10-Minute Creamy Red Bell Pepper Sauce

Ryan Shepard - The Upside Blog


Tomato sauce is great, but this creamy red bell pepper sauce will elevate your favorite pasta or homemade pizza dish to the next level. This recipe is a quick one – should take around 10 minutes to prepare for a quick week-night meal. Feel free to use store-bought roasted bell peppers, or prepare them fresh (directions for both included). Blend all the ingredients together, pour over your favorite type of pasta, garnish with fresh herbs and serve!

Rigatoni Pasta with Homemade Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce on Plate

Rigatoni Pasta with Homemade Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce on Plate
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10-Minute Creamy Red Bell Pepper Sauce

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 155 kcal



  1. If using fresh bell peppers, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Roast bell peppers until skin is completely blackened. Transfer roasted bell peppers to bowl with lid to trap in heat. Once cool, remove skin and seeds. If using store-bought roasted bell peppers, start with step two.
  2. In blender, combine all ingredients (except the pasta) and blend until sauce is smooth. Tip: Add more pasta water to thin sauce if needed.
  3. Pour sauce over hot pasta and cook over medium heat until sauce slightly thickens, about 2 minutes.
  4. Garnish with extra basil and plant-based “parmesan” to serve.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
10-Minute Creamy Red Bell Pepper Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 2717mg113%
Potassium 556mg16%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1436IU29%
Vitamin C 61mg74%
Calcium 374mg37%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.