Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

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Ingredients
  • 5 qts. (5 L) water
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) salt
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • ¼–½ tsp (1–2 mL) red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Italian Seasoning Mix
  • 1 can (6 oz./170 g) tomato paste
  • 1 lb. (450 g) rotini pasta
  • 1 can (14 oz./411 g) fire-roasted tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 jar (16 oz./454 g) roasted red peppers, undrained
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) balsamic vinegar
  • ⅓ cup (75 mL) golden raisins
  •  Optional: grated Parmesan cheese,
    fresh basil

Directions

  1. Bring the water to a boil in the Multipot and add the salt.
  2. Heat the oil in the 12″ (30-cm) Nonstick Skillet over medium heat for 3–5 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes and seasoning. Toast for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  3. Add the tomato paste to the pan and stir. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Carefully lower the Silicone Collapsible Steamer & Strainer (fully expanded) into the pot. Add the pasta and cook, uncovered, for 1 minute less than the instructions on the box, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients to the tomato paste mixture and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to simmer until the pasta is finished cooking, breaking the peppers with the Mix ‘N Chop.
  6. Carefully lift the pasta out of the water and transfer it to the skillet. Use a ladle to add ½ cup (125 mL) of the pasta water to the skillet.
  7. Continue to simmer the pasta for 1–2 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the sauce has coated the pasta.

Yield:

  • 8  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. nutrients per serving: Calories 290, Total Fat 2.5 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 300 mg, Carbohydrate 59 g, Fiber 6 g, Sugars 11 g, Protein 9 g

Cook’s Tips:

The golden raisins add a touch of sweetness that balances the bitterness of the roasted peppers and tomatoes.

  • Olive oil is rich in  vitamin E, iron, copper, and calcium and therefore it helps in maintaining a healthy heart and the entire body.
  • Red pepper flakes have fiber and manganese and therefore it helps in improving the digestion system. Other nutrients present in this ingredient include iron and vitamin B.

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Benefits of this Recipe

Roasted Pepper Pasta is a very healthy meal considering it is prepared using fresh vegetables that are rich in minerals and vitamins. In this article, we will outline the ingredients used in the preparation of this recipe highlighting the benefits of each food.

Olive Oil

 Olive oil is a famous diet in the Mediterranean diet and it is known to strengthen the heart by providing healthy fat. Its richness in monounsaturated fat makes the ingredient very powerful especially in the modern world where heart diseases have increased. Olive oils also help in the management of stress, blood pressure, and inflammation.

Red Pepper Flakes

Red pepper flakes help in relieving inflammations caused by digestion complications. They have fewer calories but rich in potassium, fiber, vitamins A, B-6, C, and E. Adding red pepper to your recipe can play a big role in the journey of having a healthy life.

Rotini Pasta

Rotini pasta is rich in selenium an element that is key in ensuring the immune system is safe. It also has significant amounts of fiber and manganese and therefore it helps in improving the digestion system. Other nutrients present in this ingredient include iron and vitamin B.

Balsamic Vinegar

Balsamic vinegar is powerful in cutting down cholesterol. Through improving the digestion process, it makes the journey of losing weight easier and it helps maintain the recommended levels of blood sugar. Away from the nutrient benefits, balsamic vinegar comes with a distinct taste considering it is aged for years.

Golden Raisins

Golden raisins are linked to several health benefits with major ones being maintaining low blood pressure and supplying the body with potassium. Potassium help in preventing stroke and therefore having it in your meal is important.

Summary

Eating a well-balanced diet is a cool way to stay healthy. You should always ensure your dish has essential minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients, such as fiber and antioxidants. Statistics show that people who observe recommended feeding behaviors always live a disease-free life.

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