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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 Responses to “Ina Garten’s Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes”

  1. figtree posted July 9, 2009 at 10:32 am

    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. HoneyB posted July 9, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Looks delicious Aggie!

  3. Ninette posted July 9, 2009 at 10:59 am

    It looks great!

  4. Mary Ann posted July 9, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Looks fabulous, Aggie and so does the chicken!

  5. fittingbackin posted July 9, 2009 at 12:10 pm

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

  6. Mary posted July 9, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    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. Penny posted July 9, 2009 at 12:25 pm

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

  8. Patsyk posted July 9, 2009 at 12:27 pm

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

  9. Michele posted July 9, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    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. Bellini Valli posted July 9, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    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. Meryl posted July 9, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    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. finsmom posted July 9, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Isnt Ina the best?!?

    Such a beautiful and colorful dish!

  13. Megan posted July 9, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    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. Maria posted July 9, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Sun dried tomatoes make everything better. Great pasta dish!

  15. ♥peachkins♥ posted July 9, 2009 at 2:50 pm

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

  16. Jennifer posted July 9, 2009 at 3:11 pm

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

  17. Marta posted July 9, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    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. Erica posted July 9, 2009 at 3:23 pm

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

  19. nick posted July 9, 2009 at 3:37 pm

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

  20. The Duo Dishes posted July 9, 2009 at 4:54 pm

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

  21. Bob posted July 9, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Looks great, love a light pasta dish.

  22. Meghan posted July 9, 2009 at 8:18 pm

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

  23. ttfn300 posted July 9, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    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. chocolatechic posted July 9, 2009 at 9:30 pm

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

  25. Helene posted July 9, 2009 at 11:57 pm

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

  26. teresa posted July 10, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Oh yummy! I love all the colors!

  27. Debinhawaii posted July 10, 2009 at 8:13 am

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

  28. Diana posted July 10, 2009 at 11:24 am

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

  29. darnold23 posted July 10, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    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. teresa posted July 10, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    ps I have an award for you!

  31. Pam posted July 10, 2009 at 7:03 pm

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

  32. Me! posted July 10, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    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. A World in a PAN posted July 11, 2009 at 6:28 am

    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. Leslie posted July 11, 2009 at 7:05 pm

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

  35. Tessa posted July 12, 2009 at 6:03 pm

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

  36. Carrian posted July 13, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Looks yummy~

  37. EAT! posted July 13, 2009 at 9:40 pm

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

  38. Bridgett posted July 14, 2009 at 8:21 pm

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

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