy and tasty. I added some chicken that I'd cooked with a little garlic and some spinach and served over pasta. I would probably add the chili or paprika next time just to spice it up a little.

hermionesheldon's picture

Quick, easy, tasty - smelled delicious when it was roasting. I only had a bag of mixed peppers but still tastes good. I also roasted a couple of bulbs of garlic and tbps of balsamic vinegar at the end. Best of all - if you use the low cal spray it makes this 0 points on Weightwatchers. Add 60g dried pasta (3pts) and some leftover roast chicken 60g (1pt -skinless) you've got a tasty and filling meal for 4 points.

leigh558's picture

So easy to prepare and great to freeze and have as a midweek dinner, also used garlic and loads of fresh basil and sprinkled with parmesan

kelly2thousand's picture

This was really tasty!

elliott1920's picture

Fantastic, my two year old loved this pasta sauce as did we. So easy to make and really tasty.

Reni's picture

Great. Needed a little something else though - so added lots of grated parmesan.

purdiepants's picture

Add 2 chilli's for a fantastic aribiata sauce.

missfrosty's picture

I have made this tonight and added some boursin cheese and it was yummy

angiechong's picture

Great, easy dish that's so healthy. My 3 year old non-veggie eating daughter loved it. It helps to make sure the peppers are quite chargrilled to enhance sweet flavour.

suewaite's picture

Lovely, I cooked cubed chicken and mushrooms in the pasata then added blended paper mix. I added vegetable bouillion powder, balsamic vinager 1/4 teasoon sugar to the sauce prio to cooking. Once i had mixed the pasta and sauce I grated fresh parmesan on the top and served with asparagus (to help with our 5 a day) and crusty bread. Yum!!!!!

fran87's picture

Sorry forgot to rate it


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