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Looking for a light and easy recipe to liven up your taste buds? Then check out this quick one-pot Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta recipe in “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Vol. 2.”
As a first-time empty nester, this new stage of life comes with some adjustments in the kitchen. I’m down to cooking for two, which has me browsing the cookbook through a whole new set of eyes. Not only am I looking for recipes that feed just the 2 of us, but I’m also looking for recipes that can be easily cut in half. While I only prepared half of this recipe for my husband and me, I’m listing the full original recipe below.
Don’t forget to add salt and pepper to taste, then top with fresh basil and shaved Parmesan cheese.
This refreshing pasta dish came together in 20 minutes, and the cleanup was super easy.
Cook pasta in a large pot of salted water until al dente. Drain pasta and reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Blend sun-dried tomatoes and their oil, garlic, and basil in a food processor until tomatoes are finely chopped. Transfer the tomato mixture to a large bowl; stir in Parmesan. Add pasta to pesto and toss to coat, adding enough reserved pasta water to moisten. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Thank you to Kyle Vann for this amazing Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto. There are over 800 recipes in the “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Vol. 2,” all submitted by employees and customers. Proceeds from the sales go to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to help feed people across the state. You can purchase the cookbooks for $20 at any First Security Bank location.
For more recipes from the cookbook, click here.
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