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red pot of sun dried tomato pesto pasta with cherry tomatoes
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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta

This Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta is ultra-savory and full of ripe, juicy tomato flavor--the perfect weeknight pasta dinner!
Course Entree
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pesto pasta, sun dried tomato, sun dried tomato pesto, vegan pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 474kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pasta (any variety, but I used farfalle)
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomato pesto
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes , chopped
  • Pasta water as needed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Fresh basil to garnish
  • Grated parmesan/nutritional yeast to garnish
  • Red pepper flakes to garnish

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
    pouring bowtie pasta into a pot of boiling water
  • With 30 seconds left in the cooking process, add the spinach and allow it to wilt.
    collage of a pot cooking bow tie pasta with spinach
  • Drain the pasta (and spinach) and transfer it back into the pot.
    colander with cooked bowtie pasta
  • Add the cherry tomatoes, pesto and sun dried tomatoes. Stir to combine and add a splash of pasta water as needed. Stir in lemon juice, taste and add salt or pepper as desired.
    collage of stirring pesto ingredients into bowtie pasta
  • Divide evenly between four bowls. Garnish with fresh basil, grated parmesan and pepper flakes if desired!
    white bowl of bowtie pasta with sun dried tomato pesto

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 655mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1749IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3mg