Spaghetti With Sun Dried Tomatoes

Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomatoes, a 30 minute wonder meal which comes together so effortlessly and is perfect for any day of the week.

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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.Β 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 prepareΒ 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 πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚


  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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With so few ingredients, a good quality extra-virgin olive oil in essential!

Serves 4-6 (depending on portion size)

Buon Appetito !


  1. So tasty and i love sun dried tomatoes! Great dish here love x


  3. Nothing like these simple yet complex flavors, and so beautifully presented! πŸ™‚

    If interested, check my blog for oven dried cherry tomatoes. I think you’ll like them, especially in this dish. πŸ™‚

  4. Oh my this looks amazing and I am sure it is!! yumm

  5. This looks so flavorful. Lovely photos. πŸ™‚

  6. Wow! It looks so delcious and beautiful too! Yum…! πŸ™‚

  7. This looks fab! Can’t wait to try it:)

  8. Incredible, Marisa! Gorgeous presentation as well…

  9. I’m a pasta lover and your plate looks so tempting, Marisa! πŸ™‚

  10. This looks amazing Marisa. I love simple but delicious dishes πŸ™‚
    I love your photos too….so beautiful πŸ™‚

  11. I love the simplicity of Italian cuisine. It’s all about quality, flavor, and texture. Lovely photos!

  12. This is a staple spaghetti dish in our house too! So easy and so tasty! And so quick too! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  13. I loves your spaghetti stack – I can never get mine to turn on my fork quite like that – looks very pretty

  14. I also use dry tomatoes for a quick pasta dish. Love the presentation on the dish Marisa!!!

  15. I adore pasta and sun-dried tomatoes, so it’s the perfect dish for me!
    And I do like your photos-stunning!

  16. How DO you get your pasta to stand to attention like that – looks scrummy

    • Hi Linda….take the largest spoon you have and a 2 prong fork. Scoop up with the fork and start twirling the pasta in the large spoon and then with gentle nudge slide it onto your plate…et voila! πŸ™‚ Hope it helps !

  17. Delicious! I love the pictures, they are great! 😊

  18. It is a perfect dish for me, Marisa! πŸ˜€ I do love both pasta and sun-dried tomatoes, can eat them few times a week! πŸ˜€