Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Red Wine

My Favourite Pasta Recipes

Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Red Wine myfavouritepastime.com_1513Pasta is my go to food, when I’m feeling lazy. It’s easy to make, is delicious and very versatile. The key ingredients in this recipe besides the pasta are Italian plum tomatoes (Roma), sun-dried tomatoes and red wine. Please ensure that you buy good quality sun-dried tomatoes and good quality wine, that you’ll enjoy sipping as you cook.

Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Red Wine myfavouritepastime.com_1516Today is the Fourth of July so I am sure all my friends in the US are busy visiting with families and friends and eating some really special foods. I wish you a happy Fourth of July, please don’t eat too much, and remember to share photos of the food that was. I wish you a fantastic Sunday and a happy blogging!

  • Ingredients
  • 400g (14oz) pasta
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 
I small onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 150g (5.5oz) sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped (½ cup when chopped)
  • 2 large Italian tomatoes, finely chopped (2 cups when chopped)
  • ⅓ cup red wine
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup finely shredded basil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Red Wine myfavouritepastime.com_0688Please always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start. (please note I cooked pasta for two only….)

Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Red Wine myfavouritepastime.com_0701Heat oil in a heavy based pan over medium heat and cook onions until soft. Do not brown. Add garlic and stir for one minute.

Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Red Wine myfavouritepastime.com_0705Increase heat and add the chillies, sundried tomatoes and tomatoes and cook 5 minutes, stirring. Season with salt and pepper.

Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Red Wine myfavouritepastime.com_0709Add the red wine, reduce heat and cook until absorbed. Meanwhile boil pasta in plenty of salted water as per packet instructions until al dente. Drain thoroughly and reserve 1 cup pasta water.

Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Red Wine myfavouritepastime.com_0714Add ⅔ of the grated cheese, basil and ¼-½ cup reserved pasta water to the tomato mixture, heat until piping hot

Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Red Wine myfavouritepastime.com_0717and then toss in the pasta. Adjust seasoning and serve hot with rest of cheese on the side.

Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Red Wine myfavouritepastime.com_1512The pastas was delicious

Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Red Wine myfavouritepastime.com_1514If you ever make it, please don’t forget to add the wine, otherwise I can’t guarantee the taste

Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Red Wine

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 400g (14oz) pasta
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 
I small onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 150g (5.5oz)  sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped (½ cup when chopped)
  • 2 large Italian tomatoes, finely chopped (2 cups when chopped)
  • ⅓ cup red wine
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup finely shredded basil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a heavy based pan over medium heat and cook onions until soft. Do not brown. Add garlic and stir for one minute.
  2. Increase heat and add the chillies, sundried tomatoes and tomatoes and cook 5 minutes, stirring. Season with salt and pepper. Add the red wine, reduce heat and cook until absorbed.
  3. Meanwhile boil pasta in plenty of salted water as per packet instructions until al dente. Drain thoroughly and reserve 1 cup pasta water.
  4. Add ⅔ of the grated cheese, basil and ¼-½ cup reserved pasta water to the tomato mixture, heat until piping hot and then toss in the pasta. Adjust seasoning and serve hot with rest of cheese on the side.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

25 thoughts

    1. Yeah it tasted great. Sun-dried tomatoes and wine? amazing combination, I wish you a fabulous week. Best wishes to all the boys in our house!
      Liz

  1. Wow. We made a bowtie pasta dish this past week but it didn’t look as good as your pasta dishes. But our pasta still tasted good, hehehe. Thanks for sharing your recipes and we’re definitely attempting to try some of them. 🙂

    1. Please give me the recipe for the bow tie pasta you made. I would not mind adding it to my collection. Have a lovely Sunday!
      liz

  2. What an amazing pasta recipe! I love that you added sun-dried tomatoes and red wine. In fact pasta it’s my favourite to go food too! I could eat pasta everyday, pesto, carbonara, bolognesa, arrabiata, napolitana…
    Have a terrific weekend 😀

    1. Rosa
      Ha ha with all those recipes lined up, you could eat pasta all the year round without a problem!
      Enjoy the weekend!
      Liz

  3. Quick question….what would you suggest instead of red wine? I cannot drink red wine (white is fine) so would the white work as well or would it give it a different taste? I love pastas too and you have certainly found me some new and interesting ones to try. Nice of you to do that Liz! LOL…..hoping your weekend is good. My sis, grandson and I are off to a big street market that happens every first Sunday in July. Quite a big deal so I’m hoping to find some bargains. If not, we’ll get to go out for lunch! Cheers Liz!

    1. Hi there Sandy,
      Oh yes white wine would work too, a full bodied one. Make sure you like the taste of the wine you use. I love red wine because it gives a strong aroma and flavour and also imparts a nice colour, too. I am watching the Netherlands/Costa Rica match and this time I am supporting Netherlands (LOL). We have missed hundreds of opportunities. Please let me know what bargains you come across. I love huge markets. The little ones tend to bore me quickly. Have a lovely weekend!
      Liz

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