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Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

by Veronica Brandy – Updated Aug 12, 2020
Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta
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Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta – Besides being incredibly easy to make, this creamy sun-dried tomato pasta cooks up super fast, and leave you feeling full and happy! With its hearty flavors and only a handful of ingredients, this easy pasta recipe is one you will keep around for a while.

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Ingredients list for the Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

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Directions

1. To make the creamy sun-dried tomato pasta: Cook pasta according to package instructions, until al dente. Drain, reserving some pasta water and set aside. 

2. In the meantime, saute minced garlic, onion, and drained sun-dried tomatoes in a large skillet with 2 tablespoons of oil reserved from the sun-dried tomatoes jar. Saute for 1 minute until fragrant. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt, paprika, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper and cook on medium heat for 2 minutes more.

3. Add half and half and chicken or vegetable stock to the skillet and bring to a simmer. Add a bit of pasta water to thin the sauce if it’s too thick.

4. Remove the sauce from heat. Stir in cooked pasta and mix well. Adjust seasoning, sprinkle with basil and parmesan, and more crushed red pepper if desired. Serve the creamy sun-dried tomato pasta immediately. the Enjoy!

Tips for the Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta recipe

This creamy pasta recipe with sun-dried tomatoes is just the kind of weeknight meal that’s guaranteed to become a new favorite. A winning combination for the whole family! Here are a few tips to make the best creamy pasta ever!

  • To prevent cooked pasta from sticking together, wait until the water is at a full, rapid boil before adding the farfalle. Then stir the pasta as it cooks, aim for stirring every 2-3 minutes.
  • Use good quality parmesan that will you grate yourself. Not the white sandy dust packaged in plastic boxes we sometimes find in the grocery aisle.

What other types of pasta can we use?

Use any pasta shape that holds the sauce well. Penne and rotini make excellent alternatives.

How and how long to store the creamy pasta leftovers?

This creamy pasta recipe keeps well in the fridge for 2 or 3 days. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave, adding a tiny splash of water to loosen up the sauce if necessary.

What other readers are saying about this creamy pasta recipe

“Delicious creamy sauce! I added chopped bacon & mushrooms to further the dish and my husband loved it!” – Susan

“Very good. Had to adjust because I used plant-based half n half and it didn’t want to thicken, but it was easy and delish.” – Rachelle

“Easy pasta recipe, super quick to make, and turned out yummy.” – Shelby

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