Dinner and a Movie

by Ally Harding, 9:46 AM

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta
adapted from Pioneer Woman

This was very delicious and pretty easy to make. I used my hand blender to make the sauce since I don't own a food processor. I also added in some turkey Italian sausage to the pasta. Looking forward to eating the leftovers today!


12 oz of pasta of your choice, PW recommends using a short one like rigatoni or penne
4 tablespoons of butter
1/2 large onion, finely diced
3 minced garlic cloves
1 jar (15.5 oz) roasted red pepper, drained and roughly chopped
1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
s&p to taste
1/2 cup heavy cream I used goat cheese instead, a couple of tablespoons but as much or as little to your liking
1/2 Parmesan shavings I just sprinkled grated Parmesan on top
top with parsley or basil
I cooked some Italian turkey sausage and added it to the pasta. You could also add chicken too. Although the pasta is great by itself.


Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions.
Melt 2 T of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 
Add the chopped onions and garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes until they start to soften. 
Add the chopped red peppers and cook for 2-3 minutes until hot.
Transfer the contents to a food processor or blender and puree until totally blended.
Heat the other 2 T of butter back in the skillet over medium heat. 
Pour the pepper puree back into the skillet. 
Add the broth, s&p and stir until heated.
Splash in the cream I added goat cheese instead and stir to combine. 
Drain the pasta and add to the skillet. 
If you cooked a meat you would add this to the sauce/pasta mixture now.
Add the Parmesan and parsley/basil and stir to coat the pasta.
Serve in bowls and add extra Parmesan and sprinkle with parsley.



This was a really great movie. I had my doubts because I have the attention span of a fish and only like comedies or horror movies, but this was full on nonstop action. When you watch it it's hard to believe it's a true story. The Africans in the movie did a great job, I mean they're obviously the villain in the movie but the main African (Muse aka "Captain") had never acted before and he did awesome. I highly recommend Captain Phillips!
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  1. That pasta looks amazing! And I know what you mean about your attention span - I'm the same!!!

  2. That pasta looks divine!! We watched Captain Phillips last night...oh my gosh, so intense and just so amazing. By the end I was crying my eyes out! Xx.

  3. We just watched Captain Phillips too, it was so good! And that pasta looks diviiine!

  4. Yum! I need something to make for a group this weekend, this might be it! Thanks!

  5. Ha attention span of a fish!! The pasta looks delish!

  6. Yum!! this looks so great! Perfect for winter weather, and I love how you added the sausage to it.

  7. Pasta looks fab. The movie looks good too, but I think it would stress me out. I am freezing.

  8. The pasta looks delish and I have been wanting to see that movie, thanks for confirming it :)

  9. I loved Captain Phillips, wasn't Tom Hanks incredible in that movie? I wish I had your leftovers for lunch today!

  10. Love a good pasta dish and the turkey sausage with a great addition. Captain Phillips was one of my favorite movies to see in a while! And heads-up: do NOT waste your time on the moved All is Lost hah.

  11. Hahaha I love that you said that you have the attention span of a fish! That's me too. I really have a hard time sitting through movies. If I do watch a movie it has to be at home so that I can so stuff on the computer or my phone if I get bored. I'm not a fan of going to the movies. I sort of watched Captain Phillips when my fiancé was watching it and from what I saw it seems like a great movie!

  12. That pasta looks delish! And..I really want to see Captain Phillips!

  13. We've been wanting to see Captain Phillips - now that it got your seal of approval I'll have to suggest it!

  14. that dinner looks perfect for a winter evening!

  15. I just made another pasta dish from the Pioneer Woman...lover her recipes! I will have to try this one!

    Just found your blog and love it...I am a new follower!


  16. Looks SO good! I'll have to try this recipe soon!

  17. This looks so good! The Pioneer Woman can do no wrong!

  18. Loved this movie too! So intense... but so good. Tom Hanks was amazing in it!


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