Fettuccine with Sweet Pepper-Cayenne Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Fettuccine with Sweet Pepper-Cayenne Sauce Recipe
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Fettuccine with Sweet-Pepper Cayenne Sauce
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  • READY IN 15 mins

Fettuccine with Sweet Pepper-Cayenne Sauce

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"Very flavorful and spicy. You'll never know it's a healthy dish. You can also add some cut up grilled chicken - wonderful!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, spray cooking oil in a large skillet and saute red bell peppers, garlic and cayenne pepper over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in sour cream and broth; simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
  4. Toss hot pasta with sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste; serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 22, 2007

WOW! this was a huge hit at my house. I took the advice of others and watched the amount of liquid I used so it wouldn't come out too runny. I made a full batch and used only 1/2 c. of chicken broth instead of 3/4 and it turned out perfect. I used the same amount of cayenne as the recipe called for because I can handle spice, but for those who are sensitive I suggest cutting the spice in half or less. I doubled the garlic, added some chopped onions in while sauteeing the peppers, and a couple pinches of dried oregano and basil and it turned out AMAZING! I'll definitely be making this on a regular basis

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 10, 2011

This was NOT appreciated by my family. There was way too much parmesan and it was too runny. Not good tasting at all.

Sep 13, 2007

This is a very nice recipe. The concerns regarding the watery consistency can be remidied by cooking down (and finishing) the sauce to taste including the cheese, BEFORE you add the sour cream. Sour cream does not like to be cooked nor does it reheat well...any sauce that you have added it to, will loose most of it's flavor. What was once yummy becomes flat...It is best used and eaten at once.

Dec 09, 2006

Great recipe. It's delicious and so easy. I followed the recipe exactly except for adding chicken and little more cayenne. It reminded me of the Penne Rosa you can get at Noodles restaurant. Next time I'll make it more like the penne rosa by adding some fresh tomatoes, spinach, and mushrooms.

Aug 22, 2006

I made this exact but used Fat Free sour cream and whole wheat spaghetti pasta and it was still fantastic. Thanks! :)

Mar 15, 2004

I just got done eating this dish. i added the Cayenne pepper, after saute'ing the peppers garlic and onion, it toned down the kick alot, i also used only a 1/2 tsp of cayenne, and 1/2 cup of broth, as for the thickness debate on this recipe, its all in the simmering =), My GF said it was still too spicy for her, so i think i'll use 1/4 tsp of cayenne, best thing ive noticed about this dish is its cheap to make, cost me less than $10, and took only 20 mins to make. this dish is at least worth a try if you like cayenne pepper, red peppers and garlic =)

Sep 01, 2007

I also added onions with the peppers and served with grilled chicken. Both added a lot. I also used a tomato basil fettuccine and this was a great compliment to the pasta. Don't use a parmeson and romano blend - I tried that and it did not melt well in the sauce. The parmeson worked great. I will make again.

Apr 30, 2007

This was very easy and very good! Something different from the usual red sauce or white sauce.


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  • Calories
  • 475 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 69.3 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 20.3 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 403 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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