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Tomato and Roasted Pepper Cream

Prep: 5 mins | Cook: 5 min | Total: 10 min | Servings:8


Tomato and Roasted Pepper Cream
Tomato and Roasted Pepper Cream
Tomato and Roasted Pepper Cream
Often times you'll walk into an Italian restaurant and be offered a white sauce, or a red sauce. You can order a pizza and have it red or white. Certainly "red" is the more common variety in these instances, but white is just as tasty!

I'm here to tell you that the world isn't always so red and white. There are always going to be shades of pink.

Welcome to one of my personal favorites! This is a WONDERFUL accompaniment to pasta, zoodles, poured over a chicken breast, drizzled onto a bowl of buttered cauliflower, etc. It's got some pink from the tomatoes, as well as the slightly sweet roasted peppers. It's also got a little texture and smoky flavor coming from the bacon bits. Finally, there are the little speckles of fresh basil, to tie the whole thing together.

It's also INCREDIBLY fast to make; a perfect pairing with a plethora of meal ideas. Give it a shot!

Note: Reduced cream-based sauces tend to form a skin almost immediately. As a result, the photos aren't as "pink" as the sauce really was. Bear in mind ... the skin is delicious! :)

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IngredientsCaloriesFatProteinCarbsFiberSA'sNet Carbs
1 tbsp (14g)  butter1001100000
4 each (12g)  garlic clove, cut into thin rings16004004
1/4 cup (28.4g)  real bacon bits1006120000
2 medium (182g)  tomatoes, diced32028206
2 small (148g)  roasted bell peppers, peeled, seeded and diced45.8801.488.882.9605.92
1 cup (238g)  cream, heavy whipping8218857007
16 leaves (6.4g)  fresh basil, hand torn1.
salt and pepper, to taste0000000
Totals (of 8 Servings):1116.35105.06g20.67g28.07g5.09g0g22.98g
Per Serving:139.5413.13g2.58g3.51g0.64g0g2.87g *


  1. In a sauté pan over medium heat, add your butter.
  2. Quickly add your chopped garlic and bacon bits to the pan.
  3. The very moment the garlic begins to turn brown, add your diced tomatoes and peppers to the pan, with some salt and pepper. Turn your heat up high and cook for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add your cream. Let the sauce reduce until it's the appropriate viscosity for a sauce (probably about 3 to 6 minutes, depending on how hot your pan is). Watch it, so it doesn't burn.
  5. Once it's a nice thickness, taste it and adjust seasoning.
  6. Finally, stir in your fresh basil leaves.
  7. Serve!

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Hi Dj!

This looks wonderful!

Dumb Question: How do I roast the bell peppers?

(Sorry, I have never done this before....and the recipe doesn't tell how.)

 Cecil  11/8/2016


Hi Mirtala! Wow! You must really need to eat near zero carbs! 99% of my recipes are well below 10 grams of carbs, per serving. Most of the general public would consider that to be VERY low in carbs. I'm curious to know what your target is? I might be able to point a few fingers! I am glad you found this recipe, though. There are several like it! I'm a BIG fan of cream based sauces!

 DJ  3/4/2013


Ok I was thinking of unfriending you because I am a diabetic and the food that you have on looks so yummy but I can not have most of it! then I saw this one! it looks great and if I read it correct very low in carbs! I will keep any eye out for any low carbs! thaks!

 Mirtala  3/4/2013