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This rich, decadent Roasted Red Pepper Cream sauce recipe works great as a sauce for pasta or fish, and is one of the main ingredients in my Crab Topped Cod with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce,. This creamy pasta sauce is super easy to make, and a great go to fo busy weeknights or special occasions!


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Looking for more great pasta recipes? Why not try my 5 Cheese Sausage and Spinach LasagnaSunday Sauce with Bracciole, Meatballs and Sausage, One Pot Sausage Artichoke Pasta Bake or Cheese Tortellini with Roasted Tomato and Sausage Cream Sauce!

A balanced and versatile sauce

This creamy pasta sauce is a weeknight hero and a pantry staple wonder. With the help of your trusty food processor or blender, you can enjoy a velvety smooth sauce any day of the week. Not only is this sauce great tossed with your favorite pasta- it’s also great served with baked fish, chicken or even steak!

roasted red pepper cream sauce

Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce Ingredients

To make my easy Red Pepper Creamy Pasta Sauce, you will need:

  • Butter.
  • Fresh garlic.
  • Jarred marinated roasted red peppers (include liquid and garlic cloves from jar). 
  • Heavy cream.
  • Dried basil (and fresh for serving too, if desired).
red pepper sauce ingredients

Making the red pepper sauce recipe

The jarred peppers take a quick trip through your blender or food processor, then get friendly with some butter, garlic, cream and basil and transform into the velvety smooth, fork-licking-good sauce of your dreams.

This sauce is ready to go in about 25 minutes, making it a great weeknight dinner hero.

This sauce couldn’t be easier to make, and can be customized to suite your tastes, or easily doubled or tripled if needed! Toss this creamy pasta sauce with any of your favorite noodles, add some grated parmesan and fresh torn basil and dinner is served!

red pepper cream sauce in the pot

A great red pepper sauce for fish!

When I wanted a great, rich sauce for my Crab Topped Cod, I reached for the roasted red peppers in my fridge. The sweet, tangy flavor of the marinated roasted red peppers cuts through the richness of the butter and cream for a perfectly balanced flavor! This red pepper cream sauce goes great with any fish! I love it with my Crab Topped Cod with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce.

red pepper cream sauce with fish

Additional Serving Suggestions

Whether you’re serving this sauce over a big bowl of penne, of with a great baked cod, you can’t lose.

Serve this sauce over pasta, or with your favorite protein. Add a side salad, a glass of wine, and some good crusty bread. Perfection.

penne pasta with red pepper cream sauce

Want to give this recipe a try?

If you make my Red Pepper Cream Sauce, please be sure to leave me a comment! I would love to hear from you, and value your feedback! Lastly, if you make the recipe and love it, please tag me on Instagram! I love to see your photos!

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Roasted Red Pepper Creamy Pasta Sauce

This rich, decadent Roasted Red Pepper Cream sauce is one of the main ingredients in my Crab Topped Cod with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce, but also makes a great sauce for pasta.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: heavy cream, red pepper, roasted red pepper, sauce
Servings: 4


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 12 oz jar marinated roasted red peppers (include liquid and garlic cloves from jar)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 tsp dried basil


  • Puree peppers/garlic and juices from jar in a food processor or blender until smooth.
    2. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter.
    3. Once butter is melted, add fresh crushed garlic and sauté until fragrant, 1 minute.
    4. Add puréed peppers, basil and salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes.
    5. Add the cream, stir and reduce to heat to low. Cook sauce 10-15 minutes, until thick and creamy.

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