Sun-Dried Tomato and Bow Tie Pasta


This bow tie pasta dish with sun-dried tomatoes, pesto, and mushrooms makes your tastebuds feel alive! My husband and I came up with this recipe while playing around in the kitchen one day. Ever since then it has been our family's favorite. Garnish each dish with red pepper or Parmesan cheese.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 4 tablespoons dried basil

  • 1 tablespoon minced pine nuts

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 ounces sun-dried tomatoes

  • cup olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (16 ounce) package bow tie pasta


  1. Combine basil, pine nuts, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a small bowl; set pesto aside.

  2. Blanch sun-dried tomatoes for 30 seconds in boiling water. Drain well and slice into small pieces.

  3. Heat 1/8 cup olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add garlic and sauté until golden brown. Stir in mushrooms and sauté until tender. Add prepared pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, cayenne pepper, and salt; reduce heat to low and simmer sauce.

  4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain well. Toss pasta and sauce together until well coated.


Instead of making your own pesto, you can use 1/2 bottle of pre-made pesto from the grocery store.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

293 Calories
7g Fat
50g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 293
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 371mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 647mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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