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Shrimp Linguini with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce – Healthyish Foods

Shrimp Linguini with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil , I used Delallo Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoon butter , I used Earth Balance Brand because its vegan.
  • 1 jar roasted red peppers with the juice , 1lb total: 12 ounces or 1.5 cups of roasted red peppers and 4 ounces or a 1/2 cup of the juice.
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with juice , 28 ounces
  • 1 large white or yellow onion , cut into slices
  • 3-4 cloves garlic , cut into slices
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lb. shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • 1 lb. linguine pasta
  • Fresh grated parmesan cheese


  • food processor or blender
  • colander
  • pasta pot
  • saute pan - large


Prepare the pasta:

  • Boil a pot of water for your pasta. Season the water with salt and cook the noodles according to the package. Al dente prefered.
    Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water before drainign the cooked pasta in a colander. Drizzle the noodles with olive oil to prevent them from sticking. Set aside.

Prepare the sauce:

  • Over medium heat add butter and olive oil to a large sauté pan with sides.
  • Add the sliced garlic and sliced white or yellow onion. Let the onion and garlic cook until they begin to turn translucent but not brown.
  • Add the jar of roasted red peppers and the juice. You should use about 12 ounces or 1.5 cups of roasted red peppers and about 4 ounces or a ½ cup of the juice.
  • Add the can of diced tomatoes and the juice.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and some red pepper flakes. I like mine spicy, so I used a healthy pinch of pepper flakes. Stir well.
  • Simmer of medium/low heat for 10-15 minutes.
  • Once the sauce has had time to simmer, add the mixture into the food processor or blender. Blend until creamy and smooth, no lumps.
  • Pour the creamy sauce back into the sauté pan. Simmer over low heat until it reaches the thickness you desire. If it gets too thick, simply add a little of the reserved pasta water or veggie broth to thin it out.

Assemble the dish:

  • Next, you’ll add the peeled and deveined shrimp into the creamy red pepper sauce. They will cook in the pan and add a lot of flavor to the sauce as well. Let them simmer in the sauce until they are plump, juicy and cooked.
    As a final step, you will combine the sauce, and shrimp with the pasta. Toss the pasta until it is well coated in the sauce. Serve hot and enoy!
    Optional garnishes: parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.