This delicious pasta sauce can be made with jarred roasted red peppers or if you have the time, homemade.
2 tsp olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
12 oz jar roasted red peppers or 4 large red bell peppers roasted, sliced
2 oz soft goat cheese
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
2 pinches cayenne
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup milk
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
fresh sliced basil, for garnish
1/2 lb whole wheat spaghetti, prepared according to the directions on the package
Heat the oil over a medium flame and add the onion. Saute until the onions are caramelized; about 15-20 minutes. You might have to adjust the flame from time to time to prevent the onions from burning.
Stir in the garlic and cook another minute, then stir in the roasted bell peppers and goat cheese. Cook until the cheese has melted, then stir in the smoked paprika and cayenne.
Stir in the water and milk. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Add a bit more milk or water if the sauce seems too thick.
Garnish with the sliced basil. Serve with cooked pasta.