Sunday, 10 November 2013

Roasted red bell pepper penne pasta recipe |penne paste with tomato red pepper pesto sauce

It was my long time wish to post pasta recipes on

 I  am posting first pasta  recipe on my site i.e Roasted bell pepper sauce penne pasta or penne pasta with  Roasted bell pepper sauce

you can try this with any pasta variety like macaroni,spiral,farfelle ,bowtie,spaghetti etc
It came out great, tasted and smelt so good.

Its very easy to make also why not try your own homemade pasta rather than making readymade pastas ?



penne pasta - 2 .5 cups (you can use any type of pasta like macaroni,spiral,farfelle ,bowtie,spaghetti etc)
Red bell pepper (lal simla mirchi) 1
Red ripe tomato 1
small onion 1 
Brown sugar / white sugar 1 tsp
Mixed Italian seasoning 1 tsp
Crushed red pepper(chilli flakes) 1 tsp
chopped parsley - 2 tsp
fresh chopped basil - 2 tsp
Crushed black pepper 3/4 tsp
Olive oil 3-4 tblsp
Garlic 5-8
10-12 Walnuts
 2-3 tbsp Parmesan cheese(optional)
Salt 1 & 1/4 tsp (Approx.)


Cooking pasta

1.boil about 6 cups of water .once water starts boiling add pich of salt and few drops of olive oil ,now drop pasta and stir properly
2.keep stirring in between ,cook pasta till al dente ( means just done ) for about 10-12 minutes or as per instructions on pasta packet
3.switch off gas drain pasta in a strainer(big galna which you use for soups ) ,reserve half cup of water in which we have cooked pasta for later use .
4. hold strainer under cold water (this will prevent pasta from getting over cooked ) &  drain the excess water completely. now mix 1-2 tsp olive oil in pasta and keep it in a plate

Making red peper pasta sauce

1.Wash and wipe the red bell pepper and tomato and apply oil all over it and roast them on open flame until they are charred completely by turning it to all sides.let it cool and Peel the skin off and chop them roughly.
2.Grind roasted,peeled and chopped bell pepper,tomato with walnuts,parmesan cheese,extra virgin olive oil,half garlic pods,black pepper powder and salt to a smooth puree.

Making red peper penne pasta

1. Heat olive oil in a wide bottomed pan and fry sliced garlic until slight brown and then add chopped onions and fry until they are pink and soft. 

2. add ground red bell pepper tomato puree  and mix well.Add salt,  sugar and the Italian seasoning. Crush between your palm while adding. Add red chilli flakes ,black pepper,chopped parsley,fresh chopped basil.

3. now add pasta and mix properly with sauce .Add 1/4 cup water( used during cooking pasta) if pasta becomes too dry and cook for 2 minutes 

4. now add grated cheese mix well and switch off gas

5.serve hot garnished with fresh chopped parsley and basil & grated cheese .

Add olive oil generously as mentioned.

Can add chopped veggies like carrots,broccoli,mushrooms ,babycorn,coloured capsicums  after step no 1 while Making red peper penne pasta and saute them till crunchy

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