Pasta with Roasted Red Peppers & Capers

Pasta with Roasted Red Peppers & Capers

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From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1997

Flavored with roasted red peppers, garlic, capers and sharp ricotta salata, this simple pasta is reminiscent of Sicily.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti, or linguine
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste
  • 1 7-ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained, rinsed and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup crumbled ricotta salata, or feta cheese


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  1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add garlic and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and add roasted red peppers and capers. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Reserve ½ cup of the pasta-cooking water. Drain the pasta and add to the roasted pepper mixture.
  4. Return pan to the heat, mix in reserved pasta-cooking water and heat through, stirring constantly. Divide pasta between two shallow bowls and sprinkle with ricotta salata (or feta). Serve immediately.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 310 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 7 g fiber; 53 g carbohydrates; 12 g protein; 33 mcg folate; 2 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 977 IU vitamin A; 4 mg vitamin C; 71 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 561 mg sodium; 132 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (20% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 fat

Reviews 2

June 22, 2010
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January 18, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Not sure if it's just me, but this dish seemed to lack flavor. :(
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