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Roasted Red Pepper Pasta in a skillet topped with fresh parsley and fresh grated parmesan cheese

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta is a quick and easy Italian pasta dinner that comes together in only 25 minutes. This creamy, rich, and comforting sauce is a nice change from the classic marinara spaghetti sauce and will be a repeat on your dinner table.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, pasta
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 476 kcal


  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 16 oz. jar roasted red peppers, drained
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3 tsp. lemon juice
  • 12 oz. spaghetti noodles


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook spaghetti noodles until they are al dente.
  • Meanwhile, add butter, chopped onion, and minced garlic to a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until onions are soft.
  • Add cooked onions and drained roasted red peppers to a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth.
  • Pour back into your skillet and keep it at a simmer. Add in heavy cream and stir to combine.
  • Stir in parmesan cheese, paprika, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, sugar, and lemon juice and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain pasta noodles and add them to your pasta sauce. Toss until all noodles are coated. Serve immediately with fresh parsley and parmesan cheese for garnish.


*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline


Calories: 476kcalCarbohydrates: 30.4gProtein: 9.2gFat: 38.6gSaturated Fat: 22.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2.2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 123.7mgSodium: 883mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6.6gCalcium: 180.6mg
Keyword Pasta Carbonara, Roasted Red Pepper Pasta, Roasted Red Peppers
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