Barilla Protein+® Rotini with Roasted Pepper Sauce

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Chef’s tip: Roasted Jar red peppers come in various flavors depending on their brine. Taste the pasta sauce as different brands have different flavor profiles. 


Ingredients 7 Servings


  • 1 box Barilla® Protein+® Rotini pasta
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ sweet onion, diced
  • 2 leaves thyme, sprig
  • 2 jars roasted red peppers, diced
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup Manchego cheese, grated (optional)
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
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  • In a skillet sauté onion with 3 tablespoons olive oil for 2-3 minutes or until translucent. Add pepper, and thyme cooking for an additional 2 minutes. 
  • Add broth and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Add milk, season with salt and pepper and bring to simmer. Cook for three minutes, then place in a blender and process until nice and smooth. 
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil; cook pasta according to package directions.

  • Drain pasta and toss with sauce until well combined. Top with remaining olive oil, cheese, and cilantro before serving.

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