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Make it Tonight: Cheesy Roasted Pepper Penne Recipe

Make it Tonight: Cheesy Roasted Pepper Penne Recipe

Ready in 35 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves 4


  • 500g penne
  • 4 peppers (an assortment of red, yellow and orange)
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus 1 Tbsp
  • salt
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • pat of butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • big handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped

1.  Preheat oven to 400 and prepare a baking sheet with non-stick spray.

2. Dice peppers into bite-sized pieces and slice shallots into strips. Toss with 1 Tbsp of olive oil and salt. Roast until tender and browned, about 15 to 20 minutes.

3. In a big pot of salted water, prepare pasta according to package directions. Before draining, reserve 1/4 cup of pasta water.

4. Place drained pasta back into the pot over no heat. Stir in reserved water, about 1/4 cup oil and pat of butter. Using a micro plane, grate garlic into pasta.

5. Stir in the roasted peppers and cheese. Stir in basil and then sprinkle the top with a bit more cheese, serve and enjoy.

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