Friday, September 20, 2013

roasted red pepper alfredo with goat cheese

Ah ha! A vegetarian meal that Ed enjoyed! I think he enjoys most of them, but he usually gives me this look like "Where's the meat, Kayla?". This time, not so much. He ate it without much comment other than "This is good." Which is a pretty good comment given it was meatless.
Here's the star of the show, here! Roasted red peppers that have been jarred. If you want to spend the time roasting some peppers, go for it. I found it cheaper and easier to just buy the jar. No shame.
Onions and garlic. I wonder if I can get stock in onion and garlic.
Olive oil, saute saute. Let this go on for about 7 minutes until fragrant and translucent.
Now it's time for the half and half!
Once the half and half has come to temperature, add in the goat cheese. Goat cheese really melts so amazingly well. It'll blend into the half and half in no time flat.
Salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, slightly diced red peppers, go!
If you have an immersion blender, use it! If not, use a blender or food processor, but then you'll need remove it from the pan. If you do that, just pour it back into the pan to heat back up.
I like mine to be slightly chunky, with little pieces of pepper still intact. Now it's pasta time.
Toss this around, and get ready to enjoy it. Because, you will enjoy it!
Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo with Goat Cheese
Sounds good, Lauren's Latest!
1/2 lb linguine pasta, cooked to al dente
1 jar roasted red bell peppers, chopped roughly
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup half and half
4 oz goat cheese
2/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
Salt and pepper, to taste

In a large pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add in onion and garlic and saute for 7 minutes, until translucent and fragrant. Add in half and half and bring up to heat. Add in goat cheese and melt to combine. Add in roughly chopped red bell peppers, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Using a immersion blender (or food processor or blender) puree the mixture until mostly smooth. Add in cooked linguine and stir to combine. Serve hot and enjoy!