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Spicy Red Pepper Pasta - 4 Ingredients

Currently my favorite lazy girl recipe! If you’re looking for a more “from scratch” recipe try my Roasted Red Pepper Vodka Sauce that’s basically just a sheet pan recipe.

You’ll need

  • 2oz dry pasta - I like using fun shapes

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1/3 cup TJs Red Pepper Spread

  • 3-4 tablespoons half & half

  • freshly grated parmesan, measure with your heart


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add in the pasta and cook until al-dente. Save 1/2 cup of pasta water before draining the pasta.

  2. Add black pepper and red pepper flakes to a skillet and toast over medium low heat for two minutes to bring out the flavor + heat. Splash in 1/4 cup pasta water and then add in the red pepper spread. Use a whisk or spatula to stir as it loosens up. Cook for a couple minutes. Add in half & half and stir. If the sauce is too thick, add more pasta water.

  3. Add in the parmesan, let it melt then add in the pasta. Cook for a couple minutes then turn off the heat. Top with more parmesan and red pepper flakes if you want. Enjoy!

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