When you have no idea what to prepare for dinner, you can make this easy recipe for Spaghetti with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce that’s ready in under 20 minutes. 🙂 and it’s made with ingredients that you probably already have on your hand.
- 200 g of roasted peppers
- 200 g of spaghetti of your choice
- 1 teaspoon of butter
- 1 clove of garlic
- 3 sprigs of fresh basil
- 1/2 a small onion or one shallot
- parmesan cheese for topping (optional)
- 100 g of vegetable stock
Fill a pot with water and 1/2 a teaspoon of salt and bring it to a boil. When it’s boiling, add the spaghetti and cook them according to the package instructions.
In the meantime, in a pan add the butter and melt it. Saute the onion for 5-6 minutes until translucent and add the garlic. Saute for 2 more minutes stirring constantly. You can, of course, use white onion, but I had some leftover red onion so I used that, or you can even use a shallot.
Add the roasted peppers and stir in the pan for about 2 minutes until the peppers release all their juices.
Add the stock and cook everything on medium heat for 5 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Turn off the heat and let the dish cool for 5 minutes before you blend everything. Blend until you reach the right consistency for you. If it needs more liquid, add some from the spaghetti.
I left the peppers a little chunkier, to have some texture, but you can puree it very smooth. Season again if it’s necessary. Add 2-3 sprigs of basil and the cooked spaghetti.
Serve warm with some freshly grated parmesan on top, if you want.
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