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Easy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Easy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

A delicious roasted red pepper sauce that is easy to make. It makes a great pasta sauce that is healthy too! 
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Keyword homemade pasta sauce, roasted red pepper sauce with jarred red peppers, roasted red peppers pasta sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 cups


  • 2 12 oz. Fire Roasted Red Peppers in water I buy mine at Trader Joe's
  • 1/3 cup Red Pepper Water reserved
  • 6 Garlic Cloves rough chopped
  • 1 Medium Onion rough chopped (about 3/4-1 cup)
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 15-20 Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1 1/4 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • *Optional 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese


  • In a large skillet over medium heat add the olive oil and butter. Saute the chopped onions and garlic until the onions become translucent 8-10 mins.
  • Add the red peppers and reserved pepper water to the onion/garlic mixture. Saute an additional 10 minutes.
  • To a blender add the onion/pepper mixture, chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, basil, salt, pepper, and cheese if using. Blend until smooth and no chunks of pepper remain.
  • Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to a week.


If you are making this ahead let cool and store in an airtight container for up to a week in the fridge.
Sauce help:
Did you get extra juicy peppers and your sauce is too thin? Simmer on the stove over medium low heat to evaporate some of the water. You could also add extra Parmesan cheese to thicken.
Is you sauce too thick? Add a little extra chicken broth or reserved pepper water to thin it out a bit.