Rating: 4 stars
4 Ratings
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The glorious finish to this dish is Burrata--a very soft buffalo milk cheese with a supercreamy center. The name in Italian means "buttered," hinting at the sweet, rich flavor. If you can't find it, substitute ricotta cheese.

Recipe by Cooking Light June 2014

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Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Paige Hicks

Recipe Summary test

hands-on:
29 mins
total:
33 mins
Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat broiler to high.

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente, omitting salt and fat. Drain pasta, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.

  • While pasta cooks, place bell peppers, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil 8 minutes or until blackened. Wrap peppers in foil. Let stand 10 minutes; peel. Set aside half of 1 of each color bell pepper. Puree remaining peppers in a food processor.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add oil to pan; swirl. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes or until fragrant and soft, stirring occasionally. Add reserved 1/4 cup cooking liquid, pureed bell pepper, salt, and black pepper; stir with a whisk. Simmer 5 minutes or until thickened. Add pasta; cook 1 minute, tossing to combine.

  • Thinly slice reserved bell pepper. Place about 1 cup pasta mixture in each of 4 bowls; top each serving with sliced bell peppers, 1 tablespoon basil, and 1 ounce cheese. Serve immediately.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

412 calories; fat 14.2g; saturated fat 5.3g; mono fat 6.9g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 14g; carbohydrates 55g; fiber 6g; cholesterol 20mg; iron 3mg; sodium 442mg; calcium 187mg.
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