This simple Italian recipe uses only a few ingredients to create a pasta dish that's a beautiful tribute to the power of peppers. This versatile sauce is made from bell peppers, lots of garlic, tomatoes, and a hint of mint to finish the dish off.

Pepperonata: Garlicky Bell Pepper Sauce [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 1 1/2 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 1/2 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 1/2 yellow pepper, sliced
  • 4  cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/4 cups tomato purée
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 17 2/3 ounces penne (gluten-free if needed)


  1. Place the peppers and garlic in a pot and sauté them for 2 minutes in 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the wine and allow to evaporate.
  2. Add the tomato purée, 1 cup of water, and the mint and allow the sauce to simmer.
  3. Pour the rest of the oil over the sauce and season it with salt and pepper. Cook the penne according to the package instructions.
  4. Drain the pasta and transfer them to the pot with the peppers.
  5. Stir the mixture until the pasta is completely coated.


You can also enjoy the pepperonata as an appetizer, as a side, or as a bruschetta topping.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 2527| Total Carbs: 420g | Total Fat: 63g | Total Protein: 72g | Total Sodium: 151mg | Total Sugar: 50g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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