This recipe has officially been waiting in the wings for two years. Two years!! Hello, my name is Kelli and I get easily sidetracked.
Two years ago I made this perfect, quick and easy weeknight dinner, photographed it, started writing a post, lost a little inspiration, and when I went back to finish the post (weeks later), I wasn’t so keen on the photos anymore. So I let this recipe (which totally deserved to be shared) sit in the drafts folder, collecting dust. At the time making a new batch of pesto (which takes all of 5 minutes!) didn’t feel like a priority, so it eventually became my in-case-of-emergency-post.
The original photos of this Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Sauce aren’t actually all that terrible. It’s just that two years ago when I took them, I was just starting to use my camera in manual mode. Aperture was probably still a foreign term to me, and I was just beginning to learn about props and lighting. The learning curve felt painfully overwhelming, but I trudged on taking a million and one photos, learning as much as I could through trial & error and a few good books.
I’m certainly no expert when it comes to photography, but I think it’s safe to say I’ve come a long way in two years.
This sauce managed to fall off my radar once, but I can say for sure I’m not going to make that mistake again.
Roasted Red Pepper Pesto is perfect for those nights that you don’t want to put a lot of effort into cooking and you’re ready to eat now. It’s a fun alternative to your standard tomato sauce, and with just six ingredients and less than 10 minutes of prep, this sauce will come together before your pasta water even starts to boil!
I don’t know about you, but when I think about pesto, my mind immediately jumps to pasta. It is hands down my favorite pesto vessel, although I do really love using this as a sandwich spread. If you’re making pasta to go with your fresh batch of Roasted Red Pepper Pesto I recommend using a shaped pasta, like penne, fusilli and rotini, it has plenty of rivets and crevices to catch more sauce.
Alternatively, serve this sauce with spaghetti sauce, spread it on a homemade pizza, or add it to your chicken parmesan or lasagna.
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