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Roasted Red Pepper Pesto


  • 2 large bell peppers
  • 5-10 pieces of sliced sun-dried tomatoes 
  • handful spinach
  • handful basil
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine-nuts
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese (amount can vary)
  • olive oil (amount will vary until desired consistency is reached) 
  • parmesan (optional)
Preheat oven to 375. Slice red bell peppers and lay them flat on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until slightly charred. Turn over halfway if desired. In a food processor, combine ingredients and pulse until desired consistency.

rinse fresh basil and spinach and gently pat dry

be sure to thaw the shrimp

red bell peppers: charred every-so-lightly

get everything going simultaneously and everything will be warm and ready all at once - no waiting on just one thing to finish cooking 
Ingredients: [for the rest of the meal]
  • 1 box fettucini
  • frozen pre-cooked cocktail shrimp
  • asparagus
  • sliced mushrooms
Boil water to cook pasta. Cook asparagus - there are many ways to do this but i boil the spears in 1/2 an inch of water in a pan and make sure they don’t get soggy. Sautee mushrooms in olive oil and a little bit of pesto. Once pasta is cooked (al-dente), drain and put in a large warm pan. Toss in pesto, shrimp, and mushrooms. Serve and top with asparagus and feta.

a complete meal all in one bowl!

This past Sunday my friend Blake invited my boyfriend and I over to his apartment so I could cook them dinner (what a dear). But really, I do love getting to use his pretty and fully-stocked kitchen - mainly the fact that he had a food processor really excited me. 

It’s always a little hard to figure out what to cook for other people - I don’t really eat meat, and …. well… my boyfriend is kind of the farthest thing from a vegetarian..

solution: PESTO - he loves it, i love it, blake loves it 

+ shrimp, mushrooms, and asparagus (gotta add some protein in there)

outcome: great success

and if you time everything right, it’s really easy to keep everything warm and ready all at the same time. especially if you leave out the toppings, all you need to do is cook the pasta, roast the bell peppers, and stick some stuff in a food processor


Fettucini w. Roasted Red Pepper Pesto - topped with feta, asparagus, shrimp, and mushrooms