Very flavorful and spicy. You'll never know it's a healthy dish. You can also add some cut up grilled chicken - wonderful!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • Meanwhile, spray cooking oil in a large skillet and saute red bell peppers, garlic and cayenne pepper over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Stir in sour cream and broth; simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.

  • Toss hot pasta with sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste; serve.

Tips

Please note that the magazine version of this recipe reduces the chicken broth amount an includes fresh basil as a garnish.

Nutrition Facts

475 calories; protein 20.3g 41% DV; carbohydrates 69.3g 22% DV; fat 13.9g 21% DV; cholesterol 36.8mg 12% DV; sodium 403.2mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2007
WOW! this was a huge hit at my house. I took the advice of others and watched the amount of liquid I used so it wouldn't come out too runny. I made a full batch and used only 1/2 c. of chicken broth instead of 3/4 and it turned out perfect. I used the same amount of cayenne as the recipe called for because I can handle spice, but for those who are sensitive I suggest cutting the spice in half or less. I doubled the garlic, added some chopped onions in while sauteeing the peppers, and a couple pinches of dried oregano and basil and it turned out AMAZING! I'll definitely be making this on a regular basis Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/10/2011
This was NOT appreciated by my family. There was way too much parmesan and it was too runny. Not good tasting at all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2007
WOW! this was a huge hit at my house. I took the advice of others and watched the amount of liquid I used so it wouldn't come out too runny. I made a full batch and used only 1/2 c. of chicken broth instead of 3/4 and it turned out perfect. I used the same amount of cayenne as the recipe called for because I can handle spice, but for those who are sensitive I suggest cutting the spice in half or less. I doubled the garlic, added some chopped onions in while sauteeing the peppers, and a couple pinches of dried oregano and basil and it turned out AMAZING! I'll definitely be making this on a regular basis Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2007
This is a very nice recipe. The concerns regarding the watery consistency can be remidied by cooking down (and finishing) the sauce to taste including the cheese BEFORE you add the sour cream. Sour cream does not like to be cooked nor does it reheat well...any sauce that you have added it to will loose most of it's flavor. What was once yummy becomes flat...It is best used and eaten at once. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2006
Great recipe. It's delicious and so easy. I followed the recipe exactly except for adding chicken and little more cayenne. It reminded me of the Penne Rosa you can get at Noodles restaurant. Next time I'll make it more like the penne rosa by adding some fresh tomatoes spinach and mushrooms. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2006
I made this exact but used Fat Free sour cream and whole wheat spaghetti pasta and it was still fantastic. Thanks!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2004
I just got done eating this dish. i added the Cayenne pepper after saute'ing the peppers garlic and onion it toned down the kick alot i also used only a 1/2 tsp of cayenne and 1/2 cup of broth as for the thickness debate on this recipe its all in the simmering =) My GF said it was still too spicy for her so i think i'll use 1/4 tsp of cayenne best thing ive noticed about this dish is its cheap to make cost me less than 10 and took only 20 mins to make. this dish is at least worth a try if you like cayenne pepper red peppers and garlic =) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2007
I also added onions with the peppers and served with grilled chicken. Both added a lot. I also used a tomato basil fettuccine and this was a great compliment to the pasta. Don't use a parmeson and romano blend - I tried that and it did not melt well in the sauce. The parmeson worked great. I will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2007
This was very easy and very good! Something different from the usual red sauce or white sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2011
Really good. I loved how quick and easy this was. I followed the recipe as is with the exception of reducing the amount of cayenne (have small kids). I think next time I will add italian sausage or shrimp. As for the runniness of the sauce - if you let it cool for a bit it thickens right up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2003
I was looking for Johnny Carinos Spicy Chicken Ramono and this is very close. Very easy quick and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/10/2011
This was NOT appreciated by my family. There was way too much parmesan and it was too runny. Not good tasting at all. Read More
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