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Perfect Pepper Penne Palooza July 11, 2010

Filed under: Pasta — kchrismon @ 4:47 pm

I was in the mood for pasta so I decided to make this. I had never roasted red peppers before, but it was easy! And they’re so yummy. I desperately need a food processor, but I used a mini chopper. It worked just fine.

Ingredients:

3 cloves garlic

1/3 cup pine nuts

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 cup roasted red bell pepper

1 cup basil leaves

½ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. pepper

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 lb. penne pasta

Directions:

Place garlic and pine nuts in a food processor (or chopper).  Pulse until finely chopped.  Add Parmesan, red pepper, basil leaves, salt and pepper.  Pulse until well combined.  With the motor running, add olive oil through the feed tube and process until incorporated.  Set aside.

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain and return to the pot.  Add the pesto to the pasta and stir to combine.  Heat until warmed through.  Serve immediately.

Adapted from Annie’s Eats

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