Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Dinner Recipe

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Another Sunday night, another pasta dinner recipe. Joel and I love our pasta dishes. They are so easy to make and you can mix up the ingredients to create a new dinner recipe each time. For this recipe, I did our usual mixed greens, but I treated myself to ranch dressing. I added in our favorite pasta night sparkling water and kept it simple with a big pot of the pasta dish.

This sun-dried tomato pasta dinner recipe is a recurring dish in our monthly meals.

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Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Yield: 4 servings
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Sun-dried tomato pasta served over penne pasta.


  • 1 lb penne pasta or pasta of choice
  • 3-4 minced garlic cloves
  • Kosher salt + freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 jar of sundried tomatoes in olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups of organic heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 3/4 cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish on plates


  1. Cook pasta of choice until al dente and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a saute pan over medium-low heat.
  3. Add a dash of salt, freshly ground pepper, and a dash of olive oil from the jar of sun-dried tomato jar.
  4. Once the pan is hot, but not smoking, add the sun-dried tomatoes. Allow them to cook and blister slightly, adding a touch of olive oil as needed and moving the tomatoes around.
  5. Once the tomatoes are cooked and blistered, remove them from the pan and set them aside.
  6. Add the garlic and allow it to slightly brown, then add the heavy cream and butter.
  7. Whisk the mix around lightly, then slowly add the grated Parmesan cheese.
  8. You can add fresh herbs here. I didn't because I didn't have them on hand, but I typically use freshly chopped parsley in this dish.
  9. Turn the mixture to a low heat setting and let it thicken. You can add more cream and cheese as needed.
  10. Once the mixture has thickened but is not sticking to the bottom of the pan, add the pasta in handfuls at a time and toss into the sauce.
  11. Top off the pasta mixture with the blistered tomatoes and mix in before serving.
  12. Serve immediately.


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