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


  • 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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5th May, 2015
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....
23rd Jul, 2014
A really delicious, simple recipe. I used four red peppers and passata with added basil.
7th Jul, 2013
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.
13th May, 2013
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.
27th Apr, 2013
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!
11th Apr, 2013
Delicious, versatile and easy to make. I loved it.
12th Nov, 2012
Fantastic. Added lots of garlic and basil to mine, lovely with a big bowl of pasta
anita n
29th Oct, 2012
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.
7th Oct, 2012
Very nice! I added garlic and two heaped teaspoons of smoked paprika. Nom!
22nd Sep, 2012
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 :)


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