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25 Best Recipes with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

These tasty recipes with sun-dried tomatoes can bring sunlight straight into your kitchen. All it takes is a little inspiration!

These tomatoes are dehydrated, packing in loads of flavor in every bite.

Adding them to pasta or proteins makes for a deep, irresistible, savory flavor. 

Chicken Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
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Use them for a burst of flavor and color in any savory dish.

Add them to any umami recipe from appetizers to main dishes and everything in between. 

Check out this list of 25 easy-to-love recipes with sun-dried tomatoes, and get to cooking! You’re sure to find a recipe to love here. 

1. Chicken with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

This classic recipe is one you can find comfort in any day of the year. It has a rich creamy sauce loaded with savory flavor that’s sure to hit home. 

There’s a rustic cream sauce that perfectly elevates the seared chicken thighs. The best part? This recipe is table ready in just 15 minutes!

2. Macaroni and Cheese with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Spinach

Who says macaroni and cheese is for kids? This colorful macaroni has a different plan in mind. 

If you’re looking for the perfect potluck dish or just craving delicious pasta, this is it!

Talk about creamy, cheesy, and savory. Sun-dried tomatoes and spinach add pops of color and flavor you can’t resist.

3. Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

I’m all for marinara, but pesto is my jam. This sun-dried tomato pesto is a staple in my kitchen any day of the year.

It’s the perfect addition to any Italian dinner or antipasto. 

The flavors of basil, pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, and garlic all work so well together.

This Italian essential is delicious on pasta, bread, pizza, or chicken.

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4. Jammy Sun-Dried Tomato White Beans with Crispy Caper Breadcrumbs

Meatless Mondays can feel intimidating to any non-vegetarian eater. Thankfully, with recipes like this, you won’t have to worry about lacking flavor! 

There are two elements to this recipe. First the caper breadcrumbs and then sun-dried tomato white beans.

Each component is equally savory and flavorful, so combined they’re absolutely scrumptious!

5. Sun-dried Tomato White Bean Soup (Vegan)

Craving some soul-warming comfort food? This bean soup is layered with colors and flavors that are sure to fix that hankering.

Fresh aromatic herbs and sun-dried tomatoes are the perfect addition to this simple soup.

Balanced with flavors and nutrients, you’ll be in seventh heaven with this vegan soup. 

Just when you think it can’t get any better, it does. This recipe is ready to enjoy in just 30 minutes!

6. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Who doesn’t love grilled cheese? Of course, they’re even better when you add sun-dried tomato pesto! 

Made with all the pesto essentials and then some, this pesto is bright, pungent, and aromatic.

Combine sun-dried tomatoes, basil, pine nuts, garlic, and parmesan in a food processor. Then, watch the magic happen!

Now spread that savory pesto on Italian bread and add creamy fontina cheese. Talk about a bougie grilled cheese!

7. Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Cream sauce and pasta seemingly go hand-in-hand. Add in sun-dried tomatoes for a luxurious, irresistible dish.

This recipe is completely vegan at its core. Featuring tofu, cashews, veggies, and a creamy Dijon sauce that you will rave over. 

The recipe appears to have several steps, but only so they’re broken up effectively. You’ll have it all done in just 20 minutes!

8. Baked Brie Recipe with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Charcuterie boards are all the rave. Serve your next board with this baked brie and watch your guests dig right in.

Warm, gooey brie is loaded with sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and thyme. Indulgent, gorgeous, and simple.

It only gets better when served with crunchy bread or crackers!

9. Tuscan Pasta Salad

Is it just me, or is pasta salad a summer staple? This pasta salad certainly deserves to be at every backyard party this summer.

Sure the tangy Italian dressing is delicious. But the olives, peppers, spinach, basil, and sun-dried tomatoes are the star of this show.

Bursting with flavor and color, this is one unforgettable pasta salad.

10. Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Burgers

Hear me out, this is the best vegan burger I have ever had. You won’t miss the meat with flavor like this.

Just 10 ingredients are used to construct this flavorful, juicy burger. Because the base is chickpeas, this burger patty is very reminiscent of falafel. 

The sun-dried tomato adds a level of flavor no ordinary burger can match.

Top it with your favorite burger veggies and a bit of pesto for the best burger ever.

11. Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza

I won’t lie, I’m a sucker for a slice of pizza. There’s just something about the perfect balance of cheese and carbs.

With pizza like this, there’s just no saying no!

This pizza is loaded with sun-dried tomato pesto, spinach, prosciutto, tomatoes, and burrata cheese.

This is the kind of homemade pizza that you go back for seconds.

12. Easy Romesco Sauce 

If you’ve never slurped up romesco noodles, you’re missing out! This pesto-like sauce is delicious no matter how you serve it.

Smoky, roasted bell peppers are the perfect companion for tangy sun-dried tomatoes.

They’re blended with garlic, almonds, red wine vinegar, and cayenne to balance texture and flavor. 

You can enjoy this sauce as chunky or smooth as you like. The taste is incredible no matter how you make it!

13. Asparagus, Sun-Dried Tomato Puff Pastry Bites

Time to get your party pants on, these puff pastries are here to entertain!

Seriously though, these bites are the best appetizers you will serve this summer.

Puff pastry, sun-dried tomato pesto, and asparagus are all you need. Simply assemble, bake, and serve!

Do yourself a favor and make a double batch, as these will go quickly!

14. Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Olive Tapenade (5 Minutes!)

If you love olives, this recipe is for you. Of course, what’s not to love with sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and olives?

Combine just six ingredients in your food processor and pulse to combine. This tapenade is excellent on pizza, bread, or fresh veggies!

It’s delightfully acidic, rustic, and tangy any way you serve it.

15. Sun-Dried Tomato Lemon Baked Salmon and Asparagus

Sheet pan dinners are my go-to for busy weeknights. I love how easy they are to throw together, and cleanup is a breeze!

That simplicity is carried through in the well-balanced flavors in this recipe.

Salmon and asparagus are dressed in olive oil, white wine, and sun-dried tomatoes. Don’t forget the lemon zest!

In under 30 minutes, your next favorite sheet pan dinner will be ready to enjoy.

16. Sun-Dried Tomato and Ricotta Turkey Meatballs

Have I mentioned I love meatballs? There’s just something so classically delicious about pasta and meatballs.

It’s saucy, savory, and perfect any day of the year.

These meatballs aren’t quite like others you’ll make. Ditch the breadcrumbs!

They’re made with ricotta cheese, turkey, and fresh herbs. This creates perfectly moist and scrumptious meatballs every time!

Serve them over a bed of al dente pasta with a simple tomato sauce. Or, serve them with toothpicks for a simple, delicious appetizer. 

17. Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Everyone’s had a creamy chicken pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, but have you tried shrimp this way?

It’s the perfect twist on this classic dish, and this recipe is here to prove it!

This is a perfect new way to serve your favorite crustacean. Garlic shrimp and sun-dried tomatoes are slathered in cream sauce on a bed of pasta. 

This cream sauce has a special spicy twist, which is easily customizable. Add or omit crushed red pepper to your liking. 

18. Spicy Garlic Sun-Dried Tomato Shrimp 

These flavor combinations will have your tastebuds cheering all night! Take a few minutes to throw together a dinner to wow the crowd. 

Sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, red pepper, and shrimp pack a punch in every bite. Flavors from acidic and spicy to sweet and savory are in this dish. 

19.  Marry Me Chicken

The name says it all, and this chicken is that good. No guarantees, but this chicken may be the ticket to love. (Proposal not required to enjoy this recipe.)

Chicken, bacon, and sun-dried tomatoes are tossed in a rich and creamy sauce and pasta. What’s not to love?

Whether it’s the love in the air or the chicken, this is a dish to love. 

20. Linguine with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

I’m all for clean eating, but sometimes you just need a big bowl of pasta. You know what I mean!

For those nights, we have this hearty linguini and sun-dried tomato cream sauce. 

Alfredo linguine is the quintessential comfort food. It’s only better with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach.

This recipe is simple, colorful, and filling.

21. Salmon in Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce 

When I have a hankering for salmon, this is the recipe I run to. This is one of those dishes you will savor until the last bite.

Flaky salmon is soaked in a creamy tomato sauce. Your mouth is already watering, right?

This recipe also uses parmesan, garlic, and honey to balance the flavors.

Don’t forget to serve with rice, pasta, or bread to soak up every drop of that sauce. Trust me on this one, you won’t regret it. 

22. Tomato Basil No-Knead Bread 

Nothing says home quite like a homemade loaf of savory bread.

Whether you’re enjoying a slice on your own or serving it to those you love, this bread is divine.

Adding extra yeast makes this loaf rise in about an hour, so there’s no need to stress about time.

Bake the dough in a Dutch oven for a crunchy, cracked crust.

This loaf is the kind you break bread over and never look back! 

23. Sun-Dried Tomato, Spinach, and Quinoa Salad

Struggling to find a diet-friendly dish to take to your next potluck? This is the perfect any-time salad to show up with.

Start with tender, protein-rich quinoa tossed in a tangy lemon dressing.

Make it all the better by adding sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and sliced almonds.  

For extra flavor, you can add feta and pine nuts before serving. 

24. Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Hummus

Homemade hummus is a go-to snack for dinner parties, and for good reason! Its smooth, creamy texture is perfect on veggies or crackers. 

Don’t be intimidated, as making your own hummus is actually quite simple.

Grab your food processor and just eight ingredients, and you’re well on your way. 

25. Sun-Dried Tomato Cheesy Meatballs (Low Carb)

Okay sure, pre-made meatballs are easy in a pinch. But why settle when you can have meatballs like these?

Fresh herbs, sun-dried tomatoes, and parmesan make for some of the best meatballs in town. They’re tender, juicy, and oh-so-delicious. 

Not to mention, there’s a bath of tomato sauce and gooey, melted cheese!

If they make it to the table, this will certainly be a spaghetti and meatball recipe to bookmark. 

25 Ways to Cook With Sun-Dried Tomatoes

These recipes with sun-dried tomatoes are as good as it gets! From chicken to pasta to pizza, these tasty tomatoes add so much flavor to any meal.


  • Chicken with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

  • Macaroni and Cheese with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Spinach

  • Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

  • Jammy Sun-Dried Tomato White Beans with Crispy Caper Breadcrumbs

  • Sun-dried Tomato White Bean Soup (Vegan)

  • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

  • Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

  • Baked Brie Recipe with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

  • Tuscan Pasta Salad

  • Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Burgers

  • Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza

  • Easy Romesco Sauce

  • Asparagus, Sun-Dried Tomato Puff Pastry Bites

  • Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Olive Tapenade (5 Minutes!)

  • Sun-Dried Tomato Lemon Baked Salmon and Asparagus

  • Sun-Dried Tomato and Ricotta Turkey Meatballs

  • Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

  • Spicy Garlic Sun-Dried Tomato Shrimp

  • Marry Me Chicken

  • Linguine with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

  • Salmon in Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

  • Tomato Basil No Knead Bread

  • Sun-Dried Tomato, Spinach, and Quinoa Salad

  • Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Hummus

  • Sun-Dried Tomato Cheesy Meatballs (Low Carb)


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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