Penne with Red Pepper Sauce and Broccoli Recipe

Looking for an easy Penne with Red Pepper Sauce and Broccoli recipe? Learn how to make Penne with Red Pepper Sauce and Broccoli using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by reganmurphy

Makes 8 servings



Sauteed red bell peppers and onions are pureed with almonds, for texture, and balsamic vinegar, which brings out the sweetness in the peppers.

Recipe Ingredients for Penne with Red Pepper Sauce and Broccoli

4 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cup onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup whole almonds
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp cayenne
4 cups brocolli
1 lb dried penne pasta
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup basil leaves cut into thin strips

Recipe Directions for Penne with Red Pepper Sauce and Broccoli

  1. Heat 2 tbsp of the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the onions, and saute them for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they soften. Lower the heat a bit and add the garlic and red peppers. Continue to cook the vegetables, stirring often, for 15 minutes.

  2. In a food processor or blender, chop the almonds fine. Add the pepper-onion mix, the vinegar and the remaining olive oil, and blend all to a puree. Add the salt, black pepper and cayenne and blend briefly to incorporate them.

  3. Arrange a vegetable steamer over water in a saucepan. Bring the water to a boil and add the broccoli. Cover the pan and cook the broccoli over medium heat for 5 minutes or a bit longer, until it is as tender as you like it. Keep warm.

  4. Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water until it is just tender. Drain the pasta and return to the pot. Add the red pepper sauce, the parmesan cheese, the broccoli and the basil. Heat the contents over medium heat until the pasta is very hot. Add more salt and pepper to taste, if necessary. Serve the pasta immediately.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 209.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
332
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.3g
20%
Saturated Fat
2.5g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
47mg
16%
Sodium
465mg
19%
Potassium
489mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
42.5g
14%
Dietary Fiber
4.4g
18%
Sugars
3.6g
Protein
12.6g
Vitamin A 47% Vitamin C 151%
Calcium 14% Iron 17%
* 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 vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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