My sister-in-law, Alison aka Italian Goddess, made this sweat cream bell pepper pasta sauce for me, with two babies hanging off her hips. It was so good I requested the babies and the sauce recipe. She gave up only the recipe.
Let's begin with the three ravishing bell peppers. Red, orange, and yellow. You can make due with any combination of the three, but the variety gives it something extra special.
Chop into bite-size chunks of goodness
Saute in sauce pan with a little garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper, and 1/4 Cup water. Have giddy girl stir until softened and flavor releases. About 15-20 minutes over low-medium heat.
Mmmm...the smell that fills the air makes the salivating glands spurt with anticipation. Spurt :)
Vitamix or food process for just a few minutes until...
you've got a nice beautiful sauce
Alison added cream, I used milk and it still tasted delicious.
add 1/4 Cup Mozarella chunks. Stir until melted in.
Shall we boil the pasta now, matey?
A few beautiful basil leaves will garnish your pasta nicely. Parmesan cheese adds something extra nice. Crusty bread on the side? Yes, please. Spaghetti is not my first choice for this sauce, but meal planning can be so cumbersome, can't it?
Rigatoni, penne, and corkscrew works beautifully.
Also, this is a fantastic alternative to mac 'n cheese, or it can be blended half and half with the cheese. Your kids will never know...
Bell peppers contain an impressive list of plant nutrients that are known to prevent disease and promote health. Very low in calories and fats, the sweet bell pepper is rich in Vitamins A and C, especially concentrated in the red pepper. The bell pepper also has good B vitamins and minerals, essential for good health.
So let's have it!
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