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Sun-Dried Tomato Penne Pasta Recipe

Sun-dried Tomato Penne Pasta

This creamy sun-dried penne pasta is all you can ask for! Packed with delicious flavors and lots of protein, you will be left with a very satisfying tummy afterwards.
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Course: Pasta
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 1060kcal
Author: Mariam E.


  • 8 oz penne pasta
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken cubed into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 7- oz jar sun-dried tomatoes drained
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups of milk 2 Tbsp separated out
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh basil


  • In a small bowl, stir together black pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Season chicken with the mixture of seasonings.
  • Cook pasta according to the instructions on the package. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, approximately 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and garlic and cook for approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Add 2 cups milk, broth and both cheeses. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch with remaining 2 Tbsp milk. Add slurry to the skillet and continue to cook until thickened, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Stir in drained pasta. Top with chopped fresh basil. Serve immediately.


You can substitute shrimp for the chicken.


Serving: 2g | Calories: 1060kcal | Carbohydrates: 86.5g | Protein: 106.7g | Fat: 31.1g | Saturated Fat: 16.9g | Cholesterol: 315mg | Sodium: 1250mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 14.1g
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