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Roasted red pepper sauce in white bowl garnished with fresh basil leaves
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5 from 1 vote

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Flavorful, garlicky roasted red pepper sauce. Perfect for pasta, fish, chicken or vegetables!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 1/4 cup
Calories: 65kcal


  • 3 large red bell peppers
  • 5 tbsp Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 12 leaves fresh basil
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 lemon juiced (or more to taste)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar (or more to taste)


  • Slice peppers in half lengthwise and remove stem and seeds. Place on baking sheet and bake at 400'F for 30 minutes. Rotating pan halfway through baking.
  • Let peppers cool a few minutes. Peel the skin off peppers. The skin should be slightly charred and come off easily. If not, roast them for a few more minutes. It is okay if you don't get all of the skin off!
  • Combine peeled & roasted peppers with remaining ingredients in a food processor. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Serve immediately! You may want to heat the sauce on the stove or microwave.


Nutrition Facts (per 1/4 cup): 65 calories, 4.5g fat, 1g saturated fat, 3mg cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 0g added sugar, 2g protein, 42mg calcium, 113mg potassium, 37mg phosphorus, 4mg oxalate