Sun-Dried Tomato Linguine

Sun-dried tomatoes just might become a staple in your pantry! They deliver an intense tomato flavor, and they are conveniently available all year round.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 20 dry sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1½ cups boiling water
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup tightly packed fresh parsley sprigs
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 lb. fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • 12 oz. linguine

Directions

  • Combine tomatoes and boiling water in a small bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup liquid.
  • Combine tomatoes, reserved liquid, cheese, parsley sprigs, olive oil, salt, and garlic; set aside.
  • Prepare spinach by removing stems; wash leaves thoroughly and pat dry. Shred spinach and add basil.
  • Coat a large, heavy saucepan with cooking spray and place over medium heat until hot. Add spinach. Cover and cook until spinach wilts, stirring occasionally. Add tomato mixture and warm through.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain well. Combine pasta with spinach and tomato mixture, and toss until well combined.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 20 dry sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1½ cups boiling water
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup tightly packed fresh parsley sprigs
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 lb. fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • 12 oz. linguine

Directions

  • Combine tomatoes and boiling water in a small bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup liquid.
  • Combine tomatoes, reserved liquid, cheese, parsley sprigs, olive oil, salt, and garlic; set aside.
  • Prepare spinach by removing stems; wash leaves thoroughly and pat dry. Shred spinach and add basil.
  • Coat a large, heavy saucepan with cooking spray and place over medium heat until hot. Add spinach. Cover and cook until spinach wilts, stirring occasionally. Add tomato mixture and warm through.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain well. Combine pasta with spinach and tomato mixture, and toss until well combined.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories300
Total Fat4g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol170mg
Sodium740mg
Total Carbohydrate35g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars8g
Protein29g