Sweet pepper pasta

Sweet pepper pasta

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4

A sweet pepper pasta dish that's ready in 20 minutes - an ideal veggie supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal375
  • fat42g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs77g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre6g
  • protein13g
  • salt0g
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  • 350g trompetti or fusilli pasta



    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • 2 tsp olive oil
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    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • large onion, roughly chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 plump garlic cloves, crushed
  • 375g pickled cherry peppers or sliced peppers from a jar
  • 85g packet rocket or watercress, roughly torn



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…


  1. Cook the pasta according to pack instructions.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pan, then fry the onion over a medium-high heat for 5-6 mins, stirring occasionally, until golden and softened. Stir in the garlic and cook for a further 2-3 mins. Drain the peppers, reserving their juice, then stir into the onion. Cook for 2-3 mins to heat through. Blitz the mixture in a food processor, with 75ml/2½fl oz reserved juice from the peppers and 75ml/2½fl oz cooking liquid from the pasta, to make a chunky sauce.

  3. Drain the pasta and return it to the pan. Add the pepper mixture, then season to taste. Toss with the rocket or watercress while still hot, so it just begins to wilt, then serve.

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3rd Sep, 2015
Beautiful. Will definitely be making this again. We didn't use the rocket/watercress, but that's because we just don't like it. Very sweet but spicy. Think I'll make extra sauce next time just to freeze and pull out when needed. So quick
Bobbie J
28th Oct, 2013
An amazing and simple pasta dish and that taste from the Peppadew Peppers is so good. Pizza Express use lots of Peppadew on the topping of their Polo ad Astra pizza for anyone thats interested
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