Pasta with Creamy Roasted Pepper and Tomato Sauce

This pasta dish is a very nice meal. It is quick and simple to make and I usually have all of the ingredients in my pantry. You can be creative and add shredded chicken or shrimp to the dish, if you prefer.

I love the combination of tomatoes and roasted peppers. Don’t you?

If you are looking for a simple and tasty weeknight meal, make this delicious Pasta with Creamy Roasted Peppers and Tomatoes, with a salad on the side. Your family is going to love it!

Buen Provecho!



(4-6 servings)

  • 1 pound dried shells or favorite pasta
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1(28oz) can tomato sauce
  • 2 roasted red bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • Pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese


Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter with the olive oil. Add the onions, garlic and thyme and sauté until softened, about 3 minutes.

Place the tomato sauce, roated peppers, chicken or vegetable broth in the blender and blend until smooth.

Add the tomato mixture to the sauce pan and cook, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the heavy cream, oregano, parmesan cheese and cook for about 5 minutes more. Stir and add red pepper flakes.

Meanwhile, add 2 tbs. salt and the pasta to the boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, until al dente, according to the package instructions.

Drain the pasta and add to the sauce. Warm briefly over low heat to blend the flavors and serve.

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  1. says

    I love to mix my tomato sauce with cream, just like in this recipe. I love the pink color of the sauce and agree that this would be a fabulous meal, with a salad or even without:D

  2. says

    i don’t eat very much pasta, but if it were all adorned with a sauce as appetizing as this one, i’d be eating a lot more! cream! roasted reds! tasty herbs! great recipe, erica. :)

  3. says

    Yes, Erica, I love roasted red peppers! And the heavy cream is a nice addition. My daughter would like some chicken with hers, but I’d like it just like this!

  4. says

    Great combination of flavors! Don’t you just love the recipes that you can go to when you know you usually have all the ingredients on hand? This looks wonderful!

  5. says

    It looks delicious and the picture is really beautiful.

    Erica I had sent you and e-mail asking a few questions re: colombia
    did you get it

  6. says

    Roasted peppers and tomatoes? Yes, I love that combination. But cream too! I want to marry this dish (if I wasn’t already married!).

    • Erica says

      Tina- This is not a Colombian dish, but the translation is Pasta con Salsa de Pimentones asados y Tomate.

  7. says

    I made your sauce this morning and like it very much. Its easy, makes a good quantity and the taste is smooth! Not too overpowering, nice and subtle. Having looked at many similar recipes, I settled on yours and will keep it around for the future. Thanks from Canada.

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