Pasta With Pepperoncini Peppers Sauce Recipe

Pasta With Pepperoncini Peppers Sauce Recipe – light, flavorful and delicious, tangy homemade pasta sauce, made with tomatoes, bacon and pepperoncini peppers, served with spaghetti.
A pan/skillet with spaghetti with tomato pepperoncini peppers sauce and bacon. Thongs with spaghetti


Brighten every bite with Mezzetta Peperoncini – this pasta is very easy to make and perfect for summer. The pasta sauce is tangy, with slight heat from the peperoncini peppers. It only takes 30 minutes to prepare and it makes a great, quick, weeknight family dinner.

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ll say it again. I struggle with weeknight dinner ideas. The weekends are great – we either make something on the grill or go out.

Weekdays are busy and go by fast. By the time I get some work done, run errands and spend time with my child, it is almost dinner time. And I need to prepare it in between 30 and 60 minutes most of the time.

A bowl full with Pasta With Pepperoncini Peppers Sauce - made with bacon, topped with parmesan and basil. Easy weeknight meal.

This is why I love pasta dishes – they cook fast. Even when you make your homemade pasta sauce.

If you are looking for more weeknight pasta dishes, you can check these out: Balsamic Mushroom Bacon Pasta Recipe, One Pot Creamy Tomato Chicken Spinach Pasta or Fettuccine With Homemade Red Pasta Sauce And Fontinella Cheese.

This Pasta With Pepperoncini Peppers Sauce Recipe is the perfect example. It is perfect for a quick dinner year round. I’ve made it 3 times already this month. Just love the taste and how simple to make it is. You can also make the sauce in advance, keep it in the fridge (for up to 3 days) and just add it to cooked pasta  when you’d like.

The pasta sauce is made with canned tomatoes, onions, garlic, bacon, olive oil and Mezzetta Peperoncini peppers. I used the sliced peperoncini peppers variety, because I needed them sliced for the recipe.

A jar of pickled Mezzetta Peperoncini deli-sliced peppers for a pasta sauce recipe

The recipe for this Pasta With Pepperoncini Peppers Sauce is adapted from a popular cook book.

This pepperoncini pasta sauce full of flavor. I also used bacon in it, but you can definitely leave it out, if you’d like to keep the pasta vegetarian.

The pickled Mezzetta Peperoncini peppers are a family favorite. I like to snack on them straight from the jar. I add them to salad, sandwiches and top my pizza with them.

Easy, light full of flavor. Pan with pasta with pepperoncini peppers pasta sauce - a few simple ingredients to make

Even though these peppers are mild (in my opinion), make sure you don’t use too much, if your family is not used to the heat.

Bowl of fresh summer spaghetti dish, made with tomato pepperoncini pasta sauce, bacon and olives. Topped with fresh basil.

I love taking my simple everyday recipes to crave worthy with Mezzatta Peperoncini.

Lidia Bastianich pepperoncini pasta sauce, made with a jar of Mezzetta peperoncini peppers.

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Have you tried Mezzetta Peperoncini? Do you have a recipe using them to brighten up your summer day?

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A pan with spaghetti with tomato pepperoncini peppers sauce and bacon. Thongs with spaghetti
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Pasta With Pepperoncini Peppers Sauce Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Pasta With Pepperoncini Peppers Sauce Recipe - light, flavorful and delicious, tangy homemade pasta sauce, made with tomatoes, bacon and pepperoncini peppers, served with spaghetti.

Course: Main
Servings: 4
Calories: 295 kcal
Ingredients
  • 8 oz spaghetti
  • 6 stripes bacon chopped
  • 1 onion small
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 32 oz peeled whole canned tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp Deli-Sliced Mezzetta Peperoncini (+ more for topping)
  • 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan optional
  • fresh basil optional
  • salt + pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until cooked, but not too crispy.

  2. Add onion and garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning.

  3. Add tomatoes and Mezzetta Peperoncini, continue cooking for 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the tomatoes are cooked and liquid has almost evaporated. Season with salt and pepper. 

  4. In the mean time cook pasta following the directions on the package.

  5. Add olives to the sauce.

  6. Add pasta to the pan with sauce and toss to combine. 

  7. Serve, topped with fresh basil, parmesan and more Mezzetta peperoncini.

Nutrition Facts
Pasta With Pepperoncini Peppers Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 510mg 21%
Potassium 630mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 8g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 7.4%
Vitamin C 43.4%
Calcium 12.3%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Pasta With Pepperoncini Peppers Sauce Recipe - light, flavorful and delicious, tangy homemade pasta sauce, made with tomatoes, bacon and pepperoncini peppers, served with spaghetti.