Yield
6 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

The natural sweetness of red bell peppers, balsamic vinegar, and fresh basil adds flair to the thick, rich sauce that tops this pasta. We liked this recipe so much that as soon as we tasted it, we jotted it down to slip into our own files.

How to Make It

Step 1

Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray; add oil. Place over medium heat until hot. Add red bell pepper and garlic; cook, uncovered, 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside, and cool slightly.

Step 2

Place pepper mixture in container of an electric blender or food processor; add chopped basil and next 3 ingredients. Cover and process until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides. For each serving, top 1 cup pasta with 1/4 cup pepper sauce. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

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