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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12th Jul, 2012
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!
9th Mar, 2015
I felt the sauce was really sweet on it's own but I didn't balsamic vinegar.
1st Jul, 2012
Everyone loved it. Added tuna for one, vegetables for another and left the rest plain. Easy to make and empty plates afterwards. Perfect.
15th May, 2012
So simple and delicious ! I added garlic & chilli and had it with pasta & chicken, excellent.
10th May, 2012
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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13th Mar, 2012
So easy to make, just added some salt and pepper to the sauce. This is a really quick, easy and tasty sauce; will defo make again.
15th Oct, 2011
Good tomato-based sauce. The sweetness of the roasted peppers and onion prevented the often bitter tomato. I added garlic during the roasting and a splash of balsamic near the end.
30th Sep, 2011
fab mid week meal. really tasty and added some chilli flakes for a little kick.
16th Sep, 2011
this pasta was so yummy in ma big tummy tickling the eold taste buds
26th Jul, 2011
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