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Creamy Garlic Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

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You are thisclose to enjoying Creamy Garlic Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta! Garlicky spirali noodles and tender sun-dried tomatoes in a creamy, luscious sauce with a heavy dusting of Parmesan cheese.

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ALERT ALERT ALERT! Only a small amount of time and a few ingredients stand between you and a skillet full of creamy, garlicky, flavorful, romantic, and dangerously good pasta. Tender sun-dried tomatoes, maybe some spinach, creamy sauce, bouncy noodles, and a heavy dusting of Parmesan. This is an urgent matter. I think you understand.

A few important things for your review before you take a swim in this creamy, luscious pan of pasta:

First of all, can you ever go wrong with garlic, white wine, and cream in a sauce? Hint: no. It’s just a cheat code for greatness. It makes short ingredient lists everywhere very, very happy.

Secondly, spirali is the most fun pasta shape of all time and I won’t debate with you about this. It’s a skinny little tube, like bucatini, but it’s wound into a tight spiral, so you get a spiraly shape that is very subtly voluminous and airy at the same time. Spring gift to yourself: an order of specialty pasta to make your weeknight cooking into a fun adventure. File under things you say after age 30.

Sun-dried tomato pasta in bowls

Bringing You a Very Simple Ingredient List

Okay, your star players in this recipe are:

  • pasta (spirali, spirali, spirali! it’s too much fun)
  • garlic
  • white wine
  • cream
  • sun-dried tomatoes
  • Parmesan

And… the rest is kind of up to you. You can throw in a handful of spinach and some sliced chicken sausage if you want. Make it a one-pot meal.

Or you can just dive in headfirst.

Creamy Garlic Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta in a pan with a wooden spoon

You’ll Need Delicious, Quality Pasta Here

Truthfully, one of my favorite SOS hacks is keeping versatile, good-quality foods on hand at all times.

DeLallo is the source of many of my favorite items in this category.

Ingredients for Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta with spirali noodles and sun-dried tomatoes

Their website is FULL and I mean really FULL of fun made-in-Italy products that can ship right to your door, and we have a large selection of all of these things at our office kitchen since we’ve been working with DeLallo for like, 8 years? Longest standing brand partner on POY because we love them and so do you. ♡

In my home kitchen, however, space is tight, so I have to reduce my stash to just a few of our most beloved favorites:

  • rigatoni
  • whole wheat orzo
  • gnocchi
  • tomato sauce
  • sun-dried tomatoes
  • and now, spirali
Close-up of sun-dried tomato pasta in a pan

Whatever kind of noodle you use, it’s just a fact: pasta in a creamy white wine garlic sauce, speckled with tender bites of sun dried tomatoes and a handful of fresh herbs makes any SOS weeknight just a little less SOS-y and a lot more wonderful.

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Creamy Garlic Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta: FAQs

Any other veggies or protein that would go well in this?

Good news is this recipe is super customizable! Go ahead and add anything else you want in there – sliced chicken sausages, spinach leaves, peas, etc!

I can’t find sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil. Will dried sun-dried tomatoes do the trick?

That should work – you’ll just need to add a bit more olive oil to the pan and the dish to bring all the flavors together well.

What kind of dry white wine do you suggest here?

One of our team members, Jasmine, knows the ins and outs of wine pairings. She recommends a white wine from Italy, like a Pinot Grigio, Soave, Gavi, or Verdicchio here. 🤓

Source notes: The idea for this recipe came from my friend Angela! She texted me about it one night after she made it, with a photo, and it was my lunch the very next day because, like I said at the beginning, this is an urgent matter.

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Creamy Garlic Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


You are thisclose to enjoying Creamy Garlic Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta! Garlicky spirali noodles and tender sun-dried tomatoes in a creamy, luscious sauce with a heavy dusting of Parmesan cheese.


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  • 8 ounces DeLallo spirali pasta (okay, you don’t have to use spirali, but it is SO FUN)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup DeLallo sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, sliced or chopped
  • about 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 2/33/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • up to 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a big bunch of chopped chives or parsley
  • parmesan for serving


  1. Cook the pasta: Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. Sauté the good stuff: Heat a skillet over medium heat. Use a little bit of the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes to sauté the garlic and sun-dried tomatoes until soft and fragrant, 2-3 minutes. 
  3. Make the sauce: Add the wine; let it sizzle out and reduce so the flavor gets real good. Add the cream and spinach; bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper. 
  4. Finish: Stir in the cooked pasta, adding the reserved pasta water as needed to help coat the noodles in the sauce. Finish with chives and Parmesan and a top-up on your glass of wine. SO GOOD.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pasta recipe, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic recipe

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks delicious! What would you say would be the best substitute for the white wine in this recipe? I need the meal to be alcohol free.

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    Kelly West

    This looks amazing! I love Delallo and and buy their whole wheat pasta in bulk. Please pass along to your contact there that whole wheat spirali would be a welcome addition to their product line!!

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      Krista @ Pinch of Yum

      We haven’t tested with coconut milk, but it should work just fine!

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    I feel like the calorie calculation is off here. 2/3 cup of cream is 500+ calories, and the pasta is 800ish, you’re already at 325/serving before adding the other ingredients.

    The difference is probably only +75 calories per serving, but just making sure I’m not missing something.

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    The video adds spinach, but it is not mentioned in the ingredients ?.
    I found this very bland and had to add assorted extras to give it some taste. My family was not impressed ! Next time i will add flavoured cream cheese and more herbs and spices

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      I was reading about that. Doesn’t call for any salt, and I don’t see anything there that could compensate for flavor…

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        I detract! I went ahead and tried this and it was really great. I might have added extra parm, but it was tasty.

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    Bianca Mok

    Hello! Just wondering if I can substitute the heavy cream with a healthier option like 2% milk?
    Thank you!

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      Krista @ Pinch of Yum

      We haven’t tried, but we think it’d be an okay substitute. The sauce may be a bit more liquidy!

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    Made this last night and it was delicious!! I also appreciate how quickly the sauce came together, and the advice to top off my glass of wine 😄. I used half and half instead of heavy cream, just because I always have that on hand (major coffee drinker here 🙋‍♀️). I thought it was delicious, but the sauce did “break” a teeny bit, which I suspect is due to the lower fat content. Just something to watch for if you’re not using heavy cream.

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    Anne Warren

    Made this last night on a whim and it was delish. Thank you for the great recipes!

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    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to make it for the family! Thank you for this series! It truly spoke to my soul!

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    Sarah Jane

    Made this tonight with some chicken sausage, we all loved it! We have 3 kids ages 5 years and under, and they all asked for seconds and thirds. Easy and quick and mom got to enjoy a quick glass of wine while cooking

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    Sandra Mikesell

    BOTH of my kids liked this recipe – a MIRACLE! It is simple and flavorful… a keeper !

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    We have a milk allergy in our family. What would be the best substitute for the cream?

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    Kim Mills

    I need to make this dairy free. Could I use coconut cream, coconut milk or almond milk?

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    This recipe caught my eye as it sounded & looked delicious. My husband & I love & eat a lot of pasta dishes… salads, etc. BUT we don’t do heavy cream. And, I know that heavy cream makes a difference in the way dishes taste. I used to eat pasta dishes with cream sauce years ago. As we’ve gotten older I tend to look at dishes that are a bit healthier for us (husband had a stroke at a young age)… things in moderation.
    I thought after reading comments from a couple of people who ask about substitute of cream I would add the below link in hopes it may help others. I use the milk/cornstarch substitute… cooking only. I know it’s not the same taste as if using cream but maybe a bit healthier if one eats creamy recipes often. Hope this helps others.

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    This was soooooo good! I added extra garlic and spinach. My 10 month old loved it too. Super easy to make, quick, and tasted like a much more developed sauce. Will definitely make again.

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    Rachel r

    Delish! Made this last night and absolutely LOVED it. Very easy to make. Threw in a few handfuls of chopped spinach at the very end along with the parsley. Amazingly simple yet flavorful. Thanks for another stellar recipe!

  16. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Can you tell me where in the Twin Cities you buy spirali? I’ve looked at a few stores and can’t find it.

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      Krista @ Pinch of Yum

      Hi Jen! We haven’t been able to find spirali pasta in Twin Cities grocery stores, but you can order it here.

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        I just checked the site for spirali but don’t see it there. Know of any other places to find it?

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    Laura Brecht

    Made this tonight and it was SO good!! My husband agrees! Didn’t have any white wine so I used chicken stock instead and it was great! Love that it was minimal ingredients with a ton of flavor!