Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Portobello Mushroom, Hot and Sweet Pepper Ragu with Pappardelle

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the broiler and char the red cherry and bell peppers until evenly blackened. Place in a bowl and cover to cool. Peel and seed the peppers. Finely dice the red cherry peppers, and then chop the red bell peppers into 1/4-inch dice. 
  2. Meanwhile, heat the EVOO in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat and add the pancetta to render, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the mushrooms and cook until dark and tender, 12 to 15 minutes. 
  3. Add the rosemary, sage, thyme, marjoram, garlic, onions and some salt and black pepper and cook 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and roasted peppers. Deglaze with the wine and cook until reduced by half, scraping reducing up the bits on the bottom of the pan, about 2 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes break down, 30 minutes. 
  4. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pappardelle to al dente. Reserve 1 cup of the starchy cooking water before draining, and tossing the pasta with the sauce and the cooking water 1 minute. To serve, combine the pasta with lots of grated pecorino, passing more at the table, for topping.

Cook’s Note

For a make-ahead meal, cool and store the ragu. Reheat over medium heat, cooking the pasta right before serving.

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