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Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo (Gluten Free)

In my house school is back in session. Wah, wah! With the start of school also comes the start of sports practice. Soccer and ballet for us. ⚽️💃With school and sports comes the need for super speedy suppers. <-gross I don’t like that word I’m more of a dinner gal myself, I only used it for alliteration purposes.

Pasta in some form is a pretty safe bet when it comes to quick cooking. If you serve my kiddos plain ole buttered pasta they will sing your praises like you are the Iron Chef champion. Children are good for the ego.

Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo

Tossing in roasted red peppers was a gamble but I received no complaints from the peanut gallery. Initially, I was just going to chop the peppers and stir it into the Alfredo but I knew that if the peppers were in a recognizable form the complaints would start rolling in. Instead of chopping I tossed those bad boys into the food processor and gave them a whirl.

The pureed peppers stirred into the creamy Alfredo sauce went undetected. The girls both asked to bring the leftovers for lunch the next day, I say that is a win. 🎉

When making the Alfredo sauce I opt not to make a roux thus keeping it gluten-free. I think using freshly grated Parmesan cheese (look for it in the refrigerated section) does a good job of slightly thickening the sauce.

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tl;dr Pureed roasted red peppers are stirred into creamy (gluten-free) Alfredo sauce, tossed with cooked pasta, topped with cheese, and broiled until melted. Ready in 30 minutes so ideal for busy nights. Sign up for my newsletter 🙂

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    1. Thanks Marly! I still squeal with delight every time I look at it too. It is so refreshing after working the last 7.5 years on a subpar template!

  1. What would you suggest on making this ahead of time? Refrigerate overnight and then bake for ??
    This looks heavenly! Thank you!!

    1. HI Margaret! I haven’t cooked it that way before but these are my recommendations if you want to try it. If you were to refrigerate overnight I would recommend undercooking your pasta slightly. The next day pull your pasta out of the fridge to take the chill off while your oven heats. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees then pop under the broiler for a couple minutes to get bubbly cheese on top. Let me know how it turns out!

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