Roasted Red Pepper Walnut Pasta Sauce Recipe

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If you’re looking to add some flavor and texture to your next pasta dish, look no further than this delicious Roasted Red Pepper Walnut Pasta Sauce recipe!

Not only is this pasta sauce easy to whip up in under 30 minutes, but it’s packed with tons of flavor too.

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Red Pepper Walnut Pasta Sauce

If you’re bored of the same old pasta sauces, why not try this creamy red pepper walnut pasta sauce?

This easy recipe combines the smoky sweetness of roasted red peppers with the earthy crunch of walnuts, as well as tomato paste, coconut milk, garlic, and basil.

The sauce comes together in just minutes using a high-speed blender making it perfect for busy weeknights.

The velvety sauce that will tantalize your taste buds is ideal for plant-based eaters and those looking for a dairy-free pasta sauce.

Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Sauce for Pasta
Ingredients for Red Pepper Walnut Pasta Sauce - roasted red peppers, garlic, lime, basil, walnuts, and farfalle pasta.

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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Ingredients Needed For Red Pepper Walnut Pasta Sauce

  • Fresh ProduceGarlic, Basil
  • PantrySea Salt, Black Pepper
  • PastaA hearty pasta such as farfalle (bowtie), penne, fettuccine, and fusilli, will stand up well to the thick and delicious roasted pepper sauce created in this recipe.
  • Roasted Red Pepperswe used a jar of peppers for ease and speed, but if you wish to roast your own peppers, you can, of course, do so!
  • Walnutsto go in the pasta sauce and garnish.
  • Tomato Pastealso known as Tomato Purée.
  • Canned Coconut Milk

The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found on the recipe card at the end of this post.


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Roasted Red Pepper Walnut Pasta Sauce Recipe

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How Do I Make Red Pepper Walnut Pasta Sauce?

The printable recipe card with the full ingredients list and instructions can be found at the end of this post.

Step 1 – Cook Pasta: Bring a large saucepan of generously salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to the package directions.

Step 2 – Prepare Sauce: While the pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce.

Place the roasted red peppers, toasted walnuts, tomato paste, coconut milk, garlic, and half a cup of pasta cooking water into a high-speed blender.

Blend until smooth and creamy, then season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3 – Finish Dish: When the pasta has finished cooking, drain and return to the saucepan. Pour the red pepper sauce over the pasta and stir to coat evenly.

Divide pasta among 4 serving plates. Top each with fresh basil and walnuts. Enjoy!

Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Pasta Sauce

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Storing Leftovers & Freezing

  • Storing Leftovers:
    • Cool and transfer to an airtight container, and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
    • Not suitable for freezing.

Printable Red Pepper Walnut Pasta Sauce Recipe Card

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Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Pasta Sauce Recipe

Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Walnut Sauce

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Experience a culinary delight with this vibrant and velvety Roasted Red Pepper Walnut Sauce, where smoky roasted peppers and walnuts blend harmoniously for a sauce that's both indulgent and satisfying.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz (350g) dry pasta of choice
  • 1 (15-oz/400g) jar of roasted red peppers, drained
  • ½ cup toasted walnuts + extra for garnish
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste (puree)
  • ½ cup canned coconut milk
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a large saucepan of generously salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to the package directions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce. Place the roasted red peppers, toasted walnuts, tomato paste, coconut milk, garlic, and half a cup of pasta cooking water into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. When the pasta has finished cooking, drain and return to the saucepan. Pour the red pepper sauce over the pasta and stir to coat evenly. Divide pasta among 4 serving plates. Top each with fresh basil and walnuts. Enjoy!

    Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Pasta Sauce Recipe

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 533Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 249mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 6gSugar: 8gProtein: 16g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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