Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis
Episode: Power of Pesto
Print
Total:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces penne pasta
  • 1 (8.5-ounce) jar sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.

Meanwhile, blend the sun-dried tomatoes and their oil, garlic, salt and pepper, to taste, and basil in a food processor and blend until the tomatoes are finely chopped. Transfer the tomato mixture to a large bowl. Stir in the Parmesan.

Add the pasta to the pesto and toss to coat, adding enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten. Season the pasta, to taste, with salt and pepper and serve.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Roasted Tomato Penne alla Vodka

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Pasta alla Norma "Nuda"

Recipe courtesy of Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

Strozzapreti

Recipe courtesy of David Rocco

Old School Lasagna with Bolognese Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli

Pumpkin, Penne and Cabbage

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Penne alla Vodka

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Penne a la Carbonara

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Penne Aglio-olio-Anything

Recipe courtesy of Nadia G

On TV

Unwrapped 2.0

7:30am | 6:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

8:30am | 7:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

9:30am | 8:30c

Man Fire Food

10am | 9c

Man Fire Food

10:30am | 9:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

3pm | 2c

Good Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Good Eats

4pm | 3c

Good Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Good Eats

5pm | 4c

Good Eats

5:30pm | 4:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Iron Chef America

8pm | 7c

Iron Chef

10pm | 9c

Iron Chef

11pm | 10c

Iron Chef

2am | 1c

Iron Chef

3am | 2c

So Much Pretty Food Here