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Penne with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto


  • 12 oz Penne

  • 1 8.5 ounce jar sundried tomato packed in olive oil

  • 2 Cloves Garlic

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 cup (packed) fresh basil leaf

  • 0.5 cup freshly grated Parmesan


  • 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.

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Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
definitely should try it .. I might add some extra things. but i loved the idea..
Posted by Phil JReport
Easy, quick tasty. I added 2 anchovy fillets and a dash of cayenne pepper. Awesome.