Roasted Asparagus & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

by Marla on July 11, 2013 · 40 comments

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Roasted Asparagus & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta |

Happy Friday! Hope y’all had a great week and are looking forward to an AMAZING weekend.

This Roasted Asparagus & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta is perfect for any night and it’s great for lunch too.

Serve hot or chilled for picnics & potlucks. Don’t forget to bookmark this recipe for all those school lunches coming up around bend…

Roasted Asparagus & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta |

I adore skinny asparagus…especially when it’s roasted.

Roasted Asparagus & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta |

Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees F. Lay ’em out on a baking sheet. Toss with olive oil, garlic salt, black pepper & smoked paprika. Add some hot pepper flakes for a little kick.

Bake the heck out of them until you have crispy tips & well cooked stalks.

Roasted Asparagus & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Don’t forget to top this pasta with grated cheese. My favorite is Pecorino Romano for it’s rich, salty & lots o’ bang for the buck flavor.

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This dish would be perfect served with my Honey Bee Martini. Picture a dinner outdoors with all these lovely summer flavors!

Roasted Asparagus & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Serve up as a side or a main course.


Roasted Asparagus & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Roasted Asparagus & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta


  • 6 ounces (170 grams) Whole Grain Pasta of Gluten Free Pasta
  • 1 bunch skinny Asparagus (about 1 pound), clean & remove tough bottoms
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Hot Pepper Flakes
  • 4 ounces (113 grams) Sun-Dried Tomatoes in oil
  • Pecorino Romano cheese, grated


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside
  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Lay asparagus on a sheet pan, toss with olive oil, garlic salt, pepper, smoked paprika & hot pepper flakes. Lay in a single layer on the pan. Bake for about 15 minutes convection or 25 minutes traditional oven. They are done when the tips are slightly browned and stalks are cooked through.
  • Chop the sun-dried tomatoes and reserve some of the oil it's packed in.Toss pasta with the sun-dried tomatoes and some of the oil. Cut the asparagus into bite sized pieces. Add that to the pasta as well. Top dish with plenty of Pecorino Romano cheese.

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{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marian (Sweetopia) July 12, 2013 at 5:34 am

Love this combination, Marla! Making me hungry!!


2 Marla July 13, 2013 at 5:57 am

Yay! That is always the point 😉


3 steph@stephsbitebybite July 12, 2013 at 5:37 am

This sounds fantastic!


4 DessertForTwo July 12, 2013 at 5:41 am

This looks so lovely. We’re always looking for more veggie-centric meals. And I love sundried tomatoes! Thanks, Marla :)


5 Marla July 12, 2013 at 6:32 am

I have been thinking the same thing….this will be great for meatless Monday….or any time really!


6 Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles July 12, 2013 at 5:41 am

Roasted asparagus and sun dried tomatoes are two of my very favorite things to eat. I adore this pasta!!!


7 Marla July 12, 2013 at 6:32 am

Thanks so much Brenda!


8 Rosa July 12, 2013 at 5:52 am

A beautiful pasta dish! It looks evers so good. Perfect with a glass of white wine or rosé…




9 Marla July 12, 2013 at 6:31 am

Now Rosa….that is a well thought out & GREAT idea….the wine pairings :) XO


10 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective July 12, 2013 at 6:19 am

Love the roasted asparagus! Great dish!


11 Jeanette July 12, 2013 at 6:20 am

Love how simple and fresh this recipe is Marla – hope you’re having a great summer!


12 Marla July 12, 2013 at 6:31 am

Thanks Jeanette! A great summer indeed…hope you guys are as well :)


13 Tieghan July 12, 2013 at 7:11 am

I love roasted asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes and pasta!! Must make this for dinner. I looks so good!


14 Heather July 12, 2013 at 7:16 am

I am loving sun-dried tomatoes these days – so much flavor! And anything with asparagus sounds perfect to me!


15 Marla July 13, 2013 at 5:58 am

Heather…you now gotta convince my hubs to like sun-dried tomatoes 😉


16 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen July 12, 2013 at 7:19 am

Gorgeous roasted veggie pasta salad, Marla! Love that you added roasted skinny asparagus and sundried tomatoes, and topped it with flavorful Pecorino Romano cheese. Nom! Hope you’re having a fabulous Friday. Have a good weekend!


17 Marla July 13, 2013 at 5:58 am

Thanks Stacy! Hope you have a GREAT weekend as well :)


18 Julie @ Table for Two July 12, 2013 at 8:03 am

i love EVERYTHING about this pasta!!!


19 Heather Christo July 12, 2013 at 8:03 am

That asparagus looks perfect! and the pasta wonderful. I agree with the glass of white wine!


20 Sara July 12, 2013 at 8:04 am

Hmm skinny green asparagus, my favorite veggies in the whole wide world.


21 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl July 12, 2013 at 8:05 am

Love this recipe – from asparagus to chili flakes!!


22 Gaby July 12, 2013 at 8:34 am

This is such a great summery meal!


23 Wenderly July 12, 2013 at 8:37 am

Oh this looks AMAZING!

And those Honey Bee Martini’s!?! To die for!!


24 Marla July 12, 2013 at 11:01 am

Girl, I need to have you over to enjoy some pasta & Honey Bee Martini’s!


25 Heidi @foodiecrush July 12, 2013 at 9:02 am

I’m a skinny asparagus girl too and I love the flavor combo.


26 Marla July 12, 2013 at 11:00 am

Glad to hear you are part of the Skinny Asparagus team miss Heidi! XO


27 Kathryn July 12, 2013 at 9:31 am

Such a delicious combination of flavours!


28 Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 12, 2013 at 11:40 am

I love sun-dried tomatoes, this looks fab!


29 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking July 12, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I love this wholesome, easy and colorful meal, Marla! Perfect for all the delicious veggies in season!


30 Marla July 13, 2013 at 5:59 am

Thanks Georgia! Ahhhh the beauty of simplicity!


31 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 12, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Love those asparagus spears in there! This looks amazing!


32 Kelsey | thumb in plum July 13, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Shout out to the asparagus, girl! One of my favs.


33 Kiran @ July 14, 2013 at 7:22 am

Asparagus, smoked paprika, hot pepper flakes?!? Comfort food at it’s best!! Pinned!!!


34 Nessa July 14, 2013 at 2:23 pm

This looks so good :)


35 Chilled Onions July 15, 2013 at 4:00 am

i love the asparagus and sun dried tomatoes. together and separately. with pasta and on its own:)


36 Paula - bell'alimento July 15, 2013 at 7:01 am

Asparagus and sun dried tomato, now you’re talking! Pass me a fork please ; )


37 Judy Hannemann July 15, 2013 at 8:12 am

Oh Marla, I love this recipe!!! Since my tastes have changed as I aged and I prefer meatless meals much more now, I am always looking for new meals to make. I’m going to be doing an on-going linky party come fall for meatless Mondays and I hope you will participate with some of your great dishes, like this one!!


38 zerrin July 15, 2013 at 2:27 pm

This pasta is amazing Marla! Mom has brought some asparagus from her yard and I was looking for a recipe to use them.I know what to make with them now. They are even thinner than yours, hope they will be good when roasted. Thanks!


39 Mr. & Mrs. P July 15, 2013 at 3:41 pm

What a fantastic pasta.. Love all the flavors in this dish!


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