Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Call me Short-Cut Sally, but this here sauce is about to


I really don’t think I can talk about anything else today besides this sauce. You’re welcome?

Thing is, in my head the sauce was going to have much more going on in it. I had all these plans! These layers! These sauce ambitions! I even had posters!

(I did not have posters.)

But in the end, the sauce, as is, was knock-your-face-off glorious. So glorious in fact I rubbed it all over my boobs.

(I did not rub it all over my boobs.)

My mom is seriously removing me from her will right now.

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Another thing is, duh, I don’t even have to tell you how brilliant this is for a quick summer weeknight meal, ORRRRR a quick back-to-school weeknight meal. This thang wears two hats, yo. But they’re not like obnoxious Blossom hats or anything. Naw, naw, they’re more like classic, fancy Audrey Hepburn hats. They tilt just a little bit on your head. Where it like, shades one eye, ya know?

Wait, are you gone already?

So you’ll just take an entire jar of drained sun-dried tomatoes and dump it into a food processor. Blitz blitz. Add some cream. Blitz blitz. Now, you can totally swap out any kind of milk in the cream’s place if you want. I just happen to be eating for 30 thousand, and MAMA WANTED CREAM, DANGIT.

Then you just transfer the creamy tomato paste to a saucepan and add some more milk. And some chopped artichoke hearts. And parsley. And simmer simmer simmer until baby bunnies jump out of your heart and hop around in tiny diapers, singing in three-part harmony.

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So it’s kind of Tuscany, ya know? A little bit rustic. A little bit smooth. A little bit country. A little bit rock ‘n roll.

And it takes, what, less than 30?

I mean, my gosh.


You’re still thinking about baby bunnies in tiny diapers, aren’t you?


Make this tonight.

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta:

What it took for 4:

* 1 (8.5 oz) jar sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained
* 1 cup heavy cream
* 1 1/2 cup milk
* 1 (6.7 oz) jar artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
* 3/4 pound farfalle (bowtie) pasta
* 1/2 cup freshly chopped parsley
* freshly grated parmesan cheese
* small pinch of coarse salt

Place the sun-dried tomatoes in a food processor and give her a good pulse, until pretty broken down. Add the cream and pulse again. It will become a paste. Don’t freak. It’s okay.

Transfer the paste to a saucepan and add the milk. Bring to a light simmer, stirring. Add the chopped artichoke hearts and a small pinch of salt. Taste it. Kind of want to punch someone, right? Add the parsley. Oh yeah.

Meanwhile, across town, Miranda was learning was it was really like to become a wom – WAIT, wrong thing. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and return to the pot.

You can either add the sauce to the pasta and give it a good toss, or serve the sauce on top. Whatever makes ya dance like a sailor.

Garnish with more parsley and parmesan and ohhhhhh maaaaah lawd.


Whatever, cream is the new black.

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42 Responses to Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

  1. Rachel Cooks August 8, 2013 at 8:44 am #
    This looks phenomenal! Can't go wrong with heavy cream.
  2. Carly @ Snack Therapy August 8, 2013 at 8:57 am #
    I'm filling up my water bottle with this sauce. It's important to stay hydrated.
  3. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie August 8, 2013 at 9:49 am #
    I want this for dinner tonight, quick to prepare and delicious!
  4. Kim @ AdventuresInANew(ish)CIty August 8, 2013 at 10:02 am #
    Oohh, I want to bathe in this sauce it looks so good!
  5. Waverly August 8, 2013 at 10:36 am #
    OMG you are seriously too funny, I don't think I've ever enjoyed reading a recipe this much lol. This looks fantastic & I can't wait to try it :)
  6. Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook August 8, 2013 at 10:38 am #
    Holy cannoli, this looks to die for!! It's one of those drop-everything-I-need-this-now dishes. Sounds so mouth-watering, and looks gorgeous too.
  7. Julie August 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm #
    Bahahaha! If you keep talking about rubbing stuff on your boobs, you're gonna have lots more male followers! LOL!
  8. Jennie @themessybakerblog August 8, 2013 at 12:44 pm #
    Bev, I absolutely love reading your posts. Your witty humor is so entertaining. This pasta dish looks fantastic. Quick is totally necessary in the summer.
  9. dixya| food, pleasure, and health August 8, 2013 at 12:51 pm #
    artichoke and sun dried tomato is a delicious combination.
  10. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 8, 2013 at 2:35 pm #
    I need this shizzz in my life! What a fabulous sauce!
  11. Katie August 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm #
    Hey, Shortcut Sally...I like it soooo much.
  12. Tieghan August 8, 2013 at 3:41 pm #
    I love sun-dried tomato sauce!!! This is gorgeous, Bev!
  13. Shelly (Cookies and Cups) August 8, 2013 at 5:43 pm #
    This looks perfect! I should make a meal around this soon.
  14. RaspberryT August 8, 2013 at 6:02 pm #
    Seriously, you're way too funny to be legal! :) Came across your recipe from Pinterest. I ♥ pasta & was looking for something quick to whip up for dinner. Thanks. This recipe will do. I can't wait to try it. Looks really Delish & easy to make.
  15. Lauren August 8, 2013 at 8:11 pm #
    This looks ridiculous in the best possible way. And the fact that it's so easy?! I'm in trouble!!! xo, Lauren
  16. Yvonne @ bitterbaker August 8, 2013 at 11:21 pm #
    Mm, this sounds delicious!! Looks heavenly :)
  17. Tracy | Peanut Butter And Onion August 9, 2013 at 6:14 am #
    I love this pasta.. I actually love all your past ideas
  18. Sandy @ RE August 9, 2013 at 8:45 am #
    I make a similar sauce. Yum, yum, yum!
  19. Maria | Pink Patisserie August 9, 2013 at 8:54 am #
    Love recipes that are just like this, simple, fresh, full of bright flavors and baby bunnies in diapers! Perfection.
  20. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective August 9, 2013 at 12:13 pm #
    Bev, you are too funny!! :) I will most definitely be making this sauce!
  21. Erin L August 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm #
    I'm pulling a bag of artichoke hearts out of the freezer right now. While they defrost I will be chasing down all the baby bunnies in my neighborhood & diapering them... They'll thank me later.
  22. Irina @ wandercrush August 9, 2013 at 10:01 pm #
    I'm obsessed with sun-dried tomatoes! I used to eat them straight from the jar as a kid, and Mom would always give me a hard time about it. They're good in everything, and I bet this recipe would prove me right ;)
  23. terri/honey August 10, 2013 at 9:31 am #
    What a great sense of humor! How much fun would it be cooking with you! I laughed all the way thru this recipe......of course I'm going to make it! can hardly wait!....Might even spread some on my boobs ! hey, sounds like a great idea to me! live love and laugh a lot Laughter is indeed the very best medicine!
  24. Des August 11, 2013 at 5:17 pm #
    I am totally obsessed with how easy and delicious this looks!
  25. Laura August 11, 2013 at 7:19 pm #
    Wow that is too good to be true. Love that there are artichoke hearts in there :)
  26. Ali | Gimme Some Oven August 11, 2013 at 8:51 pm #
    Yum! I love bow tie pasta. This looks so good!
  27. Lara Darling August 11, 2013 at 11:04 pm #
    This is actually my favorite pasta but I have never added the artichoke hearts. Wow. Thanks for a great recipe and great tips! Love this.
  28. Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper August 12, 2013 at 9:50 pm #
    Oh my goodness, I totally forgot about Blossom and her fabulous hats until I read that. This recipe also looks fabulous!
  29. Ashley August 16, 2013 at 8:27 am #
    Made this yesterday, so delish. Took the leftovers to work for lunch, even more delish.
  30. Nutmeg Nanny August 20, 2013 at 9:33 pm #
    Oh this pasta looks dreamy! I love sun-dried tomatoes :) I can't wait to make this!
  31. Laura August 26, 2013 at 7:52 pm #
    Just wanted to share that this was a hit with my 15-month-old and even my super picky 3.5-year-old ate some. (That's a huge win.) I blended the artichokes, too, and used half cream, half milk (plus extra milk for the volume from the artichokes). It was ridiculously easy and tasty!
  32. Teeny Candelaria September 25, 2013 at 9:18 pm #
    Hi Bev, I love sun dried tomatoes and will definitely make this for my girls :) Is it ok if just chop the sun dried tomatoes instead of putting them in the processor? Will it taste different? I just want to bite into the tomatoes together with my pasta. Thanks, Teeny
  33. Charlotte October 7, 2013 at 8:58 pm #
    This looks mouthwatering good!!! Oh my gosh!!! Thanks for sharing :)
  34. dishing up the dirt October 8, 2013 at 12:59 am #
  35. Heather October 14, 2013 at 11:00 pm #
    I am going to have to make this dish ASAP!! It looks amazing and I can't wait to 1. make this and 2. taste it - thank you so much for putting up a new (to me!) tomato sauce recipe. I can't wait for a change!
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  37. Laura January 15, 2014 at 4:17 pm #
    Yum & yum! Doing this....
  38. alan November 17, 2015 at 7:39 pm #
    How can it look like your photos - I added the cream and it is pink!


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