This easy low carb roasted red pepper sauce is a delicious addition to pasta, meat or as a condiment for sandwiches. It’s low carb so you can eat it with chicken or zucchini noodles. Very flavorful and only 1.7g net carbs per tablespoon.
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My mom used to make a delicious pasta recipe many, many years ago and it was simply red peppers sautéed with onions in chicken broth then it was pureed and cream was added. She used to make pasta with grilled chicken and snow peas with this sauce and it was a delicious dinner. Well lately I have been LOVING wide zucchini noodles and thought I’d try my own version of her sauce and came up with this easy roasted red pepper sauce.
Ways to use this roasted red pepper sauce
I had intended to make this sauce for my zucchini noodles but when I made this I found it to be really thick and flavorful so I first used it as dip for some grilled chicken I made. Then I also added a little bit more cream and used it as a sauce for my zucchini noodles.
Lastly I think it would be great as a condiment on a sandwich. It would also be awesome with veggie fries. The uses are endless!
Easy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Recipe
You only need a few ingredients to make this dish. A variety of sweet peppers, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix all of these together and roast until they are nice and caramelized.
This is what it looks like coming out of the oven (below). Take them out and add to a high speed blend. I cannot say enough about my Vitamix blender which I use every single day. It’s cost alot in my opinion but is easily the best kitchen tool I ever bought.
Once you add the veggies in the blender, add a bit of cream and blend until thick and creamy.
TO make this a thinner pepper sauce
If you are making this into more of a sauce you can add a bit more cream, water or even chicken broth to thin it out. Day 2 I used a bit more cream and mixed it with my zucchini noodles. A little goes along way just so you know. I got a few meals out of this batch.
Below you can see how I used this as a dip for my chicken. If I ate sandwiches I think this would be an awesome sandwich: grilled chicken with roasted red pepper sauce. Yum!
And here is the sauce that I thinned a bit to eat over my zucchini noodles. All I did to make these noodles was to use a regular potato peeler and cooked them in the microwave for 30 seconds. This is my new favorite way to eat zucchini noodles lately.
This whole recipe only makes 1 cup of sauce or 16 tablespoons. That might not seem like much but it is very rich and thick. You only need a few tablespoons to use as a pasta sauce or dip. I think I used 2 tablespoons on the noodles above and 1 or 2 for the chicken. The nutrition per tablespoon:
35 cals / 2.9g fat /2.5g carbs / 0.8g fiber / 0.5g protein = 1.7g net carbs
Easy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce - low carb sauce or condiment
This easy roasted red pepper sauce is a delicious addition to pasta, meat or as a condiment for sandwiches. It's also low carb so you can eat it with chicken or zucchini noodles. Very flavorful and only 1.7g net carbs per tablespoon.
- 4 cups bell peppers, chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, sliced in half
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Chop peppers and mix with garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil.
Roast for 30 minutes until nice a tender and a bit of browning.
Add vegetables to a high speed blender along with the cream. Blend on high until nice and creamy. Taste and see if you need a bit more salt. I always go a little light so you can add more if you want at this stage.
If you wish to have a thinner sauce, add a bit more cream, water or broth.