You can make this dish anytime of the year, but it is especially good in the Spring with garden fresh peas and parsley. Simple, yet very tasty!

Rina
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine bell pepper, broth, oregano, salt, and pepper in 2 quart saucepan. Cover. Cook over medium low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bell pepper is tender.

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  • Stir in tomato paste, vinegar, and honey; remove from heat. Puree mixture in a blender or food processor.

  • Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package. Drain.

  • Mix together pasta, red pepper sauce, peas, and parsley.

Nutrition Facts

94.6 calories; 4.2 g protein; 18.5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 186.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2008
I really liked this recipe but made a few changes to make it a main course instead of a side dish. I used brown rice penne pasta (delicious and healthy) instead of bow-tie. I didn't have any peas but wish that I did. Also I only had the little sweet peppers that you ca buy at Costco (red yellow and orange) and thought they were a great substitute for just red bell peppers. Added crushed red pepper 1/8 tsp. and 2 cloves minced garlic to the sauce just to give it a little extra kick. Then I baked some chicken brushing it very lightly with EVOO salt pepper basil and a little minced garlic. YUM!! I served this up layered--pasta chicken and smothered with the sauce. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/15/2010
I thought this was very bland. Read More
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64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2008
I really liked this recipe but made a few changes to make it a main course instead of a side dish. I used brown rice penne pasta (delicious and healthy) instead of bow-tie. I didn't have any peas but wish that I did. Also I only had the little sweet peppers that you ca buy at Costco (red yellow and orange) and thought they were a great substitute for just red bell peppers. Added crushed red pepper 1/8 tsp. and 2 cloves minced garlic to the sauce just to give it a little extra kick. Then I baked some chicken brushing it very lightly with EVOO salt pepper basil and a little minced garlic. YUM!! I served this up layered--pasta chicken and smothered with the sauce. Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2008
I really liked this recipe but made a few changes to make it a main course instead of a side dish. I used brown rice penne pasta (delicious and healthy) instead of bow-tie. I didn't have any peas but wish that I did. Also I only had the little sweet peppers that you ca buy at Costco (red yellow and orange) and thought they were a great substitute for just red bell peppers. Added crushed red pepper 1/8 tsp. and 2 cloves minced garlic to the sauce just to give it a little extra kick. Then I baked some chicken brushing it very lightly with EVOO salt pepper basil and a little minced garlic. YUM!! I served this up layered--pasta chicken and smothered with the sauce. Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2003
This was pretty good.It had a sweet taste to it. My husband liked it and it is low fat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2008
I am shocked at how wonderfully tasty and delicious this recipe was. I never would have thought to make a sauce out of bell peppers but this recipe was awesome. What a way to start out my low-call diet! I was afraid I was going to have to eat dull dry flavorless food but making this recipe right out of the gate made me more optimistic. I actually made this again but doubled the recipe to make it a main meal and my whole family really enjoyed it including 2 teens and a toddler as well as my mother who was visiting. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2009
Used a can of white beans instead of the green peas and a handful of fresh spinach instead of parsley. I thought I was going to need to add cornstarch to thicken the sauce but after it had simmered for a few minutes with the cooked pasta and the other ingredients it thickened up on its own nicely. A very healthy but filling main dish and a nice flavor change from pasta sauce made from a tomato base. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2008
This was an awesome change from the regular old spaghetti sauce. I didn't have peas so I skipped on those but I didn't miss them. This would be awesome over steamed veggies too. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2007
My family loved this pasta! The sauce had a nice bite and couldn't be easier to make even though I had to whip out my blender.;) I added chicken breast strips that I brushed with olive oil and fresh minced garlic before baking. This recipe is definitely going in our rotation and next time I will double the sauce and make more pasta so we'll have more leftovers. Thanks for posting the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2003
Easy and good. Portions would be a bit small if this was to serve 6 more like 4 I think. I will add shrimp or chicken to it next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2003
This was awesome & healthy! I added garlic more honey garlic & of course crushed red pepper seeds. I hate peas so omitted them and it was superb! This is definately a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/15/2010
I thought this was very bland. Read More
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