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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto with Pasta

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto is a creamy, luscious sauce that is perfect leading into the colder months.  Delicious and filling, even in smaller servings, this sauce, along with your favorite pasta, will leave you satisfied, without feeling overly full.

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But now to our tasty recipe…

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

With this colder weather finally making it’s way to Denver (albeit, likely temporarily), I’ve been craving healthy, warm carbs.  I’m more than happy to enjoy traditional spaghetti and meatballs, but what’s a non-alfredo fan to do when she’s craving a creamy sauce?

Enter the sun-dried tomato pesto!

It’s a creamier pesto sauce, due to the cheese and natural yogurt, but just as delicious as a traditional basil pesto.  Unlike most Italian-type dishes, I don’t feel that overuses sun dried tomatoes, but rather, they enhance the dish, making it even more pleasing to the appetite.

This is one dish that I can’t wait to keep enjoying throughout the entire season!

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto with Pasta

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 5 adults


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 45 large basil leaves
  • 1 cup mascarpone (or ricotta)
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • Jar sun dried tomatoes (rinsed)
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 box farfalle pasta (about 1 1/4 lbs)


  1. With your food processor running, put the garlic through the tube to mince.
  2. After minced, turn off the food processor and add the basil, mascarpone, yogurt, and sun dried tomatoes.  Process the mixture until it is almost smooth.  Season with pepper and mix again to completely combine.
  3. Cook the pasta until al dente.  Pour ~1/2 cup of the pasta water over the sauce mixture to thin out and stir to combine.  Serve the sauce over the freshly cooked pasta and enjoy!

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