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Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

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Layered with ultra-creamy and seductive flavors, sun dried tomato pasta It’s a special enough recipe for a romantic dinner, but it’s so easy anyone (even my husband) can definitely succeed.

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Why You’ll Love This Creamy Pasta Recipe

  • proven winner. This is one of Well Plated’s most popular recipes, so why not? It’s creamy, easy, and loaded with crunchy, sweet sun-dried tomatoes. (Why are sun-dried tomatoes so delicious? Because the umami of tomatoes is condensed and you can eat them more economically!)
  • Again, it is easy.like othersEasy Weekday Night Pasta Recipe (chicken pesto pasta, penne alla vodka, ricotta pasta) It’s amazingly delicious with minimal effort (if my husband can make it, anyone can!).
  • perfect for date night. Have you ever been to an Italian restaurant for a dinner date and wondered why you would pay $25 for a plate of spaghetti?
Pot of creamy sun-dried tomato pasta

5 star review

“It’s really good. My family said it tasted like restaurant food!”

— Kirsty —

How to make sundried tomato pasta


  • whole wheat pasta. Choose a bow tie. It’s a gentleman’s pasta. You can also use penne pasta or other bite-sized pasta.
  • Unsalted butter. Much better than extra virgin olive oil for this recipe.
  • boneless skinless chicken breast.Or leave them out for the vegetarian version
  • sun dried tomatoes. See that little red jar of sun-dried tomatoes? It’s your new best friend (also used in this phrase). Italian sausage pasta). Open the jar and add it to the pot for a relaxing tasting chicken pasta with giada.
  • herbs and spices. Garlic, oregano, salt and pepper (both black pepper and cayenne pepper) are always essential. You can easily swap the red pepper flakes for cayenne if you prefer.
  • dry white wine. A little splash for pasta. Some for you and your date. More for you and your date. (It is also the star of this mushroom pasta.)
  • Whipped cream. Even a little goes a long way and it’s worth it.

no fresh cream

If you want to make a cozy pasta dish without heavy cream, try this Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta, which uses milk and flour instead for the same effect.

  • Parmesan cheese. Let’s do our best and try to grate it ourselves.
  • spinach. Rich in iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K and folic acid. (Fancy a healthy addition? Consider this Tuscan Chicken Mac and Cheese for your next dinner.)


  1. cook pasta. Drain and set aside.
chicken for simple sundried tomato pasta
  1. cook the chicken. By using butter, you can enjoy a rich flavor from the beginning.
Sundried Tomato Pasta Recipe with Chicken and Sundried Tomatoes
  1. Add flavor maker and stir. Sun dried tomatoes and wine.
  2. end. When the wine is low, remove the pan from the heat and add the pasta along with the cream, spinach and Parmesan cheese.
Sun Dried Tomato Creamy Pasta Recipe in a Pot
  1. serve. Mix everything together until the spinach wilts. fun!

Recipe variations

  • add fresh herbs. Stir in fresh basil, thyme, or rosemary at the end of cooking time.
  • let’s be vegetarian. Omit the chicken and add canned chickpeas, canned white beans, or your favorite plant-based chicken.
  • try different vegetables. Swiss chard, rainbow chard and arugula can also be used here.
  • add umami. Fine Italian olives, or pitted Kalamata olives, add a salty flavor to this creamy sun-dried tomato pasta recipe.

storage tips

  • to the store. Store leftover sun-dried tomato pasta in an airtight container and refrigerate for 2 days.
  • to reheat. Gently heat in the microwave or stovetop and add a little chicken stock or heavy cream to prevent drying.
  • To freeze. Freezing pasta in an airtight freezer container will keep it for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

remaining ideas

Sometimes there’s a little bit of pasta left over, but not necessarily enough for a full meal. In such cases, I like to add a generous amount of veggies on the side for volume. Grilled broccolini, sautéed zucchini, and roasted asparagus are all great options.

Creamy, cheesy sun-dried tomato pasta

what to eat with sundried tomato pasta

  • salad. Top off your meal with an arugula salad or burrata salad.
  • vegetable garnish. You can’t go wrong with stir-fried vegetables! I like this pasta with roasted beans and roasted eggplant.
  • bread.Yes, we offer carbs on top of carbs here, but you know You’ll want to soak up the leftover creamy sauce with rosemary-olive oil bread or a slice of no-knead focaccia.
Healthy sun-dried tomato pasta plate
  • cheese grater. The same one used in your favorite Italian restaurant.
  • colander. I really like it because it fits the sink perfectly.
  • Skillet. Avoid trendy brands and candy colors and buy a skillet that will last a lifetime.

Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • use a large frying pan. Make sure you have room to stir so the pasta doesn’t spill over the sides of the pan. No one wants to clean up that mess!
  • Enjoy Mizan Place. In other words, make sure you have all the ingredients before you start cooking. This is an easy recipe so you won’t have time to pause and prepare the ingredients.
  • grate your own cheese.this is So important! Freshly grated Parmesan cheese melts smoothly into cream sauces, but store-bought grated Parmesan cheese (the kids call it “shake cheese”) doesn’t melt completely and gives the sauce a strange texture.
A plate of easy, creamy sun-dried tomato pasta
A plate of easy, creamy sun-dried tomato pasta
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This easy weeknight recipe for sun-dried tomato pasta with chicken, spinach and parmesan cheese is hearty, creamy, and ready in just 20 minutes.
course main course
cooking american, italian
preparation time Ten minutes
cooking time Ten minutes
total time 20 minutes
1 serving Four one person
calorie 627kcal
author Erin Clarke / Well Plating


  • 8 ounce whole wheat pasta Shape of your choice (bowtie or linguini are recommended)
  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 bottle Shredded sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil (7 oz) drained
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 tea spoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tea spoon kosher salt Supplements for boiling pasta
  • 1/4 tea spoon black pepper
  • 1/4 tea spoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine (such as Pinot Grigio) or low-sodium chicken stock
  • 2/3 cup Whipped cream
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese Add for Serving
  • 2 cup baby spinach


  • Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Sprinkle with a few teaspoons of salt, add the pasta, and cook until al dente (lightly firm and chewy but not firm) according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. When skillet is hot, add chicken and cook until lightly golden on all sides, about 3-4 minutes.
    chicken for simple sundried tomato pasta
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and add the drained sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, oregano, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper, and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the wine and simmer for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has evaporated. Removed from heat.
    Sundried Tomato Pasta Recipe with Chicken and Sundried Tomatoes
  • Add whipped cream to skillet, then pasta, spinach, and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese. Stir until spinach is cooked through, about 30 seconds. Sprinkle more Parmesan cheese and enjoy.
    Sun Dried Tomato Creamy Pasta Recipe in a Pot


  • save: Leftover dried tomato pasta can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for 2 days.
  • to reheat: Lightly heat it in the microwave and add a little chicken stock or fresh cream to prevent it from drying out.
  • To freeze: Pasta can be frozen in an airtight freezer container for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.


Provided by: 1(out of 4) | calorie: 627kcal | carbohydrates: 40g | protein: 50g | obesity: 27g | saturated fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated fat: 2g | Monounsaturated fat: 7g | Trans fat: 1g | cholesterol: 182mg | potassium: 795mg | fiber: 6g | sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2303IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | calcium: 205mg | iron: 1mg


How can I make cream pasta without heavy cream?

I’ve only tested this recipe as written, but you can try substituting a can of full-fat coconut milk for the cream with success. If you choose to try this dairy-free alternative (or any other alternative), I would love to hear your results.

Can I use dried tomatoes in pouches instead of jars?

If you only have sun-dried tomatoes sealed in pouches rather than packed in oiled jars, I recommend reconstituting them in warm water for 10 minutes before adding them to the dish. This way, the tomatoes will be perfectly soft rather than hard or leathery.

How can I make sun-dried tomato pasta gluten-free?

If you want this pasta recipe to be gluten-free, replace the whole wheat pasta with your favorite gluten-free pasta. As always, be sure to check the labels on other ingredients to make sure they were processed in a certified gluten-free facility and do not contain gluten-containing additives.

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