Simple Sun-dried Tomato Pasta

Simple Sun-dried Tomato Pasta

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You can never have too many easy dinner recipes as a go-to for the week. This Simple Sun-dried Tomato Pasta is a must to add to your easy pasta recipes list. It's a quick, no fuss recipe that pairs wonderfully with any meat entree; or just eat it by itself.

Serves5

Cooking Time10 min

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup roasted red pepper, diced
  • 1 can (28-ounce) whole tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 pound whole wheat pasta, cooked al dente
  • Parmesan cheese for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a 12-inch skillet, heat the olive oil and garlic together. When the garlic becomes fragrant, add the crushed red pepper flakes and roasted red pepper.
     
  2. Add the can of tomatoes (including the liquid) crushing the tomatoes in your hands to break into pieces.
     
  3. Add the sugar, salt, pepper, and sun-dried tomatoes. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
     
  4. Off heat, add the balsamic vinegar and parsley. Toss the tomato sauce with the pasta.

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What a clever idea! Although we just love sundried tomatoes I had never thought to use them in a pasta sauce. This recipe sounded so great and it seemed quick and easy too which always makes me happy so I made it for the family yesterday. I added a little chopped fresh chilli but only because we like a little bite to our tomato pasta sauce. Judging by the empty plates after dinner everyone really enjoyed it )

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