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Red Pesto Sauce


  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta

  • 8 ounces sun dried tomatoes

  • 1 roasted pepper-jarred is fine

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves

  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan

  • Olive oil as needed

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook pasta n salted water-reserve 1 cup of the pasta water before draining.

  2. As the pasta cooks, blend the sun-dried tomatoes, roasted pepper, garlic, basil and Parmesan cheese in a food processor or blender until it forms a thick paste.

  3. Add a bit of olive oil until the paste becomes smooth.

  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Drain pasta and place in a large bowl with the tomato mixture.

  6. Add the reserved water to the mixture so it begins to form a sauce. Continue to add the water until you reach the desired consistency.

  7. Serve hot and top with more Parmesan cheese. Serve with garlic toast or a breadstick

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