Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta
A 15-minute meal with a creamy pan sauce with sun dried tomatoes, garlic, spices, cream cheese, cream, Parmesan cheese, and everyone's favorite noodle, bucatini.
Servings: 8 sides
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup jarred sun dried tomatoes chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- ⅛ tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 oz cream cheese cubed
- ⅔ cup cream
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
- 16 oz bucatini noodles 454 grams, or other long pasta
Cook the pasta according to package instructions, drain and set aside. Reserve about ½ cup of the cooking water for use in the sauce.
Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat and melt the butter.
Add the sun dried tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes or so, stirring occasionally.
Add the garlic, basil, and red pepper flakes. Cook for about 30 seconds, stirring.
Add the cream cheese and cook while stirring, until the cream cheese melts.
Add a bit of the cream, stirring to loosen up the cream cheese. Add the rest of the cream and some of the pasta water. Stir and heat to a simmer. Add more pasta water if needed to get your desired consistency. I use about a ¼ cup. Add the Parmesan cheese and mix. Serve immediately.
Notes - As the sauce cools the noodles soak up the sauce, as you can probably see in my photos. If you prefer a higher sauce to pasta ratio, use less pasta, or more cream cheese and cream.
Substitutions – Use whatever noodles you prefer.
Storage – Store in the fridge for about 3 days. The noodles will soak up the sauce but will still taste great.
Nutrition - Nutritional information is an estimate only, intended for informational purposes, and not to be used as medical or dietary advice. The estimate is based on a nutrition calculator and every recipe will vary slightly depending on the products you use in your home. This estimate is per serving based on this being a side dish.
Changing the serving size on the recipe card may affect ingredient amounts, nutrition, prep time, and/or cook time.
Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g