Penne With Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

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

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Denise! November 10, 2009

I love sun dried tomatoes so for me this was easily 5 stars. It was bold, big flavor. Loved it. My husband did not care for it, but he doesn't love sun dried tomatoes to the extent that I do.

WW Girl September 06, 2011

Delicious, I used packed grated mozzarella because I couldn't find thicker grated Parmesan where I lived. You got this recipe from food at Everyday Italian didn't you?

Flying Dumpling August 23, 2009

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