Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

If there are two things I love, they would be pasta and one pot meals. Am I alone in this? Or do those get you excited, too? So of course I just LOVE me some one pot pasta meals. The toughest part is finding the right liquid to pasta ratio… too much liquid and it gets soupy and runny, too little and the pasta won’t cook properly. I’m also a bit fan of those fancy jarred Italian veggies, hence the sun dried tomatoes and roasted red peppers in this recipe. But if those aren’t your fancy, don’t fret! Omit them and add something else, or just leave the basic cream sauce recipe. Keep this recipe in your back pocket and customize it depending on your mood or what’s in your cabinet.

4 tbsp butter
4 cloves garlic
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups milk
8 oz fettuccine, broken in half
15-20 pieces sun dried tomatoes
2 tbsp roasted red peppers
pinch garlic powder
pinch Italian seasoning
salt and pepper, to taste
fresh Parmesan cheese, for garnish

4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Cut the sun dried tomatoes and red peppers into small pieces, and mince the garlic then set aside.

Turn on your cooker and press the STS button; allow to heat briefly.

Add the butter to the pot and allow it to melt. Once melted, add the garlic and allow it to cook briefly, about 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and red peppers, then cook stirring frequently for 5 minutes until they are all well combined.

Add the chicken broth, water, milk, fettuccine, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir and make sure the pasta is completely under the liquid.

Cover the cooker, making sure the lid is set for VENTING. Allow the liquid to reach a boil, about 5 minutes. Take off the lid and give it a quick stir, making sure the pasta is not sticking together. Let the pasta simmer for about 10-12 minutes, replacing the lid if it drops below a simmer and stops bubbling. Stir briefly every 4-5 minutes as it simmers to keep the pasta from sticking. If needed, add more water.

Once the pasta is done and the sauce has thickened, turn off the cooker and serve the pasta in bowls or on plates with a garnish of Parmesan cheese.

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