Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

A large plate filled with angel hair pasta in a sun dried tomato, white wine, vegetable broth sauce. Also on the table is a glass of white wine and a wine cork, slices of Italian bread, a squeezed lemon, a fork with a wooden handle, cloves of garlic, and a dark grey cloth.

Sun Dried Tomato Pasta with Broccoli: fresh and delicious! ?

Let me tell you something, I never cooked with sun dried tomatoes before. Yeah – it’s true. I remember one pasta salad that my mom used to buy from the market when I was younger and I would pick out all the sun dried tomatoes and eat around them. It’s not that I didn’t like them, but yeah, I guess I didn’t like them….

Bright red sun dried tomatoes scattered on a white table

Matt makes this bangin’ cashew cream cheese and one day he decided to add a sun dried tomato into the food processor. It brought the cream cheese to a whole ‘nother level. But he only used one and then I decided I was eating too many cashews and bagels so we quit making the cream cheese for a while and we had a package of sun dried tomatoes in our pantry foreverrrrr.

The one thing about this recipe that makes the sun dried tomatoes my new best friend, is that they steam in the veggie broth/white wine sauce which makes them super soft. In the pasta salad I had growing up, they were so chewy but this is different, my friends. Trust.

A photo of sun dried tomatoes in a white wine, vegetable broth sauce in a large red pan on top of a dark grey cloth.

Also, did I mention this recipe makes a vegetable broth/white wine sauce? So smooth, light, elegant, and still complex in flavor. Gosh – sometimes a girl craves a light sauce after weeks (months… years?) of eating creamy alfredos and pestos.

HOW TO MAKE SUN DRIED TOMATO PASTA (50 SEC):

https://www.youtu.be/Rm1DRPPwmOY

The last part of this recipe that adds a million kicks to it, is the lemon zest at the end. OMG if you ever told me that the lemon zest was a necessary part of a recipe, I’d be like pshhhhh but REALLY, it adds dimension, brightness, FLAVOOOR ??? ! Don’t skip it if you can help it, puhleeeeeez!

A large white plate filled to the top with sun dried tomato pasta and broccoli florets. Someone is holding a zester and zesting lemon on top of the pasta.

5 from 4 votes
Sun Dried Tomato Pasta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This sun dried tomato pasta is cooked in a light, brothy, white wine sauce. Tossed in angel hair pasta, broccoli florets, and topped with lemon zest. 

Course: Dinner, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian, Vegan
Servings: 4 servings
Calories per Serving: 338 kcal
Ingredients
  • 10 oz. angel hair pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, julienne cut (not in oil, about 15 tomatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil. Add angel hair pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

  2. In a large, deep pan or pot, heat olive oil on medium heat.

  3. Add chopped garlic, and red pepper flakes to hot oil. Cook until fragrant. Be sure not to burn the garlic. 

  4. Add vegetable broth, dry white wine, sun dried tomatoes, and broccoli florets to pan. Bring to a simmer and cover. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

  5. Add angel hair pasta to pot and mix with the sauce. Sprinkle lemon zest on top. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Pasta
We used 'angel hair' pasta for this recipe, it's a very thin spaghetti. 'Capellini' is the same. You can use any type of pasta for this recipe. Use a gluten-free pasta to make this recipe gluten-free.

Vegan. This sun dried tomato pasta by Pasta-based is cooked in a light, brothy, white wine sauce. Tossed in angel hair pasta, broccoli florets, and topped with lemon zest.

Vegan. This sun dried tomato pasta by Pasta-based is cooked in a light, brothy, white wine sauce. Tossed in angel hair pasta, broccoli florets, and topped with lemon zest.

October 24, 2017

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7 Comments

  1. Reply

    Debbie

    November 3, 2017

    Can I leave out the wine or replace it with something?

    • Reply

      pasta-based

      November 5, 2017

      Yes, you can leave it out!

  2. Reply

    Kate

    November 5, 2017

    Heck yes! I love using sun dried tomatoes in pasta! It’s a go-to for me. I love your addition of broccoli, too.

  3. Reply

    Mari

    November 6, 2017

    I just got a nice bag of sun dried tomatoes just waiting to be put in this great use! Thank you for this recipe, looks so delicious! 😀

  4. Reply

    Anna

    November 6, 2017

    Yum! Sun-dried tomatoes are always a winner, and they add such a lovely taste to any dish! Just looking at this pasta made me so hungry!

  5. Reply

    Linda from Veganosity

    November 6, 2017

    This looks amazing!! I will definitely make this soon.

  6. Reply

    bonveggie

    November 6, 2017

    I guess I’m having pasta for dinner!! this recipe looks so yummy, and sun-dried tomatoes are my fave

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