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Low-Carb Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Gluten Free Keto Low Carb Vegetarian

Recipe by Chef Michele Ragussis

  • Cook Time 40 minutes
  • Serves 2
  • Difficulty Easy

Low-Carb Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Next to tomato sauce, roasted red pepper sauce is one of the most popular pasta toppings out there. It’s classically Mediterranean, delicious, yet a little different. Next time you're craving pasta, try this dish!

If you're looking for a flavorful, creamy red pepper sauce with a slight kick, this dish is for you. What makes this recipe amazing is that you can enjoy it guilt-free thanks to It's Skinny Fettuccine with ZERO net carbs!

Roasted Red Peppers: A Blue Zone Classic

You may have heard the buzz about Blue Zones lately. National Geographic writer and explorer Dan Buettner studied these areas and regions where people average longer and healthier lives. The Mediterranean, particularly Sardinia in Italy and Ikaria in Greece, are Blue Zones.

So, what makes these folks enjoy such longevity? There are many factors, but one of the most significant seems to be diet. In many Blue Zones, eating often aligns around plant-based foods. Similarly, the Mediterranean diet, also touted as one of the healthiest ways to eat, overlaps in some of these Zones.

Even if you’re not on the Mediterranean or Blue Zone plan, you can still benefit from incorporating more foods from these areas into your diet. One big one to consider is red peppers.

Roasted peppers are delicious, sweet, and savory. They're high in vitamins, especially vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber. They're also very low in calories. Roasted red peppers are versatile—delicious in salads, as a topping, and, of course, in pasta dishes.

Red peppers go particularly well with other staple Italian ingredients like olive oil, garlic, herbs, and legumes. The history of roasted red pepper sauce, like many other Italian dishes, ties into the region's rich agricultural and culinary traditions.

Bell peppers, a nightshade like tomatoes and eggplants, arrived in Europe sometime in the 15th or 16th century. Although peppers originated in Central and South America, they came to Italy by way of Spanish and Portuguese Explorers. The fruits (technically, peppers are fruits) quickly became an Italian staple.

Southern Italian cooks, in particular, embraced peppers as the warm climate was ideal for growing these plants. Roasting, a technique long used by Mediterranean chefs, helps bring out the sweetness and depth of flavor in bell peppers.

Italians have a penchant for simple, ingredient-focused dishes (sounds great to us!) and roasted red pepper sauce is a great way to complement pasta, grilled meats, and fish. Some cooks might combine other strong flavors like anchovies and capers into red pepper sauce (but we kept the ingredient list simple in our version).

Whether you're interested in Blue Zone dishes, Mediterranean diets, keto, low-carb, or vegetarian eating, this is a great recipe for you! For a simple, satisfying pasta recipe with a creamy sauce, it covers a lot of bases while still being extremely delicious and filling—the creamy texture of the sauce pairs perfectly with cooked pasta (like It's Skinny).

It’s Skinny: The Pasta Secret to Your Sauce

Now, if you're trying to live healthier on any eating plan, you might assume that the other Italian staple—pasta—is off the menu for good. After all, the typical pasta dish is high in carbs, heavy, and very filling. When you think of carb-loading, you probably think of pasta.

Guess what? It's Skinny Fettuccine lets you have your pasta and eat it, too! You don't have to give up your favorite dishes just because you're trying a healthier lifestyle. It's Skinny noodles have only 9 measly calories per pack. They're plant-based, gluten-free, and have ZERO net carbs. They're perfect for creamy roasted red pepper pasta!

Basically, they're the amazing pasta answer you've been looking for! Best of all? They come in four great styles so that you can remake any and every one of your favorite meals your way.

Want to try them all? You can easily get all the It’s Skinny options when you order a convenient variety pack. We offer It’s Skinny Organic products as well. Enjoy the same delicious shapes with all organic ingredients.

So, what makes It’s Skinny so skinny? You’re probably wondering how pasta can have those ultra-low stats and still taste good (and what about texture). It’s Skinny is made with an ingredient called konjac. You may have heard of shirataki noodles before. Shirataki noodles come from this funny root vegetable.

Unlike some other shirataki, miracle, and vegetable-based noodles, It's Skinny has a great pasta-like texture. It's not rubbery like some shirataki pasta and doesn't have a strong taste that overpowers other ingredients. Unlike zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice, It’s Skinny won’t make your dishes watered down either.

Instead, It's Skinny has cracked the code on perfect pasta taste and texture. It takes on the flavors of surrounding ingredients (like this killer roasted red pepper sauce) and, for all intents and purposes, seems like "traditional pasta" without the guilt or the carbs.

Order It's Skinny today and then explore our database of delicious recipes. You can customize any dish to suit your personal taste and your diet. With It's Skinny, you open up a world of pastabilities.

Making Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Your Own

The kitchen is like one big playground. We love experimenting and making mealtime fun. If you’re new to cooking, you may have some questions. Here are a few tips and insights on customizing this yummy roasted red pepper pasta. It's an easy dinner you can customize to your tastes. 

Can I use any style of It’s Skinny Pasta in this recipe?

Fettuccine noodles are our widest option. They tend to hold the most sauce and make a perfect platform for robust flavors. But all types of It's Skinny Pasta are perfectly adaptable in any of our recipes. Spaghetti is the next obvious choice for this roasted red pepper recipe.

Do you prefer a more delicate noodle? Angel Hair also works well in this dish. No matter your choice, you open the pack of It's Skinny, drain, rinse, and set aside—easy peasy. Add the pasta to your other ingredients at the end of cooking. Once it heats through (in just a couple of minutes), you're ready to enjoy a satisfying bowl of comfort food. There's no waiting for water to boil or pasta to cook to al dente texture. It's Skinny is fast and easy.

What’s the best way to roast red peppers?

Peppers are key ingredients in this red pepper cream sauce. There are several methods for making homemade roasted red peppers. We used the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Be sure to use a non-stick sheet or parchment under the peppers and spray or rub the skin side with a bit of olive oil to get that really nice char.

Are you looking for a quick option? You can roast red peppers in your air fryer, too. Spray or rub them with olive oil and pop them in your air fryer for 10-15 minutes (keep an eye on them). Once the peppers are roasted, removing the peel is easy, but you should give them a few minutes to cool.

Can I add other ingredients to this recipe?

Roasted red pepper sauce goes with all kinds of other ingredients. Add some protein with grilled chicken breast or shrimp. Ramp up your flavors with some additional vegetables or seasonings. Spinach is a natural addition for this delicious pasta sauce. Mushrooms are also a yummy choice.

You can kick up the heat of the red pepper pasta sauce with more chili flakes and cloves of garlic. If you prefer mild sauce, sweet paprika is a good choice. Basil and parsley are our preferred herbs in this recipe, but it’s also nice with thyme or rosemary. Oregano also imparts a classic Italian seasoning flavor to the roasted red pepper pasta.

How to Cook Low-Carb Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Are you ready to make this yummy dish? Once you've roasted your red peppers, the recipe comes together very fast with simple sauce ingredients. It's a beautiful quick dinner that feels extra special even on busy weeknights. Roasted red pepper Fettuccine is sure to become one of your favorite pasta recipes.


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  • Fettuccine | It's Skinny
  • 1 package It's Skinny Fettuccine
  • 2 fresh red bell peppers
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 bunch cherry tomatoes (~8-10 tomatoes)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • For Garnish Fresh basil, chopped
  • To Taste salt & pepper




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