Pasta with Pepper Sauce

Making a smooth sauce from grilled peppers allows you to dress this pasta dish simply -- to allow the great flavor of the sauce to shine.
  • 3 grilled red bell peppers, cut into sections
  • 4 T. olive oil
  • 1 T. red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 c. packed fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 16 oz. penne pasta, cooked according to directions and drained
  • 1/4 c. shaved parmesan cheese

In a food processor, pulse the peppers, oil, vinegar and basil leaves until a smooth consistency is obtained. Transfer the mixture to a saucepan and heat until warm. Add the seasonings to taste.

Toss the sauce with the cooked pasta and transfer to individual serving bowls. Sprinkle with cheese and serve immediately.

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
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