3.04.2014

Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo Pasta

Creamy. Delicious. Flavorful.

My friend Chelsea and I were having a girls night and we wanted to cook a fun dinner along with the fun butters we were making (she was making an apple bourbon butter and I made a pumpkin butter, both wonderful). Chelsea, an avid foodie and amazing cook herself, found this recipe and wanted to try it. So we went shopping together, bought all the ingredients, pulled out canning supplies out, and spent the whole afternoon/evening in the kitchen among good food and wine! Don't you just love nights like that?!

I have to say that this dish did not disappoint. It was very simple to pull together and the flavors were fantastic! I am a goat cheese lover and it adds just the right amount of tangy to the sweet roasted red peppers. The dish is actually much creamier than it looks in the picture however we had to let it sit as someone else came over just as we were about to eat (the nerve of some people). If you are tired of the same old red sauce and need to "kick it up a notch", definitely give this a try! 

Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo Pasta
Source: Damn Delicious via Pinterest

Ingredients:
12 ounces linguine (I used a full pound)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish
1 (12-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
 
Directions:
1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
 
2. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in milk, heavy cream, goat cheese and Parmesan until cheeses has melted, about 1-2 minutes.
 
3. Add red peppers and puree with an immersion blender. Stir in pasta and gently toss to combine; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
 
4. Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan, if desired.

2 comments:

  1. You make a lot of different recipes with pasta prepare so very fast and simple
    Chef Education

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    1. Thank you! Pasta and quick and simple are staples in my house!

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