Roasted Red Pepper Sauce and Fettuccine in Foil

Lately we’ve been loving roasted red pepper sauce, a simple combination of homemade marinara blended with roasted red peppers creates a dynamic flavor combination, toss it in some pasta and it is hard to resist!

Every couple of weeks or so I make a huge pot of marinara, I buy a 6lb can of San Marzano tomatoes, saute 12 to 15 cloves of chopped garlic in 3/4 cup of olive oil, 5 teaspoons of salt, pepper and lots of basil, sometimes I might add a small onion but most times I don’t.

After it simmers for a good while I let it cool down, pour it into containers and stick it in the freezer for when ever I need it. In this case I held one out to make my roasted red pepper sauce.

I suggest roasting your own peppers, I personally don’t like the flavor of the jarred ones and besides, they’re too watery for this recipe. I put mine which were drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper under the broiler, keep watching them until they’re soft and slightly charred. Peel the skin off and whirl them in your food processor.

Look at that color isn’t it beautiful? Now all you have to do is spoon your already highly flavored marinara into the mix, as much as you want accordingly to your own taste, until you reach the perfect balance of pepper verses tomato. The more pepper flavor the better, that’s what you’re aiming for here.
My al’ dente cooked fettuccine was then tossed with that luscious roasted red pepper sauce, pre roasted eggplant, cherry tomatoes, zucchini and artichokes, I added in some olives, lots of basil and parsley.

For a rustic presentation I placed it into individual foil packets and top it with a few pieces of fresh mozzarella, seal it tight and put it in a 350F oven for 15 minutes until cheese gets gooey and heated through.
So Good!

Buon Appetito!
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  1. What an interesting metod with the foil.Up to now I only used foil to prepare fish;))Looks so good;)

  2. What I love about your recipes is that they really are simple. You use quality ingredients. I always am inspired when I see what you can whip up. This is a perfect vegetarian meal, and I would imagine pretty tasty, too.

  3. Peppers of all shapes and sizes are overflowing from the markets right now.

  4. I’ve made both roasted red pepper (for Mexican) and tomato (for Italian) sauce but never combined them – but I will now – great idea and your pasta dish made me want some here at 7am.

  5. I’m glad you showed that you cut the red peppers in half to roast them. I’m always turning my peppers, chiles, etc. and it’s a pain – duh – why didn’t I just cut them in half!! Thanks!

  6. Yum! I love all the roasted veggies….my favorite! I will miss all the summer garden vegetables and herbs……:<

  7. It’s really nice the taste of the roasted red bell pepper. So that sauce must be incredible.

    Greetings from Chile

  8. We’re on the same wave length – I just made a red pepper sauce for dinner last night with some ricotta gnocchi. I never thought to combine the red pepper sauce with the tomato sauce. I like the way you make your marinara sauce without the meat. I never think to do it that way – always going through the exercise of a ragu with meatballs, other meats, etc. But many times all I need is a simple marinara sauce, as you’ve shown. You always have great ideas marie.

  9. Delicious, and a fantastic presentation! And no extra dishes to wash, love that. XO

  10. this looks perfect for a sunday brunch. i absolutely love your blog (even emailed the link to Oprah :P)… i was wondering what canned brand of san marzano tomatoes you use. i really love the simple marinara recipe and can’t wait to try it. 😀

  11. Oh my goodness! You had me at roasted peppers! I have a question for you, rather important: how am I supposed to work full-time, take care of my family, blog AND make every single recipe you post????!!!!!! 😉

    I can imagine how truly wonderful all these flavors taste together. And, I think I’m going to follow your lead and start making bigger batches of sauce for those busy weeknights. Lovely post once again!

  12. I just finished making a big batch of tomato sauce . . . . lucky I held one package out before freezing so I can make this. Love the foil packet idea!

  13. Roasted a bunch of peppers last night. I’m not a fan of the ones in the jar either. I love the foil presentation…great idea.

  14. Love the idea of the foil packets. This looks like the perfect dinner. Yum!!!

  15. Fun idea with the foil packets…I like my food gift-wrapped!

  16. This looks so delicious,this would be so wonderful to have in this cool weather out by the fire,and I am sure with the foil packets, these could be prepared right over the fire.As always you have completely inspired me,thanks for sharing

  17. I’m bookmarking this one, Marie! Holy cow, it looks great!

  18. Simply delicioso, Marie! And what a pretty color.

  19. Now that I’ve read two variations of roasted red pepper sauce (yours and Linda’s – I can see it in my future.) I have never mixed it with marinara – what a grand idea. I love the tin foil prep – with the result being melty cheese to entice.

  20. I made this today and it is absolutely delicious!!! Thank you sharing such a wonderful veggie friendly dish.