Pesto Pasta with Peas and Sun Dried Tomatoes

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A simple, light & summery pasta salad with peas and sun dried tomatoes.

Pesto Pasta with Peas & Sun Dried Tomatoes | Persnickety Plates

Our power is back! It came back on late Monday night. Thankfully. However, we had to toss nearly everything in our fridge and freezer. I would guess somewhere around $200-300 worth of stuff, so that sucks. Basically I have some Grey Goose and kalamata olives left. And ketchup. A visit to the grocery store is in our near future.

 Luckily I made this last week so I have something other than olives & vodka to share with you. I love variations of this pasta dish. I’ve made Baked Rigatoni with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Peas and Mini Ziti with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Artichoke Hearts, among others. This one used up some of the pesto I had left over from the Zucchini & Squash Galette I made last week. It’s simple and light and a perfect summer dish.

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Pesto Pasta with Peas & Sun Dried Tomatoes | Persnickety Plates


Pesto Pasta with Peas and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Melissa Williams | Persnickety Plates
A light & summery pasta tossed with peas and sundried tomatoes.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 8 oz uncooked pasta I used a tomato & spinach garden rotini
  • ½ cup sun dried tomatoes chopped
  • cup frozen peas
  • ¼ cup or so pesto
  • olive oil to taste
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • In a large pot, bring salted water to boil and cook your noodles to taste.
  • Drain the noodles and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Add the olive oil and pesto and stir to distribute.
  • Add in the chopped sun dried tomatoes and peas and stir to combine.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

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Slightly modified from Melissa’s Cuisine

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  1. Laura Crowther says

    Sorry about all your food! I hate it when the power goes out (we live way out in the country, so it happens often) because I’m always worried that I will loose my food. 🙁
    On a positive note, this looks super! Love the sun dried tomatoes.

  2. Ashley says

    This dish looks delicious … perfect for summer too.

    So happy your power is back!

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