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20 MIN
Serves : 4

This incredibly simple recipe relies on top-quality goat cheese and gorgeous bell peppers. Substitute piquillo peppers if you'd prefer a subtle, smoky flavor. Plus: Pasta Recipes and Tips

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large pot of generously salted boiling water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving 3/4 cup of the cooking water.

Step 2    

Meanwhile, in a mini food processor, combine the whole roasted peppers, anchovies, garlic, tapenade and thyme and process until finely chopped. Add the goat cheese and process until smooth. Season the sauce with salt and pepper.

Step 3    

Return the pasta to the pot. Add the sauce, the roasted red pepper strips and 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta cooking water and cook over moderate heat, tossing, until the pasta is thoroughly coated, about 2 minutes; add more of the pasta cooking water if the sauce is dry. Season the pasta with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowls and serve, passing cheese on the side.

Suggested Pairing

Zesty Soave.

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