Ingredients Weight Measure
Butter 4 oz.
Onions, diced 2 oz. 1/4 cup
Garlic, minced 2 Tbsp.
Red bell pepper, diced 4 oz. 1/2 cup
Green bell pepper, diced 4 oz 1/2 cup
Marinara sauce 14 oz. 1-3/4 cup
Cajun seasoning 1/2 tsp.
TABASCO® brand Original Red Sauce 1 Tbsp.
Heart-shaped pasta, cooked 2 lbs. 24 cups
Pepper Jack cheese, shredded 12 oz. 1-1/2 cups


  1. Heat butter in a large pot. Add onions, garlic, and red and green peppers. Sauté, covered, for 10 minutes. Add marinara sauce, Cajun seasoning and TABASCO® Sauce. Cook sauce for 20 minutes, allowing all flavors to bloom.
  2. Toss 4 cups of pasta with 1/2 cup of sauce. Top with 2 Tbsp. of cheese. Dish may include toppings such as blackened chicken, shrimp, Andouille sausage, Tasso ham, catfish or other proteins.

Yield: 6 servings for two people to share

A warm, spicy offering designed to be shared by two people on Valentine's Day.