Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

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Sometimes I forget that not all humans have the taste buds of 1,000 flaming suns like I do.

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I don’t think about others when I’m cooking. I’m an only child, like, it’s not my fault. Call me inconsiderate, I don’t care.

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I slaved away last night making this delicious, homemade sauce. Garrett takes a couple of bites & raves about how tasty it is. THEN. He leans back in his chair, wipes his forehead, & says, “Woah, it’s hot. I need to take a break.”

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A break?! From my dinner?!?!?! I love him to death, but I swear I wanted to throw noodles directly at his face.

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Marriage is compromise yada yada, but I’m not wavering on my meals. So if your tongue is a man, like mine, please enjoy my spectacular sauce.


Time: 40 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 2-3


  • 1 package of pasta
  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 cup of parmesan cheese + more for serving
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. of crushed red pepper
  • 1 tbsp. of honey
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp. of basil, chopped + more for serving
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, drain + set aside
  • Place peppers directly on oven rack, turning every 5-6 minutes for 20-25 minutes
  • Remove from the oven + wipe away black skin with a paper towel
  • In a food processor, combine red peppers + onion + garlic + 2 tbsp. of cheese + S+P
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
  • Add red pepper mix + crushed red pepper to the skillet + bring to a simmer
  • Add broth + honey + another tbsp. of cheese + basil + S+P, bring back to a simmer
  • Add pasta to skillet + remaining cheese, toss
  • Serve hot with more cheese + basil + have a glass of water handy because this ish is WARM

24 thoughts on “Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

  1. Dana Fashina says:

    “A break!? From my dinner!!!?!”
    Because I’m the same damn way, like “what did you just say?”
    Your kitchen rules are basically ‘eat this the way it is or die because you didn’t’ lol

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  2. mlhutchinson says:

    Hey! Thanks for liking my oatmeal chocolate chip cookie post! This sounds really good! My husband isn’t a huge fan of spice either but I don’t think 1Tbs of red pepper flakes will bother him too much…I think he got used to a little spice when I went through a jalapeno phase… lol

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