Roasted Red Pepper Pasta is light and delicious – only 6 points per serving for blue green and purple!
If you follow the purple plan you could use whole wheat pasta and it would be 0 points.
Each serving is about 1 cup, a nice and filling amount.
I make this recipe by roasting my own red peppers but if you’re in a hurry you can buy roasted red peppers. Just make sure they are in water not oil. That way they’re 0 points.
The first thing I did was cut the red peppers (remove the seeds) and added them to a baking sheet with garlic and shallots.
Instead of using olive oil I used olive oil spray which is 0 points for 8 sprays.
I roasted the peppers for 20 minutes then let them cool slightly before peeling off the skin.
While the peppers were roasting I cooked and drained the spaghetti.
Next I added the red peppers, garlic, shallots and some basil to a food processor.
This is the exact food processor I have:
It’s a mini food processor and it works perfect for me, plus it doesn’t take up much space to store.
If you don’t have a food processor you can use a blender or immersion blender.
Once it was nice and smooth I added it to the pan I cooked the pasta in. I turned the heat on low and added two tablespoons of fat free half and half.
After that was stirred together I added the spaghetti in and tossed it together.
You can serve it as is or add more fresh basil or Parmesan cheese.
Yield: 6 servings (each serving is approximately 1 cup – 6 points for blue, green and purple)
- 12 oz. spaghetti
- 3 red peppers
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 small shallot
- Olive oil cooking spray
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 6 basil leaves
- 2 tablespoons fat free half and half
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Cut the red peppers into quarters, removing the seeds and stem. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray and add the peppers, garlic and shallot. (I also cut the shallot into quarters.) Put in the oven for 20 minutes.
While the peppers are cooking bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the spaghetti according to the directions on the box, then drain.
Add the pepper mixture to the pasta pan. Turn the heat on low and add the half and half. Put the pasta in the sauce and toss together.
Here are some more WW friendly recipes using red peppers:
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