Spaghetti with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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When you have no idea what to prepare for dinner, you can make this easy recipe thatís ready in under 20 minutes, and itís made with ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 2 servings

200 g roasted peppers
200 g spaghetti of your choice
1 teaspoon butter
1 clove garlic
3 sprigs fresh basil
1/2 small onion or one shallot
Parmesan cheese for topping (optional)
100 g vegetable stock

Fill a pot with water and 1/2 a teaspoon of salt and bring it to the boil. When itís boiling, add the spaghetti and cook according to the package instructions.
Meanwhile, add the butter to a pan and melt it. Saute the onion for 5-6 minutes until translucent and add the garlic. Saute for 2 more minutes stirring constantly. You can, of course, use white onion, but I had some leftover red onion so I used that, or you can even use a shallot.

Add the roasted peppers and stir in the pan for about 2 minutes until the peppers release all their juices.

Add the stock and cook everything on medium heat for 5 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Turn off the heat and let the dish cool for 5 minutes before you blend everything. Blend until you reach the right consistency for you. If it needs more liquid, add some from the spaghetti.

I left the peppers a little chunkier, to have some texture, but you can puree it very smooth. Season again if itís necessary. Add 2-3 sprigs of basil and the cooked spaghetti.
Serve warm with some freshly grated parmesan on top (optional).

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