August 16, 2017

Recipe: Three Pepper Pasta


Make this heart-smart Three Pepper Pasta in minutes for an easy, weeknight meal.


This delicious pasta is easy to make and can be thrown together in no time. It is perfect for a quick, weeknight one-dish meal or for a casual dinner party with friends on the weekend. Better yet, it reheats well for great leftovers the next day.

Three Pepper Pasta

EASY, HEART-SMART PASTA RECIPEThis delicious pasta is easy to make and can be thrown together in no time. It is perfect for a quick, weeknight one-dish meal.

Posted by My Southern Health on Friday, August 18, 2017


Recipe: Three Pepper Pasta
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
  • 1 box of pasta, something like bowtie or ziti works best
  • 1 each of green, red and yellow peppers
  • 5 leaves fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup olive oil, plus 3 tablespoons
  • ¼ Parmesan, if you can get freshly grated or shaved, it is much better than powdered
  1. Boil the water for the pasta in a large stock pot.
  2. While waiting for water to boil, slice the peppers into thin strips and set aside.
  3. Chop approximately 5 leaves of basil finely and set aside.
  4. Mince 3 cloves of garlic.
  5. Heat three tablespoons of olive oil in a sauté pan or skillet. Add the garlic and toss until slightly toasted.
  6. Add the peppers and sauté for about 10 minutes, until they get well-cooked and begin to caramelize. If they get dry you can add a few drops of water.
  7. While the peppers are cooking, add the pasta to boiling water and cook according to the package instructions.
  8. Drain the pasta well.
  9. Add the pasta to the skillet with the pepper mixture and toss well.
  10. Add ¼ cup olive oil and the Parmesan and toss again.
  11. Sprinkle with basil and any remaining Parmesan before serving.
  12. Season with a bit of salt and pepper (optional).
Get creative by adding steamed broccoli, sautéed mushrooms or any other favorite colorful vegetables to make this pasta dish your own.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1.5 cups Calories: 388 Fat: 18 grams Saturated fat: 3 grams Carbohydrates: 46 grams Sodium: 86 milligrams Fiber: 1 gram Protein: 11 grams Cholesterol: 55 milligrams


Stacey Kendrick, MS, is a health educator with more than 20 years of experience in wellness and population health. She spent much of her career at Vanderbilt’s Faculty/Staff Wellness Program and currently works in Strategic Marketing at Vanderbilt. She is mother to two adult daughters. In her free time, she teaches healthy cooking classes, runs, gardens and enjoys backyard bonfires.



13 thoughts on “Recipe: Three Pepper Pasta”

  1. Laurie says:

    Looks incredibly delicious!! Pinned. Thanks for sharing at Brag About It!

  2. DearCreatives (@DearCreatives) says:

    I love easy pasta dinners. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.

  3. reinventedkb says:

    Looks delicious. I love red and yellow peppers with about anything.
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

  4. barriebismark says:

    This looks delicious! I love pasta with peppers.

  5. acraftymix says:

    I can’t wait to try this Stacey I could eat pasta every day of the week and I’ve just recently discovered a sweet chilly pepper that would be perfect. Thanks for the recipe

  6. Miz Helen says:

    Your Three Pepper Pasta looks delicious, I just love a dish like this! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  7. Carlee says:

    That looks so yummy! We never say no to pasta for dinner!

  8. bunsinmyoven says:

    This pasta looks so yummy! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  9. angie says:

    this sounds delicious and perfect for the spring weather we are enjoying today
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  10. JESS44903 says:

    Pinned! This sounds amazing! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  11. Sandra Garth says:

    I love this and could eat it everyday!

  12. Jennifer Dawn says:

    Yum! This looks so good. I’m featuring it at this week’s link party. Thanks for stopping by and linking-up last week.

  13. Miz Helen says:

    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week and we have pinned it to our features board. Enjoy your new Red Plate and thanks so much for sharing with us!
    Miz Helen

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