Roasted Red Pepper Rigatoni



This Roasted Red Pepper Rigatoni is an easy-to-make, flavorful pasta dish that is going to knock your socks off! Made with a handful of ingredients and comes together in under 20 minutes. Creamy, savory-sweet red bell pepper sauce garnished with basil and parmesan cheese.

INGREDIENTS:
  • 12 oz rigatoni pasta, (or pasta of choice)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic, (approximately 3-4 cloves)
  • 3 shallots, (thinly sliced (or 1/2 medium yellow onion))
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup half-and-half, (or sub with milk of choice or heavy cream)
  • 4 oz cream cheese, (softened to room temp and cubed)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 12 oz jar of roasted red peppers (in water), (drained and rinsed)
Garnishment:
  • fresh or dried basil
  • grated parmesan cheese
INSTRUCTION:
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, cook pasta according to the instructions on the package (each pasta varies). Drain well and return to pot.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat. One melted, add the sliced shallots and cook until translucent; 2-3 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook 1 minute.
  3. Pour in half-and-half and stir to loosen any onions or garlic. Add the parmesan cheese and cream cheese. Stir frequently for 2-3 minutes, or until cream cheese has melted. Add the roasted red peppers to warm.

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