The best easy weeknight dinner, EVER. This creamy red pepper pasta sauce is so delicious, quick, simple, and versatile. The kind of recipe you’ll want in your dinner rotation every week!

You can whip this sauce up in just 10 minutes. As soon as your pasta is ready, your sauce will be just about ready to go, too!

What should I serve this with?

It pairs perfectly with any pasta you have on hand, plus any veggies and/or protein!

I personally love serving this with some brown rice pasta, ground chicken, spinach, and broccoli. It’s also perfect served over salmon or shrimp and spaghetti or angel hair pasta!

However, you can really use it any way you like! It really is super versatile! 🙂

The perfect meal to use up anything you have at home.

This red pepper sauce is so luscious, full of flavor, and also sneaks in some veggies! The base is jarred roasted peppers, so there is minimal prep required. Plus some marinara, veggie broth, heavy cream, olive oil, parmesan, and some simple seasonings. Doesn’t get much simpler than that!

I know you guys will love this one- it has QUICKLY become a favorite in our house! I could eat this daily and never get sick of it to be honest! It’s just that good, and so perfect to make after a busy day when you don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen.

Can this be made dairy free?

I have not made this with any dairy free substitutes, but I do have a vegan roasted red pepper sauce already on the blog! You can find that recipe here.

The most perfect cozy weekend or weeknight meal. This creamy roasted red pepper sauce is a staple recipe to have in your back pocket!

Be sure to let me know if you give this one a try! I can’t wait to hear what you think 🙂

Enjoy! xo

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10 Minute Creamy Red Pepper Pasta Sauce

  • Author: Mia Swinehart
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 46 servings 1x


The most simple and delicious creamy roasted red pepper pasta sauce!


  • 1012 oz pasta of choice
  • 1 cup packed roasted red peppers from the jar (drained)
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasonings
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup low sodium veggie broth
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (grated or shredded will work)


  1. Start by making your pasta according to directions on packaging.
  2. While pasta is cooking, make your sauce. Add the peppers, marinara, and olive oil to your blender. Blend until smooth, then add garlic and give it another quick blend to mince the garlic.
  3. Pour sauce into a large pan over medium low heat. Add seasonings, then bring to a simmer for 3-5 minutes minutes.
  4. Add heavy creamy and broth; bring to a simmer again for 2 minutes.
  5. Turn off heat and stir in parmesan, pasta, and basil. Serve and enjoy!

Gluten Free, Lunch + Dinner, Recipes, Vegetarian


Nov 6, 2021

10 Minute Creamy Red Pepper Pasta Sauce

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  1. Davina says:

    This was the best pasta dish that I have had so far!! My family loved it so much that we ate the whole pot in 2 days!! I highly recommend making it!!

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