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 8
To achieve flavor quickly in this 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

Caprese Sandwich

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.
By Liv Dansky

White Bean & Sun-Dried Tomato Gnocchi

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
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

Spaghetti Squash with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Rating: 4 stars 1
This vegetable-based dish is so rich, you won't miss the carbs. And a fork becomes a magic wand when it scrapes the squash flesh and noodles practically tumble into the skillet. This hearty side dish makes a great accompaniment for roast chicken or pork chops.
By Carolyn Casner

Seared Scallops with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

With one skillet, 20 minutes and the eight ingredients below, you'll be in creamy sun-dried tomato heaven. Quick-cooking scallops and an easy pan sauce are the keys to this healthy, satisfying recipe. We recommend serving this with brown rice or whole-wheat orzo and a big salad.
By Carolyn Casner

Mozzarella, Basil & Zucchini Frittata

Rating: 5 stars 15
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 3
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.
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By Carolyn Malcoun

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

Tortellini Salad

Rating: 5 stars 3
A tomato-rich dressing boosts the flavor and lowers calories and fat in this tortellini salad (the dressing is also great on green salads or grilled fish). Roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes add a good dose of vitamins A, C and fiber.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

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

Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

This thick vinaigrette gets umami from the ultra-concentrated flavor of sun-dried tomatoes and is a luscious lip-smacker of a dressing. Rather than drizzling it on salad, place your greens in a chilled bowl and toss with the vinaigrette until the leaves are coated, using tongs or your hand. Then, finish with your garnishes: pine nuts, cucumbers, onions, croutons, grated cheese, etc. This hearty vinaigrette works well with sturdy greens or in a pasta salad. It would also be delicious spooned on top of salmon fillets.
By Carolyn Casner

Chicken-&-Rice-Stuffed Peppers with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Sometimes meals come in perfect packaging. This is one of those times. Here's a satisfying dinner packed into two bell pepper halves per serving. Chicken and rice are infused with umami from sun-dried tomatoes and the filling is bound by Parmesan and a bit of cream for cheesy goodness. Use shelf-stable precooked brown rice to make this meal super quick.
By Carolyn Casner
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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.
Lemon-Garlic Chicken Penne with Pesto and Spinach
Rating: Unrated 1
Fresh pesto brilliantly compliments the lemon and garlic flavors of this juicy chicken dinner.
Shrimp with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

A simple jar of sun-dried tomatoes is used in two delicious ways for this healthy dinner recipe. The flavorful oil they're packed in is used to sauté the shrimp, and the tomatoes go into the cream sauce. This recipe is a variation on our popular Chicken Cutlets with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce recipe by Carolyn Malcoun.