Monday, February 21, 2011

Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes

I almost didn't blog about this dish. It is so easy, it really doesn't qualify as a "recipe." But it was a perfect "Meatless Monday" dish, easily converted to a side dish (maybe for Italian Breaded Pork Chops) if you aren't into the whole Meatless Monday idea.

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Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes

All you really need is your favorite pasta (I usually allow 2 oz per person) and a jar of sun-dried tomatoes. I like to purchase the big jar pictured here from Costco. We keep it in the fridge and have sun-dried tomatoes on hand whenever we need them. It is much cheaper than buying small jars at the store each time a recipe calls for them. Cook the pasta according to package directions.

While the pasta is cooking, heat up the sun-dried tomatoes with olive oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat. The tomatoes we buy are packed in olive oil with garlic and herbs, but if yours aren't then you may want to add some minced garlic and italian seasoning.

Drain the pasta and toss with olive oil/tomato mixture. Season to taste with salt and red pepper.

Serve with a garnish of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired. It's as simple as that!

This recipe is featured in Menu Plan 12.


  1. This looks so good! I might have to think about this for this week's dinner. I love sun dried tomatoes!!


  2. My mom always made this, but with chicken in it for those of us who have a hard time going meatless.