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Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Italian Turkey Sausage

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Italian Turkey Sausage

This Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Italian Turkey Sausage is SO irresistibly creamy + Whole30 approved, I can guarantee it will be your next favorite dish. 

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My mom has been making this sauce for as long as I can remember and it’s a family fav. Hands down the best thing I’ve ever put in my mouth—for real though, I shamelessly eat this sauce with a spoon. 

It also makes for a great comforting dish on these cold, gloomy days. It dropped 40 degrees in Houston this week and here I was ready for Spring.

If you make this recipe, be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below!


Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Italian Turkey Sausage

Serves: 6

*Recipe tips: 

*To make this less time consuming/easier, you can by jarred roasted red peppers (16oz). 

Ingredients: 

For the sauce:

  • 10 red bell peppers

  • 2/3 cup cashews, soaked for 30 minutes (or up to 3 hrs) 

  • 2/3 cup pine nuts

  • 2/3 cup olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tsp salt 

  • 1 tsp pepper

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 1 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes 

  • 1/4 cup coconut cream 

  • 1/4 cup Bonafide Provisions Chicken Bone Broth

For the Turkey Sausage: 

  • 2 lbs ground turkey 

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tsp parsley

  • 1 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 1/2 tsp pepper 

  • 1/2 tsp oregano 

  • 1/2 tsp fennel 

  • 1/2 thyme

  • 1 tsp paprika 

 Additional: 

  • Spiralized veggie noodles of choice, (I used 3 packages of CeCes veggie noodles)

  • Basil, optional for garnish 

Directions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and place the oven rack on the top rack. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.

  2. Cut the bell peppers into halves, removing the stems, seeds and membranes. 

  3. Place the peppers cut side down on the baking sheet and bake for 15-25 minutes, or until the skins are dark and wilted. Remove from oven and immediately transfer to a large plastic ziplock bag. Place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to allow for the peppers to ‘sweat’ (this makes it easier to remove the skins). 

  4. Now remove and discard the skins and place the peppers in a blender or food processor. 

  5. Add the cashews, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, lemon, and red pepper flakes to the blender. Pulse until smooth and well combined. Set aside. 

  6. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat. Add the ground turkey and garlic, breaking up the turkey with the back of a wooden spoon. Add all of the spices and cook for 4-5 minutes, until it’s no longer pink. Transfer to a plate.   

  7. Transfer the sauce mixture into the same skillet. Heat over medium heat and add the coconut cream and broth. Continue to stir until the coconut cream melts. Transfer the turkey back in with the sauce. Now add the veggie noodles, tossing until well coated. Cook for 2-4 minutes. Remove from heat.

  8. Serve hot with basil, pine nuts, and red pepper flakes. 

Enjoy XX! 

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