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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta


Try our amazing sun dried tomato pesto pasta recipe .


  • 340 grams pasta
  • 200 to 250 gram jar of sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 whole garlic cloves
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water cook the pasta until Al dente (roughly 8 to 10 min). Drain but reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
  2. In a blender add the sun-dried tomatoes with the oil in the jar, garlic, smoked paprika, salt and pepper and basil. Blend well together then transfer the tomato mixture to a large bowl and stir in the Parmesan.
  3. Add the pasta to the bowl containing the pesto mixture and toss to coat, add enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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