Ok seriously…who does not love pasta? I could not LIVE without it! Ok…maybe that is a little bit of an exaggeration…but..well, no, it isn’t. I could not live without pasta. It is the truth. 🙂
So…I am constantly looking for new, healthy ways to create tasty pasta dishes that aren’t loaded with fat and calories. I will consistently be putting some pasta recipes on here and I will start with one that is quick and easy.
Pasta with creamy yellow pepper sauce
12 oz. cooked pasta, kept warm
1 tblsp. olive oil
2 yellow peppers, sliced
1/4 cup sweet onion sliced
1 cup part skim ricotta
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
fresh parsley for garnish
Heat olive oil in saute pan. Add peppers and onions and saute until soft about 5-6 minutes. Transfer peppers to food processor, add ricotta and parmesan cheese. Puree until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss with warm, cooked pasta and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Enjoy!
KIDS CAN HELP! Slice and extra yellow pepper and let the kids snack on it while you are prepping the food. Have them press the button on the food processor and watch the colors blend.
VEGETARIANS OUT THERE! Well, this one’s for you vegetarians!
NEVER ENOUGH TIME! Slice the peppers and onions early. When it is time, to prep the meal, you can just throw them in the pan and saute!
OTHER FUN ADD INS! Add hot cooked cubed chicken for some protein, or for some extra color and nutrition, throw some frozen peas in the water while the pasta is cooking during the last minute.