Pasta with Spicy Garlic Cream Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Came up with this pasta recipe from leftovers in an act of lunchtime desperation! Hope you enjoy. If you can't find the sambal oelek, you could substitute chili flakes. Sambal oelek can usually be found in the asian grocery.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil the pasta in enough water according to the instructions on the package.
  2. A few minutes after you started the pasta, start cooking the onion in the olive oil in a large saucepan.
  3. Add the garlic and carrot and continue to cook over a medium-low flame for another 5 minutes or so.
  4. Add the zucchini and grilled peppers and continue to cook.
  5. Add the spices (pepper and oregano).
  6. Meanwhile, drain the pasta in a colander.
  7. Add it to the vegetables in the saucepan and stir to mix.
  8. Pour in the cream and add the 2 tsp.
  9. of sambal (chili paste) and stir to blend and cover.
  10. Serve topped with a bit of parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

This was delicious!! I didn't have any cream, so after sauteeing the veggies, I just added a dab of butter and a tablespoon of flour, let it cook out for a minute and poured in some skim milk. It was awesome!! I made it with chicken and prosciutto tortellini's. It had the perfect amount of spice and I will definitely make this one again!

kimboleyanne July 25, 2011

In this dish i did not put all the veggies because i did not have them, i added extra garlic, and used sriracha instead of the chili paste. It turned out delishes and the right amount of spicy. Its the perfect amount for 3 people (girls)

traveling baker!!! August 10, 2009

didn't put in all veggies. came out very good.

xbigsurgex May 25, 2007