Linguine with Red Pepper Sauce

Linguine with Red Pepper Sauce Photo: Oxmoor House


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 ounces uncooked linguine
  • Fresh basil sprigs (optional)


Heat oil in a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add red bell pepper and garlic; cook, uncovered, 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside, and cool slightly.

Place pepper mixture in a blender; add chopped basil and next 3 ingredients. Process until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides.

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

To serve, top pasta with pepper sauce. Garnish with basil sprigs, if desired.

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 117
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 0.0%
Fat per serving: 1.5g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 3.7g
Carbohydrate per serving: 22.2g
Fiber per serving: 1.7g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 0.0mg
Sodium per serving: 51mg
Calcium per serving: 0.0mg

Good to Know

Bell peppers are the best source of vitamin C. Served as a sauce is a great way to get servings of vegetables, vitamin C, and fiber. Serve of ver whole-wheat linguini for a heart-healthy alternative.
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