Quick & Easy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce {Giveaway}

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I’m kind of on a roasted pepper kick.  I’ll try not to overload you with everything roasted red pepper that I’ve been eating lately, but this Roasted Red Pepper Sauce I just had to share!  I’ll be honest, I’m not a make-sauce-from-scratch kind of gal.  Mostly because I like what’s quick.  This sauce is half-way home made and is still super quick– like, ten minutes quick– which is totally doable for me.  

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It’s great with any variety of pasta, but I recently served it with Monterey Gourmet Foods Chicken & Cheese Rigatoni.  Monterey Gourmet Foods has a variety of all natural pasta products to choose from but I played it safe for my kiddos and went with the rigatoni.  They loved it! The Fresh Spinach & Cheese Ravioli is a safe bet too and one my kids also like.  If your kids are a little more adventurous than mine, they have several internationally inspired pasta dishes you can try as well.  I’m certain any of it drenched in this sauce would be amazing. 

The fiery, chunky, roasted red pepper flavor added great depth to the rigatoni.  I’d definitely say it’s a few steps up from your traditional jar of store bought pasta sauce (I know,  because I use it all the time). 

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Owen’s my picky eater and I wasn’t sure he’d try the rigatoni with the roasted red pepper sauce (he thinks everything is spicy). But any time I let him help make dinner he takes much more interest in eating it.  So he helped blend up the sauce and boil the noodles.  His favorite part is dumping the noodles in the water.  He yells “bombs away!” as he does it every single time.  With a big bomb sounding explosion at the end. Such a boy.  

The kid cracks me up. 

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Whip up this sauce and amp up your pasta dishes a little.  And give some of Monterey Gourmet Foods dishes a try.  You can find recipe inspiration on their Facebook page or visit their website to see a list of all of their products! 

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Quick & Easy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
quick and easy, fiery roasted red pepper sauce that goes great with any pasta!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 heaping cup roasted red peppers (juices drained)
  2. 1 can (6 oz) italian style tomato paste
  3. 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  4. 2 tbsp chopped basil
  5. 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  6. 1/4 tsp onion salt
  7. 2 tbsp heavy cream or milk
  8. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place roasted red peppers, tomato paste, and basil in a food processor and process until mostly smooth with small chunks of roasted red peppers. Spoon into a medium sauce pan. Add tomato sauce, basil, garlic, onion salt, heavy cream or milk, and salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat and let simmer for about 6-8 minutes. Serve over favorite pasta.
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  1. Becki @ Bites 'n Brews November 18, 2013

    Pesto is my favorite pasta-topper. I make my own spinach pesto and pour it over everything!

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    • Kristy November 18, 2013

      I love Pesto too Becki!

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  2. Jennifer November 18, 2013

    I would probably do a marinara meat sauce

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  3. Elena November 18, 2013

    I would serve them with a side salad and marinara sauce

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  4. Elena November 18, 2013

    https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/402536081536462848

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  5. Anna C November 18, 2013

    I would love a fresh pesto or a mushroom Marsala sauce.

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  6. Maureen November 18, 2013

    Oh Marinara for sure would be the sauce for me.

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  7. Sandy Headtke November 18, 2013

    In all honesty a jar of alfredo. But to do it right a rich sauce with garlic and cream from scratch

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  8. Mami2jcn November 18, 2013

    I would serve a side salad.

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  9. Mami2jcn November 18, 2013

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/402592975655403520

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  10. Natalie November 18, 2013

    Probably a cream cheese Alfredo sauce … Can’t go wrong with cream cheese!!

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  11. Jessica To November 18, 2013

    I would make a fresh garden salad.

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  12. Pam Gurganus November 18, 2013

    I would pair an Afredo sauce with my Monterey Gourmet Foods dish!

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  13. Pam Gurganus November 18, 2013

    I tweeted! https://twitter.com/PJGurganus/status/402691840597450752

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  14. Nancy A. November 19, 2013

    I would put in a meatloaf, just a little of it! Love meatloaf!!!

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  15. Katie November 19, 2013

    Marinara with sausage.

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  16. Katie November 19, 2013

    https://twitter.com/katiemur80/status/402773288302034944

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  17. Tara November 19, 2013

    I would pair it with my homemade red sauce, yummy….I am def going to try this red pepper sauce , it looks wonderful.

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  18. Nancy November 19, 2013

    a salad!

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  19. Andrea D. November 19, 2013

    I would pair it with a half pesto half tomato sauce.

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  20. stephanie November 19, 2013

    i would make fresh garden salad

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  21. stephanie November 19, 2013

    tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/402797831225761792 .

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  22. courtney b November 19, 2013

    tweet

    https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/402806552249135104

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  23. Trisha November 19, 2013

    I like things to be more on the light side, so homemade pesto is where it’s at!

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  24. Angie November 19, 2013

    Marcella Hazan’s simple tomato sauce would be great with this! (or anything for that matter….)

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  25. Kelly D November 19, 2013

    I would serve a side dish of steamed asparagus.

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  26. Kelly D November 19, 2013

    tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydinpa/status/402818952817946624

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  27. Jessica w November 19, 2013

    I think I would do a cream mushroom sauce with this!

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  28. Jessica w November 19, 2013

    I tweeted too! https://twitter.com/jessrwarfield/status/402822680446906368

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  29. Marie November 19, 2013

    I would make a pesto cream sauce and take a day of from dieting! :)

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  30. amy pugmire November 19, 2013

    I would serve a side of my zucchini surprise. Its shredded zucchini and carrots.

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  31. amy pugmire November 19, 2013

    tweet
    https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/402942080806170624

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  32. Cami November 19, 2013

    When I feel really indulgent I mix together roasted red pepper sauce and alfredo. Totally worth the calories!

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  33. LB November 19, 2013

    I’d serve it with garlic bread!

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  34. Nicole S. November 19, 2013

    A nice garlic red sauce!

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  35. cheryl November 19, 2013

    I love salad and breadsticks with my pasta

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  36. Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming November 19, 2013

    pesto!

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  37. Jamie Smith November 20, 2013

    I love using my homemade alfredo sauce!

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  38. Lisa Brown November 20, 2013

    i would serve them with Hearty Garden Marinara Sauce
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  39. Lisa Brown November 20, 2013

    tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/403245929509040128
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  40. D SCHMIDT November 20, 2013

    I would serve the dish with the Basil Pesto with Almonds & Pine Nuts, a side green salad and some Mediterranean couscous.

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  41. D SCHMIDT November 20, 2013

    Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/403306819432366082

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  42. Erika November 20, 2013

    I’d like to serve the ravioli with a rosa sauce and some breadsticks!

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

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  43. Erin November 20, 2013

    Ravioli sounds delicious with this sauce!

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  44. Jessica w November 21, 2013

    I would make a white wine cream sauce with mushrooms for this

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  45. Jessica w November 21, 2013

    I tweeted as well! https://twitter.com/jessrwarfield/status/403639577946361856

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  46. Dezi A November 21, 2013

    I’d just do some butter and sprinkled Parmesan. My boys would love it like that.

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  47. Christy Spurlock November 21, 2013

    Parmesan Cheese Side Salad and Breadsticks

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  48. Janet November 22, 2013

    A pesto sauce sounds good to me :)

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  49. One Frugal Girl November 22, 2013

    https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/403981499134771200

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  50. One Frugal Girl November 22, 2013

    A healthy green salad. I eat one with almost every dinner.

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  51. Jessie C. November 22, 2013

    I would serve with kale salad.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  52. Jessie C. November 22, 2013

    -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/404106797877039105

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  53. Debbie Bray November 22, 2013

    garlic bread and a big salad

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  54. Nancy Mason November 22, 2013

    I am on a Butternut Squash kick. I would try a butternut squash sauce on this pasta. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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  55. Susan Smith November 23, 2013

    I would serve a fresh garden salad with carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes and croutons.

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  56. Susan Smith November 23, 2013

    https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/404338040480358400

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  57. sharonjo November 23, 2013

    I would serve the Rainbow Five Cheese Tortelloni with a sausage/marinara sauce. Thank you!

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  58. Terry Hutchinson November 25, 2013

    Love Pesto on anything!

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  59. Tina M November 30, 2013

    I would serve them with Creole Potato Salad

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  60. Tina M November 30, 2013

    https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/406950565554298883

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  61. rachel December 4, 2013

    I’d make a chunky vegetable red sauce!

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  62. Margot C December 5, 2013

    I think I might make a sinful cream sauce with Romano and mushrooms.

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  63. Margot C December 5, 2013

    I posted a tweet too: https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/408710872006422529

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  64. Amy Tong December 6, 2013

    yum. I would serve with 3 cheese sauce and a green salad.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  65. Amy Tong December 6, 2013

    tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/408876270470975488

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  66. Kelly Massman December 7, 2013

    I’d pair broccoli with the Rainbow Five Cheese Tortelloni!! thanks for a chance to win! kmassman gmail

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  67. Debbie B December 7, 2013

    i would alfredo sauce

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  68. Analisa M. December 8, 2013

    I love using a creamy tomato sauce for pasta dishes.

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  69. Analisa M. December 8, 2013

    I tweeted https://twitter.com/sevenislucky/status/409741873876848640

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  70. maria cantu December 9, 2013

    A side salad sounds good.

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  71. Madeline December 10, 2013

    I’d serve it with sauteed green beans with pine nuts.

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  72. Madeline December 10, 2013

    Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/410573201832280064

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  73. Ashley H December 14, 2013

    I would serve mixed veggies.

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  74. Kerry December 14, 2013

    I’d love to make the tortelloni with garlic bread and a salad.

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  75. Rebecca Graham December 15, 2013

    I would serve a spinach salad.

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  76. Ava Jarman December 15, 2013

    I would serve a fresh green salad with tomato, bell pepper, celery, cucumber and Italian dressing, tossed and served in cold salad bowls. Also, Garlic bread with fresh butter and garlic spread over it. The sauce would be a light meat sauce I make for most of my pasta dishes and topped with a light dusting of cheese. Can you taste it! Yum.

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  77. Lisa Garner December 15, 2013

    I would serve this with homemade garlic twists and marinara.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  78. Lisa Garner December 15, 2013

    I Tweeted; https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/412423715704426496

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  79. Erica Best December 15, 2013

    i would make a light salad

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  80. Erica Best December 15, 2013

    https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/412451826038882304

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  81. LAMusing December 16, 2013

    A side salad and gooey garlic bread!

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  82. Norma December 16, 2013

    I like a light marinara sauce.

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  83. Betty C December 16, 2013

    I would add my home made marinara sauce along with a big mixed green salad and some garlic cheese bread.

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  84. Betty C December 16, 2013

    Tweet – https://twitter.com/willitara/status/412539329638965250

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  85. angie lilly December 16, 2013

    I would love to try the Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Ravioli with the Basil Pesto with Almonds & Pine Nuts! yum!

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  86. angie lilly December 16, 2013

    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/412591586909114368

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  87. Amanda Sakovitz December 16, 2013

    I would serve salad and rice with it

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  88. Amanda Sakovitz December 16, 2013

    https://twitter.com/aes529/status/412626315905216512

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  89. Thomas Murphy December 16, 2013

    I would serve it with marinara sauce.

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  90. Thomas Murphy December 16, 2013

    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/412694987932172288

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  91. Tabathia B December 16, 2013

    I would serve it with a garden salad

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  92. Tabathia B December 16, 2013

    tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/412723276889464832

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  93. Kerry December 16, 2013

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/412730181988540416

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  94. Mari December 16, 2013

    I’d make a side salad.

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  95. Mari December 16, 2013

    https://twitter.com/LuckyDuckyToo/status/412746885271527425

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  96. I think it would be amazing with pesto and sprinkled with parmesan. Yummmers! I’d also serve it with broccoli. Mmmm. :)

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  97. Jill December 19, 2013

    Shrimp scampi on top of great pasta is always a delight for me.

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