Saturday, January 7, 2012

Roasted red pepper and basil pesto Penne

Hi everyone....I am back....A very happy new year to all my wonderful friends and readers...Hope this year brings all the joy in your lives...I have bookmarked this pasta's recipe from annie's eats for a very long time and it looked like the perfect one for this beautiful sunny day......So here it is...

All you need is

Garlic cloves-3-6
Walnuts-1\3 cup
Parmesan cheese-1\3 cup {grated }
Red bell pepper-2
Basil leaves-3\4 cup
Olive oil-1\3 cup
Penne pasta-2 cups
Pepper-1\4 tsp
Heavy cream-1\4 cup
Chicken breast ( optional )-1

Method of preparation

Cut Red peppers into half and remove the seeds
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and a teaspoon of olive oil and roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes at 450 degrees
Immediately transfer the peppers in a zip lock bag and close the bag
It will help to remove the skin of the peppers easily
When the peppers have come to the room temperature, remove the skin gently
Cut chicken breast into small pieces and sprinkle with salt, pepper and roast for 20-30 minutes at 450 degrees
Blend garlic and walnuts in a blender to a powder
Add bell peppers,Parmesan, salt, pepper and basil
Pulse until well combined
Add olive oil and mix again
Cook pasta according to manufactures instruction
Add basil pesto, chicken and heavy cream to the pasta
Heat until warmed
Pasta came out wonderful...It had the perfect blend of smoky red peppers and basil....If you are a vegetarian , just opt out of the chicken  and you can add green peas and carrots to add the crunch...


  1. wow...lovely pasta .......superb

  2. Totally Yummy


  3. Delicious luking Pasta Dear.Truly Yumm!

  4. welcome back creamy pasta is temptig

  5. Looks great! I love the recipes from Annie's Eats..they always turn out great!

  6. looks delicious & nice clicks as always....
    Wish you a very Happy New Year!!
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  7. Hey,Thanks 4 the comment u had posted on deepsrecipes..So u are back..
    Pasta looks absolutely sinful...We all luv pasta and noodles in our family..:-) will try ur recipe,soon..

  8. Pasta looks so creamy and love the flavors

  9. Pasta looks perfect... loved it..:)
    The lastpic is perfect with the hot chilli flakes...
    The best combo ever..

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  11. Pasta looks really creamy & yum!! First time on ur blog. Loved ur recipe collection & ofcourse gr8 clicks :) Glad to follow you and Happy New Year!!!

  12. very delicious pasta Neha, it looks yummy...Happy New year and glad u r back..

  13. pasta looks delicious... Wish you a very happy new year...

  14. Happy new year,Neha !!Super tempting pasta..

    Erivum Puliyum

  15. I hope you had good time. Happy New Year.
    that's the kind of pasta my daughter likes "cheesy" . The pictures look so good.

  16. hi neha, what a yummy savory pasta..nice pic too. have a great day

  17. Pasta looks absolutely delicious. Loved it. I could not find you in my followers list.Hope you wil add to my list dear.

  18. yum! looks creamy & packed with flavour :)


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