Linguini with Sweet Bell Peppers and Serrano Chili

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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
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.