Malkia’s Collected

Roasted Red Pepper Rigatoni

4 servings


20 minutes

total time


12 oz rigatoni pasta, (or pasta of choice)

1 tbsp minced garlic, (approximately 3-4 cloves)

3 shallots, (thinly sliced, or 1/2 medium yellow onion)

2 tbsp butter

1 cup half-and-half, (or sub with milk of choice or heavy cream)

4 oz cream cheese, (softened to room temp and cubed)

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

12 oz jar of roasted red peppers (in water), (drained and rinsed)

fresh or dried basil

grated parmesan cheese


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, cook pasta according to the instructions on the package (each pasta varies). Drain well and return to pot.

While the pasta is cooking, heat butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat. One melted, add the sliced shallots and cook until translucent; 2-3 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook 1 minute.

Pour in half-and-half and stir to loosen any onions or garlic. Add the parmesan cheese and cream cheese. Stir frequently for 2-3 minutes, or until cream cheese has melted. Add the roasted red peppers to warm.

Safely pour the sauce into a food processor (or safe dish to use an immersion blender) or blender and puree until creamy. Taste test sauce and season with salt and pepper, if desired and to taste. Pour the sauce over the pasta and gently toss to coat.

Serve garnished with fresh basil and parmesan cheese. Enjoy!


Serving Size



627 kcal

Total Fat

27 g

Saturated Fat

15 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



79 mg


1529 mg

Total Carbohydrate

74 g

Dietary Fiber

4 g

Total Sugars

4 g


20 g

4 servings


20 minutes

total time
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