Rotini Pasta with Mixed Bell Peppers

Rotini with Mixed Bell Peppers

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year!  I spent the holiday ringing the new year at the wedding of two close friends. It was an amazing night and I’m so lucky that I was able to celebrate their marriage with them.  I also got to see lots of great friends, which made it even better.

I have a limited number of days in Wisconsin before I go back to France, and I’m planning to spend it hanging out with my sister and wedding dress/bridesmaid dress shopping with my best friend…and of course packing.  So tonight my mom and I made a quick and easy meal of pasta with mixed bell peppers.

Rotini with Mixed Bell Peppers

Rotini with Mixed Bell Peppers


Rotini Pasta with Mixed Bell Peppers

  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 6 bell peppers (any color), sliced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 pound rotini pasta
  • Grated pecorino romano or parmesan cheese for serving


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet and add the garlic and crushed red pepper.
  3. Saute for about 1 minute or until fragrant.
  4. Add the pepper slices to the skillet and reduce heat to medium-low.
  5. After 15 minutes, add the basil and continue to cook the peppers until soft – about 5 more minutes.
  6. Toss the pasta with the peppers and oil with the pasta and serve with grated cheese.

Recipe adapted from Pasta e Verdura.

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    January 5, 2013 at 1:31 am

    This is my favorite pasta recipe! It’s very easy and so flavorful…

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