Spicy Capsicum Pasta Sauce

    20 minutes

    This is a very colourful and spicy sauce that is amazingly flavourful for how easy it is to make. A great quick pasta.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 375g fettuccine
    • 2 red capsicums, julienned
    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 cup reduced fat sour cream
    • 3/4 cup (185ml) chicken stock
    • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    2. Meanwhile, spray cooking oil in a large frypan and saute red capsicums, garlic and cayenne pepper over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes.
    3. Stir in sour cream and stock then simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
    4. Toss hot pasta with sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste; serve.

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    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  -  22 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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.  -  13 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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.  -  09 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)