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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad


Bursting with flavor your sure to love this one!

  • 20
  • Serves 5
  • Easy



This Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad is something I came up with on a lazy Sunday. 

Cheesy Pesto Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes

I like to make this recipe for those times where I am just craving some good pasta. 

Just make sure your using a good quality pasta as it will make a world of difference in how this plate tastes.

I hope this recipe becomes something you love as much as we do.

This dish can be put together in under 20 minutes So what are you waiting for?

Grab your favorite pasta, I like to use large macaroni, a jar of “Classico Basil Pesto”, white shredded cheddar cheese and some sundried tomatoes and let’s get started.

If your wanting to your own Pesto from scratch, I highly recommend checking out this recipe for Easy Basil Pesto Recipe It will work for this recipe too!

Cheesy Pesto Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes

Your going to want to start by cooking the pasta. Then while that is happening you can chop and saute the sun dried tomatoes, this helps to tenderize them and give them flavor.

Unless your using some sundried tomatoes from a jar that is packed in oil. In that case you won’t need to add any extra oil and can skip heating them up all the way at first.

Couldn’t you just snuggle up to a BIG bowl of this tonight? Go ahead and create few meal preps with it for the week ahead also if you like. I love to do that when making this recipe.

Basil Pesto Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes

Your family won’t believe that most of these delicious flavors in a jar, yes I use one simple product to make this pasta special, it is called “Classico Basil Pesto” see below.

Image result for basil pesto classico

Feel free to use Fettuccine or Spaghetti for this recipe as well, just be sure to chop those sundried tomatoes up small enough according to your pasta choice. 

Basil Pesto Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes

You can always add some sliced chicken breasts or shrimp to this pasta if desired. All the above would work well and add some protein. 

Looking for a gluten free option? Simply find a pasta that is 100% gluten free and your good to go. Who said those with Gluten allergies could not enjoy a good pasta dish too!

Other pasta dishes you’re sure to enjoy!

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Basil Pesto Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad

Yield: 5

Fantastic Vegetarian Dish!


  • 5 cups Macaroni
  • 250 grams Dried Sun Dried tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 5 tbsp Classico Basil Pesto
  • 3 cups White Cheddar Cheese


  1. Start by boiling a pot of salted water, then cook the pasta according to the packages institutions. Strain and set aside.
  2. Next chop the sundried tomatoes and saute them with 1 tbsp of oil till soft and slightly charred. 
  3. Add back in the cooked pasta and toss with the sun dried tomatoes, basil pesto, olive oil and cheddar cheese.
  4. Once the cheese has melted serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 775Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 616mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 9gSugar: 20gProtein: 33g

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