Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Number of Servings: 4 (261g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 45 min.
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Creamy red pepper sauce is a wonderful pasta sauce to top whole-grain pasta. Add your favorite lean protein such as beans or chicken and serve with a light salad of dark, leafy greens to round out the meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 (12 oz.) cans fat-free evaporated skim milk
  • Pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Place whole peppers on sheet and roast until soft and blistered, turning once (20 minutes). Cover with foil and let cool until safe to handle (10 minutes).
  2. When peppers are cool, peel the peppers. Skins should rub off easily. Remove stems and seeds and chop.
  3. Heat olive oil in saucepan over medium heat. Sauté garlic and onions until translucent (4-5 minutes).
  4. Whisk in flour and cook for 30 seconds. Add evaporated milk in one smooth stream, whisking constantly. Stir constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Simmer until thickened (1-2 minutes).
  5. Add roasted peppers. Reduce heat and simmer until sauce is reduced to desired consistency, whisking occasionally (10-15 minutes). Remove from heat. Add pepper to taste. Garnish with basil, if using.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 261g

Amount per serving
Calories 250
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.5g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 200mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 22g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 7g
Protein 15g
Vitamin D 3.4mcg 15%
Calcium 527.9mg 40%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 765mg 15%
Vitamin A 301.6mcg 35%
Vitamin C 81.3mg 90%
Vitamin E 2.1mg 15%
Vitamin K 50.1mcg 40%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.6mg 45%
Niacin 4.4mg 25%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 56.5mcg 14%
Vitamin B12 0.4mcg 15%
Biotin 7.4mcg 25%
Chloride 439.5mg 20%
Pantothenate 1.5mg 40%
Phosphorus 365.4mg 30%
Iodine 44.2mcg 30%
Magnesium 63.1mg 15%
Zinc 1.9mg 20%
Selenium 7.3mcg 15%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.3mg 8%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 9.8mcg 20%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Nonfat Evaporated Milk (fat Free Milk, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D3), Red Bell Pepper, Onion, All Purpose White Flour, Olive Oil, Garlic, Basil.

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