Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Creamy sun dried tomato and basil penne mix

I've been on a big sun dried tomato kick lately. I used to think I hated them, but I think it was just some gross chemical they cure them with. Because I bought a big flat of gorgeous tomatoes at Costco recently and made my own sun dried tomatoes with them in the oven. They are amazing!

This pasta is another Sidekicks copycat...

Sun dried tomato and basil penne mix

1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons powdered milk
1 tablespoon corn starch
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder

What else you'll need

2 cups water
1 cup uncooked penne or other pasta
2 tablespoons butter

In a small saucepan combine mix with cold water and stir well then add pasta and butter.

Simmer on medium heat until pasta is tender and sauce thickens.

It's supposed to be a side dish but I ate the whole batch as a main course instead, it was that good!


  1. this looks so good! how did you create your sundried tomatoes?

  2. I think my next post should be about drying fruits and vegetables for mixes using your oven! I'll include the sun dried tomatoes as well as everything else I use. I don't like the additives in store bought dried foods.