Pasta with Trader Joes Roasted Red Pepper Spread

I adore Trader Joes - who doesn't, really?  My big brother is a 'Captain' of a TJs and every time I shop there or tell him about my latest favorite product he reminds me that I'm helping to feed his family.  So thanks everyone for feeding my two nieces and nephew!  There are lots of fun recipes out there using TJs ingredients, so I thought I'd give my own a go.  I was making this roasted red pepper pasta last week and remembered that I had the TJs Roasted Red Pepper Spread in the pantry. 

Rather than cooking up the onion, garlic, red peppers, etc. and having to use my mini food processor, I thought I'd make up a sauce with the spread instead.  Turned out pretty darn good and I had quite a bit less cleanup.

Angel Hair with TJs Roasted Red Pepper Spread, Toasted Walnuts and Goat Cheese

12 oz jar of Roasted Red Pepper Spread
14 oz can of diced tomatoes with juice
1 T olive oil
1 t dried thyme
1/3 C toasted walnuts, crumbled
4 oz goat cheese, crumbled

Heat olive oil in saucepan over medium heat and add diced tomatoes and dried thyme.  Let them cook down for about 10 minutes.  Once the tomatoes have thickened a bit, mash them up with a potato masher or the back of a spoon.  Add the jar of pepper spread and stir to combine.  Cook until heated through - about 3 minutes.  Meanwhile, bring large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta of your choice according to package directions.  Add sauce to cooked pasta and top with walnuts and goat cheese. 



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