Penne with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Recipe

Looking for an easy Penne with Sun dried Tomato Pesto recipe? Learn how to make Penne with Sun dried Tomato Pesto using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lori0540

Makes 4 servings



Quick and easy and tastes like something you'd order at a restaurant.

Recipe Ingredients for Penne with Sun dried Tomato Pesto

12 oz. whole wheat penne pasta
8 oz. sun dried tomatoes
2 garlic cloves
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 dash salt
1 dash pepper

Recipe Directions for Penne with Sun dried Tomato Pesto

  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes, Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.

  2. Meanwhile, blend the sun-dried tomatoes and their oil, garlic, salt and pepper to taste, and basil in a food processor and blend until the tomatoes are finely chopped. Transfer the tomato mixture to a large bowl. Stir in the Parmesan.

  3. Add the pasta to the pesto and toss to coat, adding enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten. Season the pasta to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 161.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
462
Calories from Fat
118
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.1g
20%
Saturated Fat
3.2g
16%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Sodium
396mg
17%
Potassium
927mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates
74.1g
25%
Dietary Fiber
12.4g
50%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
21.4g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 99%
Calcium 21% Iron 33%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in vitamin C
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