Rotini with Roasted Poblanos and Tomatoes

Roasted poblano pasta

In the West, we live such busy lives that sometimes we forget the importance of eating. Yes, we regard eating (you know, that act that keeps us alive and kicking) as a waste of time or something that can be skipped or done at our desks, or in front of the computer and TV. Maybe I am just old school, but I grew up in a house and a culture where meals, and having them together as a family, were the most important parts of the day, all of them.

I confess that I am guilty of eating in front of my computer or TV a lot, but that is something I have been trying to change. But I am proud to say that I haven’t been skipping meals for several months now. Breakfast is always the most important of my meals followed by lunch. Dinners for me are always small and usually not as complicated as my other meals, not that I make very complicated meals, anyway. Making simple, yet nutritious and delicious meals has helped me improve my eating habits.

And this pasta dish is just an example. I mixed leftover whole-wheat rotini with turkey sausage, olive oil, garlic and roated poblano peppers and tomatoes and some crumbled queso fresco on top. It turned out to be a very simple and delicious lunch that didn’t take more than 15 minutes to prepare.  A light and healthy lunch to face the second half the workday is the best part of my day. A quick nap after your lunch would be perfect, unfortunately this is not a perfect world, hehe.

Roasted poblano pasta

¡Buen provecho!

I am sending this dish to Presto Pasta Nights #164. The host this time around is Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook. Please visit her blog tomorrow, Friday May 21st, for the roundup.


  • Perfect for the warmer days! A lovely dish!



  • I'm a fan of whole wheat pasta, and the roasted poblanos and tomatoes sound fantastic with it! This is a great, healthy meal.

  • That looks amazing, Ben! Something that should be savored :)

  • That is a great dish. We too are working at getting back to sitting down together at the table for meals. Thanks for sharing this tasty treat with Presto Pasta Night. No one can use the excuse "It takes to long to make" any more.

  • That does sound like a wonderful pasta…now I just have to wait for the poblanos in my garden to grow

  • I am guilty of skipping meals Ben and do need to chnage my ways. Your pasta dish would convince me!!

  • This looks really healthy and delicious! Great for Summer.

  • Now why is it that our culture does not embrace the siesta? I love traveling in Mexico where things shut down for a few hours after lunch. It's the hottest part of the day, and perfect for a nap.

  • My bad, too – always eating on the go, even when I'm home.

    This is a great meal, Ben. I love roasted peppers. Thanks for sharing your recipe for PPN!

  • I love everything in here. I bet the roasted poblano gives it a nice flavor and heat!

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