Get into full spring mode with this creamy sun-dried tomato and spinach pasta! Easy and ready in 30 minutes.

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato and Spinach Pasta

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 1/2 lb. linguine, cooked al dente
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup pasta water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated and divided
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Over medium high heat, saute garlic until fragrant
  2. Add sun-dried tomatoes and saute for 2 minutes
  3. Pour in pasta water and simmer for 1 minute
  4. Reduce heat to medium low and pour in heavy cream
  5. Add in 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, stirring to mix
  6. Toss in basil, seasonings and baby spinach and simmer gently until the spinach has cooked down
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  8. Toss in the pasta with the sauce and combine
  9. Top with remaining Parmesan cheese
  10. Dish and serve hot