Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta on a white plate with a gold fork and basil in the background
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5 from 4 votes

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta

If you're looking for a quick and easy pasta lunch, look no further than this delicious Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Calories: 460kcal
Author: Chris Collins

Ingredients

  • 7oz / 200g Pasta of choice (here I use Linguine)
  • 1/2 cup / 2-3 heaped tbsp Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
  • 1/3 cup / 80ml Starchy Pasta Water, or as needed
  • pinch of Chilli Flakes (optional)
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste

Garnish

  • Shaved Parmesan
  • Pine Nuts, toasted if desired
  • Small Basil Leaves

Instructions

  • Cook your pasta in salted boiling water until al dente, reserving a cup of starchy water.
  • Drain and place pasta in a bowl with 1/2 cup / 2-3 heaped tbsp pesto & chilli flakes if using.
  • Toss through 1/3 cup / 80ml starchy pasta water (or until you get to your desired texture). Serve with extra basil, pine nuts and parmesan

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Notes

a) Check out my Homemade Sun Dried Tomato Pesto!
 
b) Starchy water - When you scoop out the pasta water, make sure it's towards the end of the cooking process so it's as starchy as possible. This will help emulsify the pesto and water more efficiently (and add more flavour). It'll also obviously be hotter as well, in comparison to scooping it at the start and letting it go lukewarm.
 
c) Calories - Based on sharing between two people without the toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.84g | Protein: 11.29g | Fat: 35.75g | Saturated Fat: 6.125g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.613g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20.793g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 1550IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 2.3mg