Tuesday, April 14, 2015

{Recipe Files}: Sun-dried Tomato, Roasted Asparagus Pesto Pasta

It might be a mouthful to say, but it's a delicious mouthful!
DamnDelicious pulled out another win for me last night when I had almost no energy left to make dinner after a long day of meetings. This one was quick and easy and SO delicious!

What You Need:
-8 oz medium shell pasta
-1 pound asparagus
-About 2 Tbsp olive oil
-Salt and black pepper (I used sea salt)
-1/2 Cup Basil pesto
-1/3 Cup sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, drained (about 6 Tbsp)
-1/3 Cup mozzarella cubes
Optional: fried egg (I did not do this)

What You Do:
1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Lightly coat a baking dish with non-stick spray. Place the asparagus in a single layer on the baking dish and drizzle with the olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and "toss" to combine. Bake for 8-12 minutes (I did 10 and mine were perfect.)
Let these cool before cutting them into 1-inch sections.

2. While the asparagus is baking/roasting, boil the water and cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain well.

3. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto and mozzarella cubes.


* Optional 4. Serve immediately with a fried egg. I did not do this and it still tasted amazing.

I lightly sprinkled mine with parmesan cheese, which was good, but when I had seconds, I didn't and it still tasted delicious!

This is a great dish, but especially for Spring and Summer. It's light, so you don't feel totally stuffed and uncomfortable, and mega flavorful!
I highly recommend making this one! You won't regret it! :)
Martinis & Bikinis

19 comments:

  1. I saw this on your insta feed last night and almost drooled on my phone!! I can't wait to try this!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. Do I see white fiber pasta? I need details on that! Looks so good girl! I think we have the same mixing bowls ;-) Of course we do! I love quick and yummy recipes like this!

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  3. I love easy meals for weeknights! I never feel like cooking when I get home! Love that this is light and flavorful too! Definitely going to have to give it a try

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. I bought a jar of sun-dried tomatoes the other day and cannot stop eating them. I need to make this recipe so I actually put them into something instead of snacking all day.

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  5. Omg - this literally is all my favorite things in one dish. Definitely making this soon!

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  6. SO glad you posted this from when I saw your insta. it looks amazing!!! love some sun dried tomatoes and pesto. damn delicious always has good stuff!

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  7. This looks so delicious! I was so jealous when I saw this last night as I was eating my boring out of a box hamburger helper but hey, we were traveling yesterday I needed to be quick, ha!

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  8. Holy YUM! Love anything that incorporates asparagus :-D

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  9. Looks divine! We use pesto a lot to cook with since it gives everything great flavor!

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  10. Mmmm this looks delicious and I love that it is vegetarian!

    Justine @ Charm City Ciemny's
    www.lifeasabaltimoregirl.blogspot.com

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  11. Oooh I saw this on IG and was hoping you'd post this!

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  12. YUM! I love a good recipe thankyou thank you for sharing!

    Xo
    Candace
    Lovely Little Rants

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  13. This looks delightful! Definitely adding it to my list of recipes to try! xo

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  14. I have really been making an effort to cook more and start saving recipes I love. This look like it is totally up my ally and a win! I love tomatoes, asparagus, and anything pesto pasta! Thanks for sharing I will have to try it out :)

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  15. I know what I am having for dinner tomorrow! This looks amazing. :)

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  16. This looks so tasty!! I love all things pasta, so I know this would be a hit!

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  17. Yum! I always love a good pasta dish, especially when it's loaded with tasty veggies!

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  18. Yummmm! You always share the best recipes! Can't wait to give this one a try. xo

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  19. You had me at Sun Dried Tomoato! I love anything with those suckers in it, and then pesto on top of that? LOVE.

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