Friday, August 6, 2010

Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

This Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto is one of my favorite pasta dishes and takes minimal time to prepare it which makes it even better.  Goat cheese that will just melt in your mouth is sprinkled over the pasta coated in the sun-dried tomato pesto.  It’s a savory combination of a few ingredients as the creaminess of the cheese complements the acidity and slight sweetness of the sun-dried tomatoes.  You can add chicken breast meat into the dish as I have before but is not necessary by any means and is perfectly fine without any.  Also if you don’t like the strong flavor of garlic, stick to just one clove when preparing the pesto. 

Serves about 4
1 lb. package of penne, cooked
1 8 ounce jar of sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil
A handful of walnuts, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Olive oil
Crumbled goat cheese

1. In a food processor or blender, add the sun-dried tomatoes including its oil, walnuts, and garlic.
2. Pour in some olive oil and blend.  Add more if the mixture is too dry.
3. In a large bowl mix the pesto with the cooked pasta using a wooden spoon.
4. Sprinkle goat cheese over pasta before serving.


  1. Sun dried tomatoes are such a treat! And adding goat cheese to the mix! ohhhh such a fantastic combo!

  2. Yay! I didn't realise that making sundried tomato pesto was so simple! Thanks for that. I am definitely making this.

  3. I love pasta dishes and sun dried tomato pesto sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.


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