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Pesto Calabrese and it's creamy burrata - Italian pesto with bell pepper and ricotta

If you know the classic green pesto and use it often, try this pesto with bell peppers and ricotta, you'll love it ! It has a fabulous texture and taste so good, you can use it with pasta or make buschetta toast with it :-) Add a creamy burrata on top and you'll have the best combo ever !
Main Dish
4 servings
10 min
10 min
20 min
Very Easy

Video

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Ingredients

4

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Materials

  • freezer bag

Preparation

  • Step 1 - Pesto Calabrese and it's creamy burrata - Italian pesto with bell pepper and ricotta
    Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C), grill function. Cut the red bell pepper in half, remode the seeds and place it skin-up on a baking sheet.
  • Step 2 - Pesto Calabrese and it's creamy burrata - Italian pesto with bell pepper and ricotta
    Bake for 20 minutes : the skin has to be black and the pepper has to be tender.
  • Step 3 - Pesto Calabrese and it's creamy burrata - Italian pesto with bell pepper and ricotta
    Put the baked pepper in a freezer bag, close it and leave to rest for 10 minutes. Open the bag and peel the peppers.
  • Step 4 - Pesto Calabrese and it's creamy burrata - Italian pesto with bell pepper and ricotta
    Cut onion into strips and cook it in a hot pan with olive oil until tender and translucent. Set aside.
  • Step 5 - Pesto Calabrese and it's creamy burrata - Italian pesto with bell pepper and ricotta
    Put the bell pepper, onion, ricotta, pecorino, parmesan, tomato paste, salt and olive oil in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Step 6 - Pesto Calabrese and it's creamy burrata - Italian pesto with bell pepper and ricotta
    Transfer into a hermetic box and refrigerate or use it directly.
  • Step 7 - Pesto Calabrese and it's creamy burrata - Italian pesto with bell pepper and ricotta
    Cook the pasta into salted boiling water 1 minute less than the time recommended on the box. Add sauce and some of the pasta water. Stir in the pan on medium it until the water is absorbed.
  • Step 8 - Pesto Calabrese and it's creamy burrata - Italian pesto with bell pepper and ricotta
    Serve the pasta in a plate, add a burrata on top. Cut the burrata to open it and add a drizzle of olive oil, some salt and pepper and enjoy !


Photos

Pesto Calabrese and it's creamy burrata - Italian pesto with bell pepper and ricotta, photo 1
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Pesto Calabrese and it's creamy burrata - Italian pesto with bell pepper and ricotta, photo 4
Pesto Calabrese and it's creamy burrata - Italian pesto with bell pepper and ricotta, photo 5
Pesto Calabrese and it's creamy burrata - Italian pesto with bell pepper and ricotta, photo 6

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