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Penne Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Penne Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course lunch
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1


Sundried tomato pesto

  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 3-4 sun dried tomato
  • 1-2 tsp basil
  • 1 tbsp onions
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tbsp red bell peppers
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2-1 cup water (use accordingly)
  • Salt to taste

For the penne

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Penne
  • Water
  • Salt

Other Ingredients

  • 1 cup finely chopped scallions
  • 1 cup chopped red bell peppers
  • 5-6 chopped sun dried tomato
  • 3-4 finely chopped garlic


  • Cook the penne according to manufacturer’s instructions. Generally it takes 10-12 min to cook. Cook them in a large cooking vessel with good amount of salt. Retain the water for future use.
  • Grind the ingredients for pesto to a course thick paste. Set them aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a wok. Once heated up, add the garlic and let them cook for couple of min.
  • Add the scallions, red bell peppers, sun dried tomato to the tempered oil and cook for another 3-5 min.
  • Throw in the pesto mixture and give it a complete stir. Pour about 1 cup penne water and let them cook on medium flame for couple of minutes. Once they begin to thicken up, add the penne and give it a complete toss.
  • Grate parmesan cheese on the top and serve.
Keyword Penne Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
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