How to Easily Prepare Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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Christina Flores

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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Additional Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 4 large red bell peppers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Steps to Cook:

1. Roast the Red Peppers:

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Place the whole red bell peppers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Roast the peppers for 25-30 minutes, turning occasionally, until the skins are charred and blistered.
  • Remove the peppers from the oven and place them in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let them steam for 10 minutes to make the skins easier to peel.
  • Once cooled, peel the skins off the peppers, remove the seeds and membranes, and chop the roasted red peppers.

2. Make the Sauce:

  • In a large skillet or saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the diced onion and sauté for 5-7 minutes, until the onion is soft and translucent.
  • Add the minced garlic and sauté for an additional minute, until fragrant.
  • Add the chopped roasted red peppers to the skillet and stir to combine.
  • Pour in the heavy cream and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the grated Parmesan cheese, dried basil, dried oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes (if using).
  • Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

3. Serve and Enjoy:

  • The creamy roasted red pepper sauce can be served over pasta, chicken, or used as a dip for bread or vegetables.
  • Store any leftover sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Cook’s Note:

  • For a smoother sauce, you can blend the roasted red peppers, onion, and garlic in a blender or food processor before adding them to the skillet.
  • If the sauce is too thick, you can thin it out with a splash of heavy cream or milk.
  • Feel free to adjust the amount of crushed red pepper flakes to your desired level of spiciness.
  • The sauce can be made in advance and reheated before serving.
  • Garnish the finished dish with fresh basil or parsley for added flavor and visual appeal.

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About Christina Flores

Hi, I am Christina Flores, author of I'm passionate about creating delicious and nutritious recipes to help people lead healthier lives. Join me on this culinary journey as we explore the world of healthy eating together!