A million years ago (give or take) I took cooking classes at Hipcooks! At the time they were in downtown LA in the old Brewery on Main. Since then they have expanded to several locations. The classes were/are phenomenal and this recipe for “Linguini with Sweet Bell Peppers” is inspired by a class I took there.
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Linguini with Sweet Bell Peppers and Serrano Chili on a white plate in the foreground and on a white platter in the background


Quick, Easy and Delicious!

This simple recipe only takes about 15 minutes to make and is colorful, light and beautiful! Budget friendly too.


Linguini with Sweet Bell Peppers and Serrano Chili on two white plates and a white platter with turquoise serving spoons


Let’s Chat About Bell Peppers:

Sweet bell peppers are amazingly beautiful and full of antioxidants. They start out green and as they ripen they turn yellow, then orange and finally red. The red bell peppers have five times the antioxidants of the green. As they ripen and change color they get sweeter and milder in flavor.


A yellow, orange and red bell pepper on a wood surface


How to Slice Bell Peppers:

When slicing bell peppers, place skin side down and cut thru the softer flesh on the inside. Remove seeds and the white pith. Slice into long strips and then cut crossways so you end up with a small dice.


A females hands cutting a red bell pepper on a cutting board


How to Work with Serrano Chilis:

Serrano chiles provide a bit of kick to this recipe. But handling them can be tricky. To see how to handle a pepper safely click here.
A series of photos of a woman hands demonstrating how to chop a serrano chili pepper



If you live without gluten you don’t have to miss out on exceptional pasta! Jovial Foods makes the best gluten free pasta around. I am lucky enough to live by a store that carries it, but if you aren’t you can order it here!


Sauteed peppers being poured into a large bowl of cooked linguini Linguini with Sweet Bell Peppers and Serrano Chili in a large cream colored bowl

A female hand sprinkling grated parmesan onto a big bowl of Linguini with Sweet Bell Peppers and Serrano Chili


The Recipe: Linguini with Sweet Bell Peppers Recipe

Tips and what you will need: To see how to handle a pepper safely click here. You will need a stock pot and a microplane. My gluten free friendsJovial Foods makes the best gluten free pasta around.

5 from 1 vote
Linguini with Sweet Bell Peppers and Serrano Chili
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

This recipe is adapted from a recipe I learned to make at Hipcooks, the most amazing cooking school in Los Angeles! I simply changed some of the amounts to suit my taste.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy dinner recipe, easy pasta recipe, kid-friendly recipes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
  • 1 16 oz package linguini
  • ½ of a yellow, ½ of a red, and ½ of an orange sweet bell pepper, diced
  • 2 small cloves garlic minced
  • 1-2 small Serrano chili peppers finely minced I use 1 ½ (see tutorial linked above for how to work with chilis!
  • ½ stick butter
  • 2-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Sea salt
  1. Place large pot of water to boil and cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. While water is heating and pasta is cooking, dice peppers, mince garlic and chili pepper.
  3. Melt butter in pan and add all peppers and garlic. Heat for 3-5 minutes. Peppers should be warm and slightly soft but not over cooked. Remove from heat.
  4. When pasta is al dente, drain pasta in colander, do not rinse!
  5. Pour pasta into a large bowl, drizzle with olive oil. Toss. Pour pepper mixture over pasta. Toss. Add cheese, toss. Salt to taste. Toss… serve.


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