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Roasted Tomatoes and Red Bell Pepper Cheesy Sauce

This Sauce is absolutely versatile and not only can it be used for pastas, but you can also use it on your pizza, or as a dipping sauce for your bread.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: 20 mins Easy Recipe, Freezer Friendly Recipes
Servings: 32 Oz
Author: Aayushi Patel

Ingredients

  • 2 14.5 Oz Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 Fire Roasted Bell Peppers The Jar usually has 4-5 Roasted Bell Peppers. We will use only 2 for the recipe.
  • 1+1/2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 + 1/2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp Red Chili Flakes
  • 1 Tsp Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Finely Chopped Green Chillies
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Basil Roughly Chopped
  • 1 Medium Onion Finely Chopped
  • Salt to Taste
  • 4 Slices White Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 Slices Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 Slices Mozarella Cheese
  • 3/4 Cup Milk Warm (I microwave the milk for 45 secs and add to the sauce avoid curdling)
  • 2 Tbsp Heavy Cream

Instructions

  • Add the Canned Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, Rosted Red Bell Pepper and Nutritional Yeast in a blender jar. Pulse it until smooth. Keep it aside.
  • In a heavy bottom pan, add olive oil on medium flame. let it heat up.
  • Next add in the oregano, red chili flakes, freshly cracked black pepper, garlic, green chilies, onions, fresh basil and salt. Sauté on medium flame until onions start to turn brown.
  • Next add in the prepared tomato and bell pepper sauce.
  • Once it starts to simmer, add the cheese's and let them melt evenly.
  • Once they melt, add in the milk, and let the sauce simmer.
  • Now add the heavy cream, check for salt and you are done.
  • To make Pasta with this sauce on the same day, Boil one box of pasta as per the instructions. Drain them and add them to the sauce. Top it with some parmesan cheese and more fresh basil and serve with the side of garlic bread.
  • To freeze the sauce for later use, let the sauce completely cool down. Add this sauce to a freezer safe container and enjoy it within a month of freezing.