Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

"I'm in heaven when I have this. It's so rich & creamy. The success to this recipe relies on the sun-dried tomatoes. I find Unico's julienned cut sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil are the best. Make sure to pick a jar that the sun-dried tomatoes are still bright red, not brown."
photo by Sous Chef Bentley photo by Sous Chef Bentley
photo by Sous Chef Bentley
photo by Sous Chef Bentley photo by Sous Chef Bentley
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  • In a non-stick pan, melt 1 tbsp of butter over medium heat.
  • Saute the garlic.
  • Stir in sun-dried tomatoes, whipping cream & brandy.
  • Simmer over medium heat until reduced by half.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Just prior to serving, whisk in butter.
  • Stir in the cooked bow tie pasta.
  • Toss with fresh basil.
  • Serve.

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  1. D E.
    Very disappointed in this recipe based on all the 5-star reviews. Used it for an event and also got feedback from a chef friend. Considering the ingredients, it was flavorless. Made first batch exactly as stated and when that failed, made another with the addition of butter and grated parmesan at the end. Slightly better but still quite flavorless.
  2. HappyBunny
    This is a fantastic recipe! I made a couple of alterations to suit our palates and I think they worked amazingly well. I added finely sliced spring onions with the garlic and instead of brandy, I used a dry sherry. Finally, when the sauce was added to the pasta, I stirred in a small bag of baby spinach and allowed it to wilt and then sprinkled in some chilli flakes. Delicious, and definitely a recipe that will be made again! Thanks for sharing.
  3. MonsterMaha
    I made this for PAC 2012. Well, this was sinfully delicious and so elegant! I served it alongside chicken and greens and it was a really tasty meal. Thanks for posting a great recipe!
  4. wvgemini
    So very good! I used campanelli instead of bowties and the little shells held the sauce very well. I will definately make this again!
  5. Night Owl
    A sinfully delicious meal! Served with warm crusty bread & garlic butter. Normally our pasta would have some form of meat or poultry in it but we did not miss it at all. I believe the brandy is a must. It adds a depth of flavour which turns a good pasta dish into a great one!!! Thanks for posting.


<p>My husband &amp; I love to travel. In my early twenties, I backpacked around the world for nine months. I fell in love with Asia &amp; we've been going back ever since. Our beloved 13 year old golden retriever was our sous chef, Bentley would help us by flopping down in front of the stove every time we started to cook. We will miss him so much!!</p>
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