Pasta with Tomato & Red Pepper Sauce Recipe

Looking for an easy Pasta with tomato & red pepper sauce recipe? Learn how to make Pasta with tomato & red pepper sauce using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by krisje

Makes 2 servings



Rich sauce made with tomatoes, red pepper, olive oil and Italian seasonings

Recipe Ingredients for Pasta with tomato & red pepper sauce

1/2 red onion, chopped
1 red pepper (capsicum), chopped
1/2 carrot, chopped
1/2 celery stalk, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
400 g canned tomatoes
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
120 g dried pasta (fusilli works well)
2 cups broccoli florets
150 g canned tuna in water, drained and broken into chunks

Recipe Directions for Pasta with tomato & red pepper sauce

  1. COMBINE all ingredients, except the pasta, broccoli and tuna, in a large saucepan.

  2. BRING to the boil, reduce the heat to medium and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, then uncovered for 10 minutes.

  3. WHILE the sauce is cooking, cook the pasta, adding the broccoli to the pot for the last five minutes of cooking time.

  4. TRANSFER the tomato and red pepper sauce to a food processor or blender and process until smooth.

  5. DRAIN the pasta and broccoli.

  6. POUR the sauce into the bottom of the pasta cooking pot, mix in the tuna, return the pasta and broccoli to the pot and toss everything together until thoroughly combined.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 552.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
497
Calories from Fat
163
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.1g
28%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
1273mg
53%
Potassium
1287mg
37%
Total Carbohydrates
55.7g
19%
Dietary Fiber
7.2g
29%
Sugars
11.3g
Protein
30.1g
Vitamin A 134% Vitamin C 307%
Calcium 11% Iron 26%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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