The Best Easy Roasted Red Pepper Marinara Sauce Recipe

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The Best Easy Roasted Red Pepper Marinara Sauce Recipe – delicious roasted red pepper marinara sauce that is perfect for spaghetti, linguine, and with all kinds of delicious pastas! 

roasted red pepper sauce on linguine

This roasted red pepper marinara recipe is a delicious, easy, and stunningly delicious vegan pasta sauce that is perfect for a comforting, hearty dinner the whole family will love.

While I’m serving this red pepper marinara simply over linguine, it is absolutely delicious with chicken, beef, pork, seafood, and vegetables. It is a truly versatile red pepper pasta sauce recipe that you can add your favorite ingredients into for a knockout dinner.

I love this sauce just poured over chicken or fish to bake them in – or simply over pastas (it really tastes great over zucchini pasta/zoodles for a keto vegan pasta dinner that is packed with flavor and nutrients.)

Just take me to the best easy roasted red pepper marinara sauce already!

If you’d like to get straight to the recipe, and skip my helpful tips and tricks, please scroll to the bottom of the post where you will find the easy printable recipe (just above the comments.)

I get a lot of questions so I try to add lots of helpful information into my posts, so you can get the best results every time.

roasted red pepper sauce on linguine

To Make The Best Easy Roasted Red Pepper Marinara Sauce Recipe You’ll Need:

  • Whole peeled tomatoes
  • Tomato paste
  • Salt
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Sugar
  • Fresh Basil
  • Parsley
  • Olive oil
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Roasted red bell peppers
  • Pasta of choice
roasted red pepper sauce on linguine

Tips to Perfect Red Pepper Marinara Linguine

  • Cook pasta to al dente. I like to use Linguine.
  • When boiling pasta, save 1/2 cup of the water the pasta cooks in, and add it to the sauce before serving.
    • This tip sounds really weird – but adding pasta water to sauce helps the sauce emulsify, making the sauce stick to the pasta better and bringing all that delicious red pepper sauce flavor to perfection in every bite.
  • Swap ingredients for what you prefer.
    • This recipe has a ton of roasted red pepper flavor – but is also meant to work well with lots of other flavors and ingredients. Replace things you don’t like with something you do – mix in a little of something else you have on hand, feel free to add and make this recipe your own!
roasted red pepper sauce on linguine

What to Serve With The Best Easy Roasted Red Pepper Marinara Sauce Recipe:

This roasted red pepper marinara sauce recipe comes together perfectly – and is great with all sorts of meats, vegetables, and seafood!

For some of my favorites, find below:

  • Add grilled Chicken
  • Add sautéed shrimp
  • Add roasted eggplant, broccoli, or asparagus
  • Serve over zucchini noodles with diced chicken breasts and mushrooms.
  • Spoon roasted red pepper sauce over rice, quinoa, or into risotto!
roasted red pepper sauce on linguine.

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The Best Roasted Red Pepper Marinara Sauce Recipe

The Best Easy Roasted Red Pepper Marinara Sauce Recipe – delicious roasted red pepper marinara sauce that is perfect for spaghetti, linguine, and with all kinds of delicious pastas! 
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian/American
Keyword easy marinara sauce, red pepper marinara, roasted red pepper marinara
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 237kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 2 28 ounce cans whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 can/6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ cup fresh basil chopped
  • ¼ cup parsley chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup onions chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup roasted red bell peppers drained and diced
  • 8 oz pasta of choice

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, crush the whole tomatoes with your fingers to form a course puree.
  • Stir in the tomato paste, salt, pepper flakes, sugar, basil, and parsley, and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often, until the onions begin to soften.
  • Add the garlic and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes (do not brown the garlic). Add the roasted red peppers and sauté about 1 minute.
  • Add the tomato mixture, and simmer over medium-low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • When sauce is almost done, bring a pot of water to boil and add pasta. While pasta is boiling, remove 1/2 cup of starchy pasta cooking water and add it to sauce. Drain pasta at the proper time according to package directions.
  • Taste the sauce and adjust seasoning. Using an immersion blender, or working in batches with a traditional blender, blend the sauce until smooth.
  • Return the sauce to the pan and let simmer about 5 minutes or until thick enough to coat the pasta.
  • Serve over pasta and enjoy. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 562mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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