By Malriah on January 27, 2003
Photo by tamalita62
Photo by tamalita62
"My variation of a "Build your Own Pasta Dish" concoction that I made up at the Macaroni Grill. Mine tastes better!!"
Serving Size: 1 (354 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"I had to run and get my grandbaby's bib, because I was drooling like her when I read this recipe. Kari, you have combined some classic ingredients and then added cream to make it perfectly heavenly. The red pepper flakes really add a taste tingling dimension that I just love. While nothing needs to be added, I'll bet some chicken breast pieces sauteed into the mix would be delicious too. "
"Excellent recipe~~flavors combined wonderfully. So glad you posted to reserve the one cup of pasta water because it was really needed to loosen it up. Will make again. Malriah, not trying to rag on you, I've had this issue for a while but it really am for front in this recipe. NEWBIES BEWARE~~please don't be confused when you see 10 minutes prep time indicated in this recipe. Unless you just happen to have 4 cloves of garlic pressed, 1/2 cut of onions already chopped, 3/4 cup of sun dried tomatoes drained and chopped, 1/2 cut basil chopped, green onions already sliced, artichoke hearts already sliced~~~10 MINUTES PREP time is not going to happen. Please look at this wonderful recipe way prior to making it. After you have your ingredients, chop and prepare. Have all of your ingredient lined up because putting the recipe together is very quick. Good Luck, it's wonderful!"
"Delicious! I made a few adjustments - didn't add the sundried tomatoes or pasta water, and used fat-free half & half, but it was still very, very tasty. I love the smokey flavor of the roasted red peppers."
"Wow!!! this is FANTASTIC! I nearly left out the cream because my husband doesn't like creamy pasta sauces, but went ahead and added it --- and he loved it! This is perfect as it is, or maybe with some green chiles :) The pepper flakes and the roasted red peppers were just delicious."
"Delicious! An excellent way to use leftover dried tomatoes and roasted peppers. The flavors were well balanced. The recipe is a definite keeper."
"I was looking for something to use my canned roasted bell peppers in, and this was great! Thank you!"
"SO good! Oh man, I loved this. I didn't have artichoke hearts, but who cares, it still tasted out of this world! Thank you!"
"excellent recipe! You can take this recipe anywhere in taste. I couldn't help but add pancetta bacon to give a smokey taste."
"Great combination of ingredients! I substituted fat-free evaporated milk for the cream, (health nut). This didn't result in a very thick sauce, but the flavor still clung to all the pasta. Definitely a keeper."
"This was delicious! I used a can of 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup in place of the whipping cream, and I only used one pack (3/4 oz) of basil. Never having cooked with fresh garlic before, I thought it was going to be overpowering, but it was just right. I plan to use it as a side dish."
"Geema is right. This is a delicious mix of flavors, and we particularly loved that extra 'zing' the red pepper flakes provided. And I agree that if you feel like ringing the changes, the addition of chicken pieces would work well. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe."
"Good recipe. Next time I would have everything chopped before the cooking starts as this moves super quick."
"I made this for myself and two friends recently, and we loved it. I used red onion, substituted pana gradano for the Asiago as that was what I had, and added a little gorgonzola cheese. Highly recommend!"
"I didn't have red pepper flakes or heavy cream so I used cayenne and 5% cream and added some grilled diced chicken. This was amazing and will definitely make it again. Next time I will use shrimp or maybe scallops."
"I thought this recipe was fantastic but my wife thought it had a little too much sun dried tomato in it. It is definitely a keeper. We didn't have fresh basil so used dried basil out of a jar. Next time, we will go to 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes and fresh basil... then it will be perfect for us."
"I made a few changes to this dish and made it vegan! I omitted the cream and cheese obviously, and also the onions, and doubled the oil. It turned out soo delicious!!"
"My family loved it!! It was a wonderful addition to our meatless Mondays!!
"Oh man. Oh oh man. This was one of the top 5 most delicious things I have ever made. I was looking for a way to use up some jarred roasted red peppers in my refrigerator, and I came across this recipe while looking for a cream sauce. I followed the instructions exactly, with only a handful of exceptions: I didn't add artichokes or basil, I added some chicken, and I served the sauce over spaghetti squash instead of pasta. It definitely has a kick, and I will probably reduce the red pepper flakes next time, but this was otherwise AMAZING. I have a feeling I will need to stock up on roasted red peppers and sundried tomatoes because I will be making this often. Now, is it lunchtime yet? I can't wait to eat the leftovers!"
"Made this for family that was visiting and it got rave reviews all around. Delicious! We loved the combination of flavors and the light cream sauce. I doubled the artichokes, added chicken, and used single cream and parmesan. Didn't need to add any reserved pasta water. Definitely a keeper! Will make again, and again, and again!"