Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Spaghetti With Sun Dried Tomatoes

A simple yet delicious dish, Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomatoes comes together in under 30 minutes making it an ideal meal that’s perfect for busy week nights but also elegant enough for those special occasions.

Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomatoes

I always start any pasta dish with a base of some good quality extra-virgin olive oil! To this spaghetti sauce I added some minced garlic, dried chili peppers, chopped sun dried tomatoes and tossed in the cooked pasta. All that’s left to do is a generous sprinkle of Parmesan love and garnish with parsley.

You’ll find it super easy to put together and packs a load of flavor!

Its so simple and yet so elegant that you can present it like a gourmet meal!

I turn to this recipe over and over again to satisfy a quick carbohydrate fix and with just a couple of pantry items it can be transformed into a last minute supper that you can prepareย in less time than it takes to cook the spaghetti.

Paired with a salad, you’ll have a complete meal in just under 30 minutes making it ideal for those hectic weeknights when your juggling chores and the kids homework.

Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Sun dried tomatoes are one of my all time favorite pantry condiment because of their sweet concentrated flavors and I always keep a jar around to enjoy all year round.

Top them over crostini, focaccia or just layering them in your panini. There are endless possibilities! ๐Ÿ™‚

Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Of course it goes without saying and I probably am starting to sound like a broken record but with so few ingredients in this pasta dish, a good quality extra-virgin olive oil is always essential!

Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Go ahead and make some Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomatoes tonight, I’m sure you’ll love it!

Buon Appetito !

If you make this recipe remember toย tagย @marisasitaliankitchenย on Instagram so I can see your creation!

Spaghetti With Sun Dried Tomatoes
A simple yet delicious dish, Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomatoes comes together in under 30 minutes making it an ideal meal that is perfect for busy week nights but also elegant enough for special occasions.
Recipe type: supper
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4-6
  • Ingredients:
  • 454 grams of spaghetti
  • 6 tablespoons, extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves, minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp chili flakes
  • salt and pepper to your taste
  • 1 and ½ cups oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • ¼ cup, chopped fresh parsley
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Fill a large sauce pan with cold water, bring to a boil and then add in the salt and spaghetti.
  2. Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions or until al dente.
  3. A few minutes before the spaghetti is ready, add the oil in a large pan and heat on low.
  4. Add the minced garlic, the chili flakes, salt and pepper to your taste and cook on low heat for about 3 minutes while stirring frequently taking care not to burn the garlic.
  5. Stir in the sun-dried tomatoes just until heated through and then remove from the heat.
  6. Drain the pasta and add it to the pan with the sun-dried tomatoes.
  7. Toss the pasta to coat all over with the sauce.
  8. Add the parsley and then transfer to a serving platter.
  9. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and serve while still warm.



  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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    If interested, check my blog for oven dried cherry tomatoes. I think you’ll like them, especially in this dish. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  5. This looks so flavorful. Lovely photos. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Wow! It looks so delcious and beautiful too! Yum…! ๐Ÿ™‚

  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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. This looks amazing Marisa. I love simple but delicious dishes ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love your photos too….so beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  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! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope it helps !

  17. Delicious! I love the pictures, they are great! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  18. It is a perfect dish for me, Marisa! ๐Ÿ˜€ I do love both pasta and sun-dried tomatoes, can eat them few times a week! ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. What a gorgeous and easy dish! I’m glad you reposted, it appears this one is before I started following you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks Kathryn! Itโ€™s been a while that Iโ€™ve wanted to redo the photos of one of my favourite dishes and this is one recipe I turn to again and again๐Ÿ˜‹

  20. Love these simple pasta dishes you make!

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