This blog post is sponsored by Barilla® but all opinions are my own.
Easy, light, and tasty, these colorful Red Pepper Pasta Bowls consist of Barilla® Red Lentil pasta that is gently sauteed with onions, garlic, and red bell peppers and served up with purple cabbage, corn, and peas.
My daughter loves a bowl of pasta. So much so that when she was a toddler, she would work her way through a bowl of spaghetti by eating one spaghetti strand at a time.
I am not sure where she got that idea from. Maybe from The Lady and The Tramp? Or maybe she was trying to cleverly avoid the bits of broccoli I tossed into the spaghetti I served her? Or, maybe she was trying to make that bowl of spaghetti last as long as possible?
When I ask her about her toddler-spaghetti-eating ways, she just smiles and shrugs. Thankfully, she doesn’t still eat spaghetti one strand at a time. But, she still loves it!
And speaking of spaghetti and pasta, when I came across Barilla® Red Lentil pasta at the Publix near me, I had to grab a package to bring home to try. Barilla® pasta is a favorite in our home. Over the years, we have enjoyed Barilla® Collezione Orecchiette with mushrooms and sundried tomatoes. And, when Barilla® launched a gluten-free line, we were quick to try their gluten-free penne with a creamy butternut squash sauce.
Over the past 140 years, Barilla® has been creating delicious pasta, with several varieties that can be enjoyed by people with a variety of dietary needs. And, their Red Lentil and Chickpea versions give health-conscious food lovers a nutritious way to add variety to their pasta dishes, salads, and soups!
With one simple ingredient (you can pronounce) – chickpea or red lentil flour, Barilla® Chickpea and Red Lentil pasta offer a delicious taste and cooks up perfectly “al dente” every time. They have 23g of protein per 3.5oz serving and are an excellent source of fiber. Barilla® Chickpea and Red Lentil pasta are all certified gluten-free and non-GMO Project Verified.
And, by the way, Barilla® Red Lentil Spaghetti is the 2021 People Food Awards Winner!
Since my daughter moved out of state to pursue her Master’s, I have been trying to stay as busy as I can. Staying busy means I want meals that are quick, easy, and scrumptious. So, I decided to use some of the Barilla® Red Lentil pasta I brought home to make these quick, easy, and scrumptious Red Pepper Pasta Bowls.
What are the ingredients to make these Red Pepper Red Lentil Pasta Bowls?
These Red Pepper Red Lentil Pasta Bowls are made with the following 9 ingredients:
Barilla® Red Lentil Spaghetti,
Red bell pepper,
I wanted to really taste the red lentil pasta so I opted to not use a lot of other ingredients. This simple recipe is quite versatile too. You can easily substitute the peas, corn, and purple cabbage for beans, carrots, and maybe some pan-roasted mushrooms or any of your favorite veggies or meats.
I have got to say, I understand why Barilla®’s Red Lentil Pasta won that award. It holds up well even though I boiled it a little over the 7-minute package recommended time and then added it to a hot pan with the sauteed onion, garlic, and red bell pepper.
When I make my next batch, I might toss Barilla® Red Lentil Pasta with some of this spiced creamy butternut squash sauce. Or, I might grab some Vero Gusto® pasta sauce and enjoy it with that.
Barilla®’s current premium Vero Gusto® pasta sauce is made from tomatoes grown in Italy, the very heart of the Mediterranean. Each sauce is made with a simple list of delicious ingredients, nothing artificial and no added sugar,* to deliver true taste, no compromises, for shareworthy Mediterranean meals. Combine Barilla® Chickpea or Red Lentil pasta with Vero Gusto® pasta sauce to enjoy meals that are both good for you and good for the planet.
If you are looking for tasty gluten-free pasta, I urge you to try out Barilla® Chickpea and Red Lentil pasta. You can find Barilla® Chickpea and Red Lentil pasta in the pasta aisle at Publix and several other stores.