Penne With Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Charlotte J

Saw this on Everyday Italian, it looks soooo good and easy to make. Recipe from Giada De Laurentiis

Top Review by Denise

This was delicious. It's a bit calorie laden for us, but I had some leftover pesto to use up and this fit the bill. I didn't find it quite creamy enough to suit me, so I added a bit of cream. One of the best tomato based pasta dishes I've found.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.
  2. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
  3. 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.
  4. Transfer the tomato mixture to a large bowl.
  5. Stir in the Parmesan.
  6. Add the pasta to the pesto and toss to coat, adding enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten.
  7. Season the pasta, to taste, with salt and pepper and serve.

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