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Sweet Red Pepper Sauce

The peppers are a nice change to a plain tomato sauce.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6


  • food processor or blender


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 sweet red peppers julienned
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 c crushed tomatoes (canned is fine, with puree)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 pear peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c fresh basil chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 lb pasta


  • Sauté peppers and carrots in oil over medium heat for 7 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients except pasta; bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Purée sauce in food processor or blender; return to pot.
  • Cook and drain pasta; toss with sauce.