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Romesco Sauce Pasta Recipe (Vegetarian)

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Romesco Sauce Pasta is a bright and fresh recipe made with roasted bell peppers, garlic, olive oil, and parsley tossed with your favorite pasta. This delicious no-cook sauce is simple to make, and this whole recipe comes together in about 20 minutes total!

This easy weeknight Romesco pasta is a healthy plant-based dinner idea the whole family will love. It’s great served with easy homemade garlic knots, and a giant chopped salad for a delicious meal ready in no time.

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If you’ve never tried Romesco sauce before – this is the perfect introduction!  Romesco sauce is a Spanish sauce made with roasted red peppers, and is traditionally served with fish. I made a big batch of this sauce, tasted it, and knew it was begging to be poured onto pasta instead!

This sauce comes together in about 5 minutes in the food processor, make this meal weeknight-friendly. A healthy and flavorful summer pasta sauce can be ready in no time by using jarred roasted red peppers too.

This Romesco Sauce Pasta Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Flavorful
  • Smoky
  • Tangy
  • Delicious
  • Ready in 30 Minutes
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free (if you are using GF pasta)

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Make Romesco Pasta Sauce For a Great Pantry Dinner

This Romesco pasta recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate. 

I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep stocked. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple ingredients in my Amazon shop here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

What’s In Romesco Sauce Pasta?

 

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How Do I Make Spanish Romesco Pasta Sauce?

  1. Cook the Pasta: according to package instructions. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Roast the peppers – you can either use jarred roasted bell peppers, or make your own from scratch.  Place bell peppers on the top rack of your oven, and broil them under the low broiler setting until flesh is charred.  Remove from oven, allow peppers to cool, and remove charred flesh.
  3. Add Ingredients – to a food processor, add the bell peppers, basil, garlic, almonds, chili flakes, and white wine vinegar. Secure the lid, and begin processing over low speed. Open the top of the food processor and stream in the olive oil until the pesto becomes a thick paste. 
  4. Taste, and adjust seasoning as needed. Toss the sauce with the pasta, and heat over low until hot.
  5. Serve with garlic bread, and an extra sprinkle of basil or parsley for garnish.

 

Make Romesco Sauce Pasta Vegan for a Healthy Version

This vegan Romesco Sauce pasta is a simple way to get extra veggies in your diet. I’m all about making recipes plant-based when I can. Vegan cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around vegan pantry staples and swapping in a few plant-based ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family. I made a list of my 125 favorite vegan pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my vegan recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meatless and dairy free meals for your table.

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Romesco Sauce Pasta

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Romesco Sauce Pasta is a bright and fresh recipe made with roasted bell peppers, garlic, olive oil, and parsley tossed with your favorite pasta. This delicious no-cook sauce is simple to make, and this whole recipe comes together in about 20 minutes total!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 366 kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor
  • Large Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 16 ounces pasta use certified Gluten Free if needed
  • 12 ounces roasted red peppers drained
  • 1 cup basil leaves or parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup almonds toasted
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cook the Pasta: according to package instructions. Drain, and set aside.
  • Roast the peppers - you can either use jarred roasted bell peppers, or make your own from scratch.  Place bell peppers on the top rack of your oven, and broil them under the low broiler setting until flesh is charred.  Remove from oven, allow peppers to cool, and remove charred flesh.
  • Add Ingredients - to a food processor, add the bell peppers, basil, garlic, almonds, chili flakes, and white wine vinegar. Secure the lid, and begin processing over low speed. Open the top of the food processor and stream in the olive oil until the pesto becomes a thick paste.
  • Taste, and adjust seasoning as needed. Toss the sauce with the pasta, and heat over low until hot.
  • Serve with garlic bread, and an extra sprinkle of basil or parsley for garnish.

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Nutrition

Calories: 366kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 9gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 588mgPotassium: 236mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 417IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg
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