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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28th Feb, 2011
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.
17th Feb, 2011
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!!
20th Jan, 2011
Very good and so easy to make.
19th Jan, 2011
This really is a special sauce- perfect for my stuffed chicken topping!
Frantic Flapjack
12th Jan, 2011
Far superior to pasta sauce in jars and only 5 ingredients! Also freezes beautifully.
1st Jan, 2011
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.
13th Dec, 2010
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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16th Aug, 2010
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.
19th Apr, 2010
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 Pizza etc :)
1st Apr, 2010
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.


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