One Pot Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach Alfredo

One Pot Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach Alfredo

This rich and creamy One Pot Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach Alfredo cooks in one single pan and 
can be on the table in 30 minutes, making it a perfect weeknight meal!
One Pot Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach Alfredo | The Chef Next Door
It's hard to believe but school is starting soon! How did the summer go by so fast? Wasn't it just June? I'm having a hard time grasping the fact that school does in fact start next Monday, AND my baby is a senior. Seems like just yesterday he was a freshman! My oldest will be starting his junior year in college in just a few short weeks, and suddenly I feel old. Very, very old. My babies aren't little babies any more!

Anyway, sorry for getting all sappy and what not. I'll pull myself together now, simply because I've been dying to share this recipe with you. One Pot Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach Alfredo is creamy, full of flavor, hearty, and just plain delicious. If you've got one big pan and about thirty minutes or so to spare, then this meal is for you!

One Pot Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach Alfredo | The Chef Next Door
This dish is incredibly simple to make and doesn't have a lengthy ingredient list. Just a few things from your pantry and frig and you are well on your way to making this delicious dinner. If your family is anything like mine, they will love it! This is a very quick cooking dish as well, which means it's perfect for those crazy weeknights. 
One Pot Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach Alfredo | The Chef Next Door
I used some really fun Strozzapreti pasta for this dish, but you can really use any shape of pasta that you prefer. I like pasta that has little holes on the end, which are perfect for soaking up all of that delicious sauce. 

Are your kids back in school already, or starting soon? Are you a bit of a mess like me? I'm here for you if you need me!

One Pot Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach Alfredo
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
Serves 4
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Ingredients:
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup heavy cream
16 ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained, patted dry and finely chopped
2 cups dried pasta
6 ounce bag fresh spinach
2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste

In a large pot or pan, add the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute for a few minutes, until the onions are softened. Add in the broth, cream, roasted red peppers and pasta. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer and cover the pan.  Cook for 10-12 minutes, until the pasta is cooked through. If needed, additional broth can be added. 

Stir in the spinach, a handful at a time, and cook until wilted and warm. Stir in the Parmesan and stir until melted. Add salt and pepper, to taste, if needed. Serve immediately.

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One Pot Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach Alfredo | The Chef Next Door
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