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Ina Garten’s Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Ina Garten’s Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
After getting back from vacation earlier this week, the last thing I wanted to do was any heavy cooking. Lucky for me, this Barefoot Blogger recipe was waiting for me. Cat of Delta Whiskey chose Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes for one of July’s recipes and am I so happy she did.

Ina Garten’s Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Just in case you don’t know who the Barefoot Bloggers are…

We’re an [extra]ordinary group of cookers and bakers with a love of all things Ina. We’ll be testing (and retesting) Ina Garten’s (The Barefoot Contessa) recipes as a group and blogging about them on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month.

Ina Garten’s Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

This pasta salad was wonderful. It had all of my favorite flavors in it…capers, tomatoes, basil, olives…I just knew I would love it as soon as I read the recipe. I substituted whole wheat pasta and added some chopped red onion and additional capers to the pasta for some extra crunch. I was so excited to use basil and tomatoes from my garden…a delicious combination of cherry and San Marzano tomatoes. This is definitely a salad perfect for summer get togethers, or for a nice easy dinner served alongside some Italian Herb Grilled Chicken…stayed tuned for that recipe!

Ina Garten’s Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

This recipe can be found in the Barefoot Contessa Family Style cookbook or here on Food Network.

Check out Cat and the rest of the Barefoot Bloggers to see their delicious creations!

Ina Garten’s Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes


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38 comments on “Ina Garten’s Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes”

  1. I have all of Inas books, always curious about this pasta recipe, now with much thanks to you Ill give it a try!!Figtreeapps

  2. Looks delicious Aggie!

  3. It looks great!

  4. Looks fabulous, Aggie and so does the chicken!

  5. ooh i'll be making this! I'll stand by for the italian/grilled/chicken recipe!

  6. This really looks delicious. I really like the use of whole wheat pasta in this recipe.I'm sure your other adjustments to the dish were successful as well.

  7. Aggie, Your pasta looks wonderful. I am envious of your own homegrown Marzano tomatoes. This was a wonderful recipe!

  8. Gorgeous pasta salad! I love the addition of sun-dried tomatoes and capers… yummmmmm! That plate is so pretty, too!

  9. What a beautiful dish! I love the chicken too! I really need to get myself an Ina cookbook. I never thought I'd like her until I started reading everyone's barefoot bloggers posts.

  10. Ina is one of my favourites and her recipes are always a winner. I have been missing out on being a Barefoot Blogger for the past few months.

  11. I think you left your sun-dried tomatoes in bigger pieces than I did. When I make it again, I think I'll do it your way–the better to be able to pick them all out for me, me ME! 🙂

    And the chicken on the side looks awesome too!

  12. Isnt Ina the best?!?

    Such a beautiful and colorful dish!

  13. I'm so jealous of your garden! This pasta looks great. Ooh… I just ordered Ina's Back to Basics cookbook. I'm so excited to check out more of her recipes!

  14. Sun dried tomatoes make everything better. Great pasta dish!

  15. I also love Ina Garten!! And this pasta looks amazingly delicious.

  16. WOW! Your pasta salad looks amazing! I love the plate it's on, too! Nicely done!

  17. Great job here! I think I've tried this recipe before and it came out, well, like you say: all my favourite flavours in a bowl!
    I'm new to your blog, I found it in TasteSpotting and I was instantly smitten with your stacked baked caprese salad… let me leave a comment there!

  18. Looks light and refreshing- perfect for an after vacation meal. We just got back from our vacation today and I am draggggging

  19. You're grilled chicken looks fantastic, I'd take a pasta starring that any day.

  20. Looks very delicious for a midweek meal. We love all of Inas recipes.

  21. Looks great, love a light pasta dish.

  22. Oh my this looks amazing! Those are all my favorite ingredients too. Love your addition of red onion!

  23. i just found your blog and love everything you've cooked lately 🙂 And I saw you recently did the SheRox tri in WDW! Congrats–it's such an amazing feeling! I'm doing one up in New England in a couple weeks 🙂

  24. I wish I had added some onion and green pepper to mine.`

  25. Looks perfect for the summer. Ina's recipes are soo good.

  26. Oh yummy! I love all the colors!

  27. Gorgeous pictures! I do like how aligned we were on this one–from the extra capers to the chicken. 😉

  28. This is the best pasta salad I have ever had. I loved the olives and sundried tomatoes the best.

  29. Isn't she just REAL??? I love to watch her show, but I must admit that I have to control what I eat from her recipes. They are all very delicious though. I hope you will join with me in August when I begin hosting Crock Pot Wednesdays on August 5 at

  30. ps I have an award for you!

  31. Yum. It looks absolutely fantastic! I may just make it this weekend.

  32. When I first saw your pic (while munching on a bowl of mine) I thought i must have forgotten the red onion in the recipe because it just looks so good and right and would have added just a little bite to mine.

  33. If it were lunch time I'd feel hungry just by looking at your pics! (fortunately it's breakfast time here in Paris, I won't have to rush to the kitchen to get that pasta done!)

  34. Beautiful photos! That chicken looks amazing, and I'm glad you like the pasta!

  35. That looks delicious Aggie! I think I might have to join this group… I love Ina!

  36. Looks yummy~

  37. This salad is a hit with my clients. The flavors are fantastic.

  38. I would love to give this recipe a try. It looks so healthy!