Roasted pepper sauce for pasta or chicken

Roasted pepper sauce for pasta or chicken

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(75 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 peppers



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

  • 2 peeled red onions



    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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24th Nov, 2019
Good recipe, can also use yellow pepper
27th Jan, 2019
easy to make, tasty but nothing very special.
14th Jun, 2018
Really good pasta sauce if you would prefer to make your own than buy. And you know exactly what is in it! Goes well with 'tuna balls' good food recipe.
16th Mar, 2018
Love this! Made it to go in the creamy courgette lasagne recipe on this site and had plenty left over.
Jacqui 19641964
8th Nov, 2017
This sauce is fabulous. I make it in big batches and freeze it. My kids love it with chicken or sausages and pasta and I’ve added it to a tomato based soup.
28th Nov, 2016
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!
3rd Jun, 2016
Absolutely delicious! I poured this sauce over grilled chicken and pasta for a warm and filling lunch.
18th Feb, 2016
Delicious, added garlic when roasting a suggested by others
6th Nov, 2015
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.
16th Jun, 2015
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.


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