I am a little obsessed with my newest pasta creation, this Sun-dried Tomato and Walnut Linguine with Parmesan Cream Sauce!I was honestly not expecting to be too thrilled with this pasta, but I figured that it would be a good change of pace. After a couple versions and some adjustments, I am CRAVING this thing a little too often! My favorite part is the roasted garlic, it is amazing! It may seem like this recipe calls for a lot of garlic, but when it is roasted, the flavors are very mild and completely transformed so you will not be getting the same harsh bite that raw garlic brings.
While we are talking about obsessions, I am also recently obsessed with adding balsamic glaze to pretty much everything. It is my new favorite weapon in the kitchen and there are seriously so many uses for it. The acidity of the balsamic cuts through some of the richness in this Sun-dried Tomato and Walnut Linguine with Parmesan Cream Sauce, it is amazing! Learn how to make your own balsamic glaze in 15 minutes here!
The spinach is totally optional here, so if you don’t like it or have it just leave it out, but I love to use healthy foods such as spinach and kale as much as I can, especially in ways that are not so obvious, such as this pasta. You really do not notice that it is there, so I figure I might as well bump up the health quotient of the dish. Throw in any other vegetables that you might have and love. Mushrooms or asparagus would be great here too!I knew I had found the perfect recipe because of my hubby’s reaction. (Affiliate link) These are the sun-dried tomatoes that I use (they are so good!). They are julienne cut already (thin strips) so they only need a little dicing. The jar is pretty large and will last a while. He is not a huge fan of sun-dried tomatoes generally speaking. I have to fight to get them into my basil pesto! So when I was working on this recipe, he was not too excited when I kept trying to make it better. I was determined, and I knew I could get it where I wanted, but I had to do some convincing to get him on board with letting me make this so many times.
I should have known that using roasted garlic would have won him over. As soon as I decided to switch from raw to roasted, he was sold and I knew that this Sun-dried Tomato and Walnut Linguine with Parmesan Cream Sauce was perfect! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do 🙂