7 Ingredient Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta


Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta! This 7 ingredient dinner is ready in just 20 minutes, perfect for busy nights! Vegetarian, easily vegan.



  • 12 ounces short-pasta (I love fusilli to catch the pesto in all the crannies)
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) sun-dried tomatoes (not in oil- see note)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until just al dente according to package directions. Drain, do not rinse and set aside.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, place the tomatoes, garlic cloves, basil and parmesan in a food processor and pulse until combined.
  3. With the blade running, drizzle in the lemon juice and olive oil until a paste forms.
  4. Remove the pesto and toss with hot pesto.
  5. Serve as is or at room temperature.


If using sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, then use the entire 8 ounce jar of tomatoes and oil together. Do not add any additional oil.

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