Roasted Capsicum Ricotta Pasta

Need a quick and easy dinner that is not boring?  Here is a simple and flavorful pasta dish using easy ingredients:  roasted capsicum (red peppers), fresh creamy ricotta and whole wheat pasta.


Okay, forgive us …. we are on a Donna Hay kick again.  Sorry, we just cannot quit, her recipes are simple, and so darn good!!!

Tonight we made an easy pasta dish with roasted peppers and ricotta cheese.  I love both of these items for a few reasons.  Roasted peppers go well with pasta, on pizza, sliced over a bed of salt cod, or even in eggs.  Ricotta you can add to pasta, onto a pizza or even eat as dessert with honey drizzled over the top!  We usually have both items in the house and I guess, it can be called a “staple”.  You will love this easy pasta dish … dinner in 25 minutes!

Recipe: Roasted Capsicum (red peppers) & Ricotta Pasta

*serves 2
*adapted from Donna Hay

200g whole wheat pasta

150 g roasted capsicum, roughly chopped

1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

2 small cloves garlic, minced

sea salt and cracked black pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

100 g fresh ricotta

1/2 cup basil leaves (suppose to use mint but it went bad)

Cook the pasta in a saucepan of salted, boiling water for 10 – 12 minutes or until al dente.  Drain and return to the pan.  Place the capsicum, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil in a bowl and stir to combine.  Add the pasta with the ricotta and basil and toss to combine.  Garnish with pine nuts.  Serve.  Eat.


  1. Beautiful pasta dish!!

  2. That looks delightful and so simple. I still haven’t bought a cookbook of hers because I’ve been trying to refrain from buying cookbooks. But lately I’ve given in a few times. Having access to Amazon at work is dangerous…

  3. Donna Hay is a freaking genius, is she not? Looks beautiful!

  4. Believe it or not, I’ve never even looked at a Donna Hay recipe! Clearly, I’m missing out!!!

  5. That’s my kind of supper! Only thing missing is the glass of red wine.

  6. This would have been a perfect entry for this month’s HHDD too!
    Gotta love Donna!

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