Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

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Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta
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Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta - #pasta #recipe #eatwell101 - This creamy sun-dried tomato pasta will leave you feeling satisfied and happy with its hearty flavors.

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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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!

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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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  • Kate

    2024-03-06 20:01:46

    Amazing!! I made a few tweaks however- I used heavy cream in place of half and half, used double the amount of pasta, extra half cup of chicken broth (didn’t use stock and let it cook down before adding cream), a ladle of pasta water, and about half a block of freshly grated parmesan to thicken the sauce. It has a wonderful hint of spice with the paprika and red pepper flakes.

  • Paige Franklin

    2023-01-30 20:03:20

    I have made this before and made a couple of adjustments. first, I used heavy cream (no milk or half / half). Second, I switched out paprika with a teaspoon of Italian red wine. I also reduced the amount of stock to half cup. Came out perfect!

  • Alicia

    2023-01-12 17:31:10

    Came out super good but I made some changes. Didn’t use chicken stock at all just used a bit of pasta water and half & half. Had to add Parmesan cheese to thicken the sauce. Would maybe just use heavy whipping cream next time. I also added chicken and bacon.

  • Lynne

    2022-09-16 17:52:30

    Sauce is very thin… I added Parmesan (the grated kind that I shouldn’t) to the sauce and that helped thicken. I also added prosciutto which added more flavor. I omitted garlic and onion as I don’t ever cook with either… allergies. Overall, pretty tasty!

  • Crystal

    2022-07-18 21:16:04

    I made this tonight and it was fantastic. I did use the grated parmesan cheese like it told me not to. I also added truffle oil, and a whole bunch more garlic. It turned out great. Will make again

  • Cheryl

    2021-09-11 14:41:00

    Absolutely loved it! Thanks!

  • Naomi

    2021-08-07 04:26:08

    The flavours are beautiful but having read the comments I omitted the milk and let the stock cook down before adding a couple tablespoons of cream. Delicious!

  • Daniel

    2021-06-29 11:55:00

    Ended up being delicious but had to make a major tweak, the sauce is extremely thin and not a the proper consistency of a sauce if you follow the directions, I added about a cup of grated Parmesan cheese and that thickened it to proper consistency!

  • Mama

    2021-06-26 19:25:15

    I made this and was really disappointed. I could not get the sauce to thicken!!

  • Cass

    2021-05-28 21:39:16

    Honestly, the flavor is a huge miss. Super disappointed

  • Jessica

    2021-03-21 20:22:19

    The milk takes too long to thicken

  • Renee

    2021-03-07 09:21:43

    Can I add chicken and if so how should I? Thank you!!!

  • courtney

    2021-02-07 19:20:23

    OMG. literally insane how good this is. like restaurant quality, i’ll be making it weekly!!! so fast and easy you must try it

  • Cathy

    2021-01-24 16:34:14

    Made this today. It was delicious. I used sundried tomatoes that were dry. I rehydrated them in warm water. Made pan sauteed chicken breast to serve with the pasta. Cooked the sauce in the same pan as the chicken which added a lot of flavor. I let it simmer for a few minutes after I added the pasta to thicken the sauce.

  • Anon

    2021-01-07 18:33:22

    No times? Just bring the sauce to a simmer? It surely must have to be reduced to thicken, no?

  • Crystal

    2021-01-05 16:12:21

    It smelled and looked so good but my milk curdled for some reason

  • Kathy and Thom Satterlee

    2020-11-01 19:44:13

    Delicious! Our tomatoes were not sun-dried, but dried with a dehydrator and reconstituted with great flavor. The cream sauce wasn't too heavy, just right. Easy recipe, will do again!

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