roasted red pepper pasta on a white plate

Roasted red pepper pasta

Roasted red pepper pasta

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10 minutes preparation plus 30 minutes cooking
Serves: 4

After the success of our hidden veg pasta sauce, I’ve been experimenting with different pasta sauces that cram lots of vegetables in. It can be difficult to get children to eat vegetables and as much as it’s important to persevere and keep serving them, sometimes it’s good to ‘sneak’ a few extra portions in!

This roasted red pepper pasta sauce is full of yellow, orange and red peppers which gives it a delicious sweet flavour kids will love. And it’s all blended together so there’s no bits in it for fussy eaters to complain about.



What are the fun steps for kids?

This is such as simple recipe so there are only a few steps in it for kids to help with. My kids love using any machine that makes a noise in the kitchen though, so getting the blender out to blitz the sauce at the end was a highlight for them. They’ll also get a chance to practice their knife skills if they are old enough.

Find out about other skills your kids can learn in the kitchen.

Ingredients

1 onion
3 cloves of garlic
3 peppers (red, or orange/yellow)
Approx 115ml (½ cup milk)
2 tbsp cream cheese

How to make roasted red pepper pasta

Preheat the oven to 190C / 180C Fan / 350F

Prepare the vegetables

Get your kids to help you peel and chop the onion and peppers. Little kids should be able to peel the onion for you while older children can de-seed the peppers and help cut them into larger chunks.

Roast the peppers

Arrange the vegetables on a baking tray and drizzle with oil. Pop them in the oven and roast them for around 30 minutes until they are cooked through and soft.

peppers arrange on a baking tray roasted red, orange and yellow peppers on a baking tray

Make the roasted red pepper pasta sauce

Remove the roasted peppers from the oven and pop them in a blender or if you’ve got a hand/stick blender put them in a saucepan. Blitz the vegetables until they are smooth.

To thin the sauce, add the milk. Don’t add it add it all at once: add some, get your kids to stir it through, and add some more until you have the right consistency.

If you want to make the sauce extra smooth and creamy, add two tablespoons of cream cheese.

Stir it through and serve with pasta. Enjoy.

roasted red pepper pasta sauce on a white plate

 

Roasted red pepper pasta

This tasty roasted red pepper pasta is a perfect mid week meal. Crammed full of vegetables it's nice enough for even fussy eaters to eat without complaint!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: British, Italian
Keyword: dinner, pasta, vegetarian
Servings: 4
Author: cookingwithmykids

Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 peppers red, orange or yellow
  • Approx 115ml ½ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 190C / 180C Fan / 350F

Prepare the vegetables

  • Peel and chop the onion and peppers into chunks

Roast the peppers

  • Arrange the vegetables on a baking tray and drizzle with oil. Pop them in the oven and roast them for around 30 minutes until they are cooked through and soft.

Make the roasted red pepper pasta sauce

  • Remove the roasted peppers from the oven and pop them in a blender or if you've got a hand/stick blender put them in a saucepan. Blitz the vegetables until they are smooth.
  • To thin the sauce, add the milk. Don't add it add it all at once: add some, stir it through, and add some more until you have the right consistency.
  • If you want to make the sauce extra smooth and creamy, add two tablespoons of cream cheese.
  • Stir it through and serve with pasta. Enjoy.

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