We first found this recipe via friends, who made it for a small dinner party they hosted at their house. (small = them and us). We loved it so much, friend pulled the recipe down of the fridge and sent it home with us. We have since made it for other friends as well as my parents. And if my mom likes something new, it must be good, because she's incredibly picky.
You can find the recipe here.
I don't really measure out the tomatoes or peppers, but you certainly can. I rarely have fresh basil, so I leave that out, and we substitute unsweetened almond milk for the heavy cream.
First, chop up the peppers, tomatoes and garlic.
Let me tell you right now. Working with sun-dried tomatoes that are packed in oil is not fun. Those babies are slippery little suckers. And kind of weird to handle.
Heat up the oil and saute the garlic in a deep pan. Then, toss all the ingredients in with the garlic and simmer while boiling the water for the pasta.
Simmer away, my friends.
The recipe calls for penne, you could really use anything that blows your skirt up, tonight, we used torteloni, though we've used whatever's on hand in the past.