Easy Pesto Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Create a tantalizing journey for your taste buds with this Easy Pesto Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes. Imagine a plate filled with al dente pasta coated in a vibrant green pesto sauce, enriched with the sweet and tangy essence of sun-dried tomatoes.
- 8 oz. of your favorite pasta
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/3 cup pine nuts
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the pasta according to package instructions; drain and set aside.
- In a food processor, combine basil, Parmesan, pine nuts, and garlic. Pulse until finely chopped.
- With the processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil until the mixture forms a smooth pesto.
- Season the pesto with salt and pepper to taste.
- Toss the cooked pasta with the pesto sauce, ensuring each strand is coated.
- Gently fold in the sun-dried tomatoes.
- Serve warm, garnished with additional Parmesan if desired.
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Experience the joy of Italian flavors with this Easy Pesto Pasta. The aromatic basil, creamy Parmesan, and zesty sun-dried tomatoes create a symphony of tastes that will transport you straight to the heart of Italy.
Nutrition Information (per serving): 380 calories, 12g protein, 45g carbohydrates, 5g fiber, 3g sugar, 18g fat, 5g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 15mg cholesterol, 480mg sodium
Indulge in this culinary masterpiece, and let the delicious simplicity of Easy Pesto Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes elevate your dining experience.