Saturday, May 3, 2014

Cayenne Pasta


I have tried to photograph this meal so many times. 
And I just can't capture the deliciousness.

It's not super fancy.
But it is yum yum yummy. 
Quick and easy, too.
Done in the time it takes to cook a pot of pasta.


Pasta of your choice (we love penne)
1 red bell pepper, julienned or chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
(or 4. or 5. Can you ever have too much garlic???)
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
(Mild enough that my girls' faces don't melt off, but enough that there's a bit of a kick. If you love spice, or if your tastebuds are all dead like my brother-in-law, throw in a bit extra...)
1 c. reduced fat sour cream
3/4 c. chicken broth
3/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste


Cook pasta as directed on package; drain.

While the pasta cooks, drizzle some olive oil in a large skillet and saute garlic and cayenne pepper over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

Stir in sour cream and chicken broth; simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in parm.

Toss hot pasta with sauce and peppers and season with salt and pepper to taste. OR--if your family has differing taste like mine, let them choose how much sauce and whether or not to include the peppers. 

I don't love bell peppers. So I'm a sauce only kinda girl. My husband loves the bell peppers, so he loads 'em in there. Both of our girls love the peppers, but prefer them on the side.

How will you eat yours?

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