Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomatoes, a 30 minute wonder meal which comes together so effortlessly and is perfect for any day of the week.
This spaghetti dish with it’s base of extra-virgin olive oil and garlic is one of those simple foods that presents like a gourmet dish. A super easy and yet flavorful dish with the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and a sprinkle of Parmesan love.
It is a recipe I turn to over and over again to satisfy a quick carb fix and with just a couple of pantry items it can be transformed into a last minute supper that you can prepare in less time than it takes to cook the spaghetti. Paired with a salad, you will have a complete meal in just under 30 minutes making it ideal for busy weeknights. Always a plus in my book 🙂
Sun dried tomatoes preserved in olive oil is one of my all time favorite pantry condiment. You can enjoy it’s deep, sweetly concentrated flavors all year round. Try topping them over crostini, focaccia or just layering them in your panini. There are endless possibilities! 🙂
- 454 grams of spaghetti
- 6 tablespoons, extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 cloves, minced garlic
- 1/4 tsp chili flakes
- 1 and 1/2 cups oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
- 1/4 cup, chopped fresh parsley
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Fill a large sauce pan with water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add in salt and spaghetti, cook according to package instructions or until al dente. Near the end of the cooking time, heat the oil in a large pan.
Add the minced garlic, the chili flakes and cook on low for 3 minutes. Stir frequently, taking care not to burn the garlic. Stir in the sun-dried tomatoes just until heated through and then remove from the heat.
Drain the pasta and add it to the pan with the sun-dried tomatoes. Toss the pasta to coat all over with the sauce.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the parsley, stir and then transfer to a serving platter. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and serve while still warm.
With so few ingredients, a good quality extra-virgin olive oil in essential!
Serves 4-6 (depending on portion size)
Buon Appetito !