Penne with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

Penne w/Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

I heart penne pasta, I heart sun-dried tomatoes, and I heart pesto! Put ’em all together, and whaddaya get? Yumminess. That’s what! Try this genius masterpiece a-sap! It’s awesome served hot or cold:)


12 ounces penne pasta
1 (8.5-ounce) jar sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil
2 garlic cloves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan


Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.

Meanwhile, blend the sun-dried tomatoes and their oil, garlic, salt and pepper, to taste, and basil in a food processor and blend until the tomatoes are finely chopped. Transfer the tomato mixture to a large bowl. Stir in the Parmesan.

Add the pasta to the pesto and toss to coat, adding enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten. Season the pasta, to taste, with salt and pepper and serve.

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One thought on “Penne with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

  1. Awesome recipe! I love pesto & sundried tomatoes. I would also add roasted red peppers to this!

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