Healthy Sun Dried Tomato Recipes

Find healthy, delicious sun dried tomato recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Spaghetti & Spinach with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
To achieve flavor quickly in this sun-dried tomato pasta recipe, we use the oil from sun-dried tomatoes to create the base of the cream sauce. Meanwhile, the residual heat of the pasta wilts the spinach in record time for a fast weeknight dinner.
By Carolyn Casner

Chicken Cutlets with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 85
Though a chicken cutlet may be a chicken breast cut in half, this recipe shows how to make chicken cutlets with double the deliciousness. A jar of sun-dried tomatoes does double duty for this healthy dinner idea. The flavorful oil they're packed in is used to sauté the chicken, and the tomatoes go into the cream sauce.

White Bean & Sun-Dried Tomato Gnocchi

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
Sun-dried tomatoes are the star of this recipe— providing texture and umami. Combined with the spinach, they make this dish a great source of vitamins C and K.
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By Laura Kanya

Mozzarella, Basil & Zucchini Frittata

Rating: 5 stars 20
This vegetable-studded frittata recipe is one of the quickest meals you can make. Make it for breakfast, or serve for lunch or dinner with a tossed salad and a slice of olive oil-drizzled crusty baguette.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Salmon with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 6
Sun-dried tomatoes do double duty in this easy weeknight dinner—we use the flavorful oil they're packed in to sauté shallots and use the actual tomatoes in the creamy sauce. Served with perfectly cooked salmon, you really can't go wrong with this recipe.
Carolyn Malcoun
By Carolyn Malcoun

Zucchini & Tomato Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
The combination of sweet tomatoes and zucchini with melted cheese in this zucchini-tomato casserole tastes like a summer-fresh pizza. It's the perfect easy side dish for any summer meal.
By Liz Mervosh

Roasted Gnocchi & Brussels Sprouts with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Rating: 5 stars 18
In this quick vegetarian dinner recipe, you can skip boiling the gnocchi--they'll cook through while roasting on the sheet pan with the rest of the ingredients. If you can't find Meyer lemons, use 1 small regular lemon in Step 2 and use 4 teaspoons lemon juice and 2 teaspoons orange juice in Step 4.
By Carolyn Casner

Chicken Cutlets with Creamy Spinach & Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
Serve these saucy, ultra-quick chicken cutlets over your favorite pasta. This easy dinner recipe is sure to become a new weeknight favorite.
By Carolyn Casner

Caprese Sandwich

Rating: 5 stars 1
This caprese sandwich is fresh from the basil and hearty from thick, crusty ciabatta. The sun-dried tomatoes deepen the flavor. Topping the bread with a layer of basil leaves and using toasted bread helps to keep the sandwich from getting soggy if you need to make it a few hours ahead.
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By Liv Dansky

Creamy Chicken, Vegetable & Sun-Dried Tomato Soup

This creamy soup is packed with vegetables, including zucchini and carrots. Precooked chicken saves time and energy, so you can make this cozy soup on a busy weeknight, or any day when it's cold out.
By Carolyn Casner

Lemon-Garlic Chicken Penne with Pesto and Spinach

Rating: 5 stars 1
Fresh pesto brilliantly compliments the lemon and garlic flavors of this juicy chicken dinner.

3-Ingredient Chickpeas with Kale & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
Oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes pull double duty in this recipe. Use the oil from the jar to cook the kale, then stir in the sun-dried tomatoes to add flavor and texture to the dish.
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By Carolyn Hodges, M.S., RDN
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Inspiration and Ideas

13 Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Recipes for Dinner Tonight
Jarred sun-dried tomatoes—especially their oil—bring whopping flavor to these creamy, comforting dinners.
Mediterranean Broccoli Pasta Salad
Rating: Unrated 5
We've loaded this healthy pasta salad with vegetables and flavors of the Mediterranean. Sun-dried tomatoes and a touch of lemon zest jazz up the dressing, while tender-crisp broccoli florets cook alongside the pasta, making assembly (and cleanup!) a breeze.
Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato & Spinach Soup

Loaded with umami from tomatoes, creaminess (and fiber!) from beans and bright flavor and satisfying mouthfeel from lemon, this vegetarian-friendly soup is compulsively eatable. And it could be on your table in 30 minutes. Plus, it's jam-packed with nutrients from spinach, and we cut the salt by using low-sodium vegetable broth and unsalted cannellini beans.