Sun Dried Tomato Spinach Pasta

Sun Dried Tomato Spinach Pasta |
Does your family prefer a certain type of noodle?

Wheels? Elbows? Fettuccine? Angel hair? Alphabet pasta?

Whatever your favorite noodle is you can use that to make this sun dried tomato spinach pasta!

Sun Dried Tomato Spinach Pasta |
Bow ties are my favorite. Well, to look at.. because I’ve never found gluten free bow tie noodles before, so I am not exactly sure if I’d like to eat them. If you ever find a box, mail me some! Otherwise I like elbows and spaghetti.

So I used spaghetti noodles for this dish.

Sun Dried Tomato Spinach Pasta |
And lots of parmesan cheese :-)

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Sun Dried Tomato Spinach Pasta

Total Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size: 4


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 handfuls spinach, hand toren
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3.5 oz sun dried tomatoes, finely chopped in a magic bullet, drained of oil
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup half and half or heavy cream (your preference, you may need to add another 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp dried or fresh basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano or italian seasoning
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 pound pasta


  1. In a large pan, heat the olive oil on medium-high heat, add the garlic and onions, sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add the sun dried tomatoes. Reduce the heat to medium-low.
  2. Add the chicken broth to the pan, allowing the vegetables to cook and absorb some of the broth.
  3. Add the half and half or heavy cream and bring to a quick boil, then reduce the heat again to medium-low.
  4. Add in the parmesan cheese, continually stirring until the cheese melts, about 2-3 minutes. Add in the basil, pepper, and oregano or italian seasoning, stir to combine. If the sauce is too thick, add another 1/2 cup of half and half.
  5. Meanwhile, cook your favorite noodle according to the package directions, drain and rinse. Add the pasta to the hot pan of sauce, and cook and stir for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Sun Dried Tomato Spinach Pasta |
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20 Responses to “Sun Dried Tomato Spinach Pasta”

  1. sherriewfal — April 23, 2014 at 7:44 am

    I love bowtie pasta too – come to think of it, I’ve never found it gluten free either! That needs to change ;)

    This dish looks amazing, has my mouth watering for sure. Nice work Beth.


    • Beth @ The First Year — April 23, 2014 at 7:48 am

      Thanks for your kind comment Sherrie!

  2. Ann — April 23, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Yum! Love anything with sundries tomatoes, Spinach and Cheese of all kinds.

  3. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — April 23, 2014 at 7:56 am

    I love sun dried tomatoes in pasta!

  4. Mademoiselle Gourmande — April 23, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Hm, this looks delicious! I love those tasty easy recipes for weeknights. Perfect! And there can never be too much Parmesan, it’s like bacon… ;)

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 23, 2014 at 5:33 pm

      Mmmm bacon and parm.. yes!!!

  5. kristy @ the wicked noodle — April 23, 2014 at 8:19 am

    My favorite is angel hair. But if I could eat this right now I wouldn’t care what kind of noodles they were :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 23, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      Haha, comical since your blog name is the wicked noodle :-)

  6. chantal — April 23, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Hi Beth

    Your dish look so Yummy!

  7. Amy | Club Narwhal — April 23, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Beth, I am a sucker for any and all pasta! I just discovered Trader Joe’s brown rice pasta and am totally addicted to it. That all said, my favorite pasta is penne :) This looks so, so good!

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 23, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      Brown rice pasta? Perhaps its gluten free? Too bad there is not a trader joes by me!

  8. Nutmeg Nanny — April 23, 2014 at 10:16 am

    That creamy sauce is totally calling my name. Love all those tasty sun dried tomatoes…yum!

  9. This looks absolutely perfect! Pinned!

  10. blahnikbaker — April 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    We eat a lot of pasta too. My husband however always has to have striations on his pasta so his favorite is rigatoni! This dish look so delicious…simply perfect for a weeknight.

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 23, 2014 at 8:18 pm

      Oh gosh Zainab.. that is hilarious!!

  11. Allison - Celebrating Sweets — April 24, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    This looks delicious! Pinned!

  12. Crystal | Apples & Sparkle — April 25, 2014 at 2:31 am

    This sauce sounds really delicious. Pinned! : )

  13. This looks delicious! My mouth is watering, I will be putting this on my to make list for sure. I would love for you to share this at my Friday T.G.I.F. Linky Party. Have a great weekend!!

  14. brepurposed — April 29, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Stopping in from Monday Funday, this is my kind of meal! I’m a sucker for creamy pastas and anything with sun dried tomatoes in the title :)

  15. Trish — May 17, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Hi Beth!
    The recipe doesn’t say when to add the spinach. I would have winged it but my hubby & daughter made it since I was suffering from a migraine at the time. Since it wasn’t in the directions, they forgot all about it. Hmmm… Maybe intentional? Regardless, I’d love to know at what point you add it in so I update my copy of the recipe and try again.

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