Last night for dinner I made a homemade roasted red pepper cream sauce with cheese tortellini - a recipe I've been meaning to try out for quite some time! I haven't roasted a bell pepper since Home Economics class in high school - so that was like a blast from the past. This was an easy recipe to put together, simple skill-wise, but a little time consuming. To break it up I had a little snack and a glass of wine, pictured above!
Since I'm only cooking for one this week, this may have been a lot of food to prepare! (I also had a salad with mandarin oranges, avocado, and cucumber.) But I had a great time putting it together. The snack was delicious but perhaps a little too much that close to dinner.
Have you ever roasted a bell pepper before? There are so many things to do with them! You can make sauces, soups, top your salad or sandwich. I don't think I've ever had a yellow, orange or green one roasted though... maybe next time!
|Watching the skin blacken under the broiler!|
|Prep bowls lined up at the stove top... diced, chopped, and measured!|
|Roasted red pepper, basil, and garlic in olive oil!|
|After blending the above, add half-and-half, butter, and romano cheese. (Really low cal!)|
|Cheese tortellini with roasted red pepper cream sauce. Delish!|
|This guy didn't leave my side while I prepared the whole thing!|