Sun dried tomatoes bring a ton of taste to the plate. If you love a little explosion of flavor in your dish, you will fall in love with these 25 mouthwatering sun dried tomato recipes.

There is really no limit to how these dried fruits (or are they veggies?!) can be used. Serve them in a creamy sauce alongside chicken or fish, as a spread to take your sandwich up a level, or even on pizza for a sweet and tangy kick. Whether sun dried tomatoes are one of your favorites, or you are new to the ingredient, you are bound to fall in love with these recipes. 

And don’t worry about making your own. Any store-bought version will do the trick. All you have to do is take them out of the jar or package and let the flavors go to work.

No matter what recipe you choose from this list, your tastebuds will thank you. If you are looking for a simple start, try out the Creamy Bow Tie Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes or Sun Dried Tomato and Chicken Tortellini Bake. Both are super tasty recipes to introduce the bold flavors of sun dried tomatoes. Whatever recipe you choose to make from this list will be sure to be a hit.

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1. Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta 

Take your weeknight dinner to the next level with this creamy sun dried tomato pasta. In just 20 minutes, you can have this tangy and creamy pasta on your table and ready to eat. The delectable dish takes penne pasta and covers it with a thick, creamy sauce using a base of heavy cream. Sun dried tomatoes, loads of cheese, and some fresh basil finish off this mouthwatering dish. 

2. Salmon in Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

Looking to show off your skills in the kitchen? This salmon with sun dried tomato sauce has you covered. Fresh salmon fillets are seared and combined with a rich sauce full of tomatoes, onion, garlic, and herbs. The salmon is the perfect vehicle for the cream-based sauce, soaking up all the flavor in each bite. Not a fan of salmon? Sub out the fish for chicken or shrimp for a dish that is just as tasty.

3. Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Ditch the store-bought pesto and make your own version with this sun dried tomato pesto. The pesto, also known as pesto rosso, has the base of traditional green pesto. So, what do you add it to? The real question is what do you not add it to? The mouthwatering sauce is excellent on chicken, fish, and even works as a spread on a sandwich. 

4. Sun Dried Tomato and Chicken Tortellini Bake 

Loved sun dried tomatoes? How about mushrooms and spinach? Tortellini too? Then you’ll fall in love with this sun dried tomato and chicken tortellini bake. The best part about this meal is that it can be made using one pot. The same pot that cooks all the veggies uses those flavors to build a delectable sauce loaded with chicken and tortellini. In the oven, all the flavors find a place together to form a mouthwatering bite. 

5. Sun Dried Tomato Quiche

There are so many reasons to fall in love with this sun dried tomato quiche. It is simple to make, packed with flavor, and looks truly irresistible when it comes out of the oven. This egg-based dish is perfect for a morning breakfast or a leisurely brunch. It may look like it takes hours in the kitchen to prepare, but it’s actually quite the opposite. By using a premade pie crust, the dish comes together in minutes. 

6. Spicy Garlic Sun Dried Tomato Shrimp

If spice is your go-to when deciding about flavors in the kitchen, then this spicy garlic sun dried tomato shrimp dish is for you. This dish is packed with spice in the best way possible. Seared shrimp gets combined with garlic, sun dried tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, red pepper, and chili flakes for a true party in your mouth. The cherry tomatoes add in a nice balance of sweetness to help level off the heat. 

7. Sun Dried Tomato Spread

The next time you want to impress your guest with a fancy charcuterie board, add this sun dried tomato spread to the mix. Toss all of your ingredients in the food processor and let the blades take over — it’s that simple! Serve the dip with crackers, fresh bread, or pretzels. Do yourself a favor and save the leftovers to spread on the sandwich for the next day. You can thank me later for that tip. 

8. Skillet Sun Dried Tomato Dip 

This skillet sun dried tomato dip puts all other dips to shame. Sure, it is more complicated than opening a tub of sour cream and adding in a spice packet, but trust me, this skillet dip is worth the hassle. Simply cook down sun dried tomatoes, shallots, and roasted red peppers with cream cheese, sour cream, Parmesan, hot sauce, and spices to make the super creamy dip. Each bite of the dip is a little tangy, smooth, and spicy.

9. Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

Move over, (chickpea) hummus! Sun dried tomato hummus is here to take your place. Six ingredients work together to form this creamy spread in under 10 minutes. Use this spread as a dip, spread it out on your sandwich, or even thin it out with some water to turn it into a delectable pasta sauce. It’s the perfect after-school snack for your kids or a nice spread to put out to impress your family and friends. 

10. Sun Dried Tomato Soup 

Fans of tomato soup will instantly fall in love with this sun dried tomato soup. Think of this soup as the cousin to the classic tomato soup. This recipe ditches the heavy cream and swaps in white beans to make the soup ultra creamy with a healthy twist. Save this recipe for a cold day, as it will be just what you want to warm up with. 

11. Sun Dried Tomato Pasta Salad

You can’t go wrong with pasta salad, especially with this sun dried tomato pasta salad. Sun dried tomatoes combine with bow tie pasta, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, arugula, chickpeas, feta cheese, and fresh basil. Those ingreidents then get tossed in a simple dressing consisting of olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and a dash of sugar. The dressing melds with the pasta salad, making for a tangy, sweet, sour, and refreshing dish.

12. Sun Dried Tomato Cream Cheese 

Give your tastebuds something to celebrate with this sun dried tomato cream cheese. This version of cream cheese switches up the classic spread in the best way possible. Sun dried tomatoes, basil, and garlic are chopped up and added to plain cream cheese. The simple additions elevate your cream cheese in a way that you never knew you needed. 

13. Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Orzo Skillet 

Keep your weeknight dinner simple and easy with this sun dried tomato chicken orzo skillet dish. This one-pan dish is a meal that the whole family will fall in love with. Sun dried tomatoes and orzo cook in a light broth alongside the chicken. Don’t worry about kids turning the dish down because it’s veggie-heavy. The flavor of the chicken, orzo, and sun dried tomatoes outnumber all the kale, so much that they won’t even notice it’s there. 

14. Creamy Bowtie Pasta With Sun Dried Tomatoes 

Next time you’re craving a bowl of something super comforting, turn to this creamy bow tie pasta with sun dried tomatoes. While this dish isn’t your typical bowl of comfort food, it will hit the spot just as hard. The 20-minute dish takes a large serving of pasta and tops it with a cream-based sauce made from cream cheese, heavy cream, and chicken broth. The heaviness gets balanced out with the sun dried tomatoes, spinach, and artichoke hearts creating a perfect bite.

15. Spinach Goat Cheese Sun Dried Tomato Pinwheels

These pinwheel wraps pack in a ton of ingredients for a full blast of flavor. A cream cheese mixture with goat cheese and sun dried tomato oil gets a light spread over a plain wrap. The wrap is then topped with sun dried tomatoes, chopped spinach, pine nuts, and even more goat cheese. Now comes the tricky part of getting the wrap just right. The secret is not to overload the wraps with ingredients so they will roll right up. 

16. Sun Dried Tomato Butter Recipe 

File this recipe under things you never knew you needed. Get ready to have your world transformed with one bite of this sun dried tomato butter. The creamy butter is the perfect vehicle for a tangy and sweet sun dried tomato. Do yourself a favor and splurge on good quality butter when making this recipe. It will take your recipe to the next level in such a simple way. 

17. Chicken With Spinach and Sun Dried Tomatoes Parmesan Sauce 

Get ready for this chicken dish to quickly become your new obsession. This simple weeknight meal is made with thinly sliced chicken topped with a luscious Parmesan sauce and cooked spinach. This quick and easy-to-make dish will give you a restaurant-quality vibe right in the heart of your own kitchen. Get ready for it to become a staple in the dinner rotation.

18. Sun Dried Tomato Pizza 

There’s pizza, and then there is sun dried tomato pizza. Now, this pizza isn’t your typical slice. This recipe ditches the traditional pizza sauce and opts to use a sun dried tomato pesto in its place. The sweetness from the sun dried tomatoes is the perfect base for the toppings of prosciutto, tomatoes, and goat cheese. You might as well double this recipe because you’ll be going back for seconds and thirds. 

19. Sun Dried Tomato Cheesy Meatballs 

You know when you take a bite of a new recipe, and you instantly know that it’s going to become a staple in your cooking rotation? This recipe of sun dried tomato cheesy meatballs is one of those recipes. The subtle hint of sweetness from the sun dried tomatoes pairs with the fattiness of the meatballs for a bite that melts in your mouth. The meatballs in the recipes are so tasty that you won’t even notice that any pasta is missing. 

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20. Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Gnocchi

Say goodbye to boring dinners and hello to tasty meals with this creamy sun dried tomato chicken gnocchi. The quick and easy dinner comes together in a flash and is not lacking in flavor. The gnocchi pairs with a creamy sauce filled with sun dried tomatoes. To cut out some of the heaviness of the meal, chicken is added to the dish for a serving of protein. 

21. One Pan Sun Dried Tomato Tortellini Puttanesca 

Bright, fresh, and bold are some ways to describe this perfect plate of sun dried tomato tortellini puttanesca. When it comes to a puttanesca dish, there is always a lot going on. Shallots, anchovy paste, kalamata olives, capers, and red pepper flakes join sun dried tomatoes to become the base of the dish. All the flavors might seem like they would overpower each other, but they meld together beautifully. After one bite, you’ll see what I am talking about.

22. Couscous Salad with Sun Dried Tomato and Feta

Have 12 minutes on your hands? That is all the time you will need to make this couscous salad with sun dried tomato and feta. The salad is simple in concept yet bold in flavor. The sun dried tomatoes sit next to feta, arugula, and chickpeas in a bed of couscous to create a side dish that is perfect for all occasions. 

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23. Cannellini Bean and Sun Dried Tomato Salad

Cannellini bean and sun dried tomato salad is an easy side dish full of bright and fresh ingredients. The simple dish mixes together cannellini beans, sun dried tomatoes, basil, mint, and red onions with a basic vinaigrette to create a refreshing dish that is the perfect companion to any meal. Bring it to your next family gathering or barbecue with friends and watch it disappear on everyone’s plates. 

24. Sun Dried Tomato Focaccia 

Travel to Italy without leaving your kitchen with this sun dried tomato focaccia bread. Don’t let the thought of fresh bread intimidate you, as it is actually pretty simple to make. Adding sun-dried tomatoes to the bread elevates the classic recipe in such a simple manner. You might as well double this recipe, as you will eat half of the loaf as soon as it comes out of the oven. 

25. Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Panini

Switch up your lunch routine and add this sun dried tomato pesto panini into the mix. The simple addition of the sun dried tomato pesto turns your boring and sad turkey and cheese sandwich into an elevated meal that seems restaurant worthy. Don’t worry if you don’t have a panini press to get that solid crisp. Simply wrap the sandwich in foil and grill it on medium heat. You can also use a skillet and a heavy lid for the same effect. 

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