Pasta with Creamy Roasted Pepper and Tomato Sauce

by Erica Dinho on March 23, 2010

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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{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Luigi March 23, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Looks lovely, I would gladly eat that. :)


2 Kim March 23, 2010 at 12:37 PM

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


3 Sarah Naveen March 23, 2010 at 1:37 PM

That looks so good..Yummy yumm!!!


4 5 Star Foodie March 23, 2010 at 3:46 PM

The sauce sounds incredible and I love the pretty color of this dish!


5 Erica March 23, 2010 at 3:56 PM

Thank you everyone for taking the time to visit my blog!


6 Baking is my Zen March 23, 2010 at 3:58 PM

I CAN eat pasta every day. That’s how much I love it. But, I don’t.
This looks fantastic!


7 Rachana Kothari March 23, 2010 at 4:19 PM

The pasta looks so delicious:)


8 Juliana March 23, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Wow, nice pasta dish, not only looks nice must taste delicious :-)


9 rebecca subbiah March 23, 2010 at 5:59 PM

looks delicious and roasted veggies have so much flavor


10 Simply Life March 23, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Oh I love that bright color!


11 grace March 23, 2010 at 6:16 PM

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. :)


12 Erica March 23, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Thank you guys :)


13 Anh March 23, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Delicious! I make similar dish very often, too!


14 Barbara March 23, 2010 at 6:47 PM

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!


15 Lyndsey March 23, 2010 at 7:46 PM

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!


16 Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog March 23, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Nothing better than a pasta with a yummy sauce like this one with roasted peppers so delicious :)




17 Michelle March 23, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Nothing better to me then roasted red sweet peppers! I even like just looking at them at the market!

Wonderful sounding recipe!


18 Erica March 23, 2010 at 11:24 PM

Thank you everyone!


19 tasteofbeirut March 24, 2010 at 12:35 AM

That pasta dish looks so delicious and so easy I am keeping it in mind for my next pasta-fest!


20 DebinHawaii March 24, 2010 at 3:34 AM

It looks delicious! I love the bright color of the pasta in this dish. Great job!


21 March 24, 2010 at 7:15 AM

I’m always on the lookout for easy but tasty midweek meals. The kids love pasta, so this dish sounds absolutely perfect (plus it’s pretty healthy too..bonus!) Thanks heaps :)


22 Oysterculture March 24, 2010 at 9:19 AM

This sounds like the perfect tasty dish to finish off a busy day!


23 Norma March 24, 2010 at 10:22 AM

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


24 Erica March 24, 2010 at 10:32 AM

Norma- I will e-mail you soon :)


25 Erica March 24, 2010 at 1:49 PM

Thank you all :)


26 Faith March 24, 2010 at 1:58 PM

This pasta is such a lovely color! You’re right, tomatoes and peppers are a delicious combination!


27 Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes March 24, 2010 at 4:05 PM

Oh this pasta looks fabulous! Just the way I like it!


28 Chris March 24, 2010 at 10:20 PM

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


29 Anonymous March 25, 2010 at 1:27 PM

Extremely flavorful and very easy to make with a few simple to find ingredients.We loved it!


30 Tina April 4, 2010 at 6:03 PM

the aroma is simply delicious. what is the colombian name for this dish?


31 Erica April 4, 2010 at 7:21 PM

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


32 Chen(Picnicideas April 23, 2010 at 3:29 PM

Hi :-)
First time in your blog and i loved it.
Thanks for the wonderful recipe.


33 Salma April 20, 2012 at 12:50 PM

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.


34 Erica April 20, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Salma- Thank you for your feedback!


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