Red Pepper Pasta
Serve this low fat pasta recipe with a crisp green side salad!
To make Vegan, use Vegan Parmesan Cheese

Servings: 4

• 2 - 12 ounce jars, roasted red sweet pepper, drained
• 4 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
• 1 cup water
• 2/3 cup snipped fresh basil
• 1/2 cup tomato paste
• 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
• 8 ounces penne or farfalle pas
ta
• Fresh grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


Sauté garlic in olive oil in non stick skillet over medium - high heat, stirring until light golden brown (about 3 - 4 minutes).

Place 1/2 of drained peppers and 1/2 of garlic in a blender container or food processor bowl. Cover and blend or process until nearly smooth. Add half each of water, basil, tomato paste and vinegar. Cover and blend or process with pulses until basil is just chopped and mixture is nearly smooth. Transfer pepper mixture to a 2 quart saucepan. Repeat with remaining garlic, peppers, water, basil, tomato paste and vinegar. Transfer all to saucepan.

Cook and stir sauce over medium heat until heated through. Serve sauce over hot cooked pasta. Sprinkle with fresh grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

Per Serving: 303 Calories; 3g Fat (8.2% calories from fat); trace Saturated Fat; 10g Protein; 60g Carbohydrate; 8g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 263mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 1/2 Grain (Starch); 3 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

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