Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce {Gluten Free}

I have decided to start eating gluten in serious moderation. I don't know that I could give it up completely I love bread to much! But after reading some pretty interesting things about it in a book called the Virgin Diet I have decided to give it a try. My son has two autoimmune disorders and a slew of other health issues no one seems to have an answer for. After a few discussions with his doctor I have decided to eliminate all gluten if possible from his diet. Lets hope he cooperates he is 13. We all know how that goes. This recipe is my first attempt at making anything gluten free. I had never eaten gluten free pasta before. What I think about it; it had a rice like flavor which was not bad at all. It was much lighter than regular pasta. However it did not hold up very well. It broke apart very easily. I will try a different brand next time around. Feel free to use regular pasta with this sauce if gluten free isn't for you. Wish me luck in converting my boy :)

16 ounces gluten free spaghetti, I used Renzi
1 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
1-12 ounce jar of roasted red peppers, drained
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
fresh basil leaves to garnish

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Cook pasta as directed on the package.

While the pasta is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, reduce to medium and cook until the onions are softened and translucent. Stir occasionally. 

Place the cooked onion and garlic, drained red peppers, half-and-half and red pepper flakes in a food processor or blender and purée until smooth.

Return sauce to pan and heat through over moderate heat for about 10 minutes.

Drain the pasta, return to pan, pour sauce over. Stir to coat the pasta with sauce. Serve with torn basil leaves and parmesan cheese.

*shared over at Weekend Potluck, Foodie Friday, Foodtastic Friday, Spotlight Saturday, Strut Your Stuff Saturday, Melt In Your Mouth Mondays


  1. Looks delicious!! Thanks for posting the recipe! :)


  2. Oh my gosh! Love roasted red peppers AND pasta. What a great combo! Thanks for sharing...

  3. That sauce sounds like a nice upgrade from regular old spaghetti sauce!
    A couple of my cousins were diagnosed a little over a year ago with Celiac. As teens they seem to be doing alright with it.

  4. Your sauce is such a great color!! love it and it looks delish! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!