Sun Dried Tomato Pasta Recipe

A copycat version of Cheesecake Factory's Sun-Dried Tomato Fettuccine recipe. This flavorful and creamy dish is filled with chunks of chicken, garlic, whipping cream, spinach and sweet sun-dried tomatoes. It's not only delicious but is a great way to change up the classic fettuccine recipe.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 590 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1 lb dried fettuccine
  • 2-3 chicken breasts cooked and cubed
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomato halves sliced
  • 14.5 oz petite diced tomatoes can drained
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • crushed red pepper flakes optional


  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add 1 TB of olive oil then add your fettuccine. Cook according to package direction, drain (reserving 1 cup of the pasta water) and set aside.

  2. Combine most of the whipping cream and sour cream in a small bowl, mix and set aside.

  3. As your pasta is cooking, add the remaining 3 TB of olive oil to a large skillet over medium high heat. Sauté garlic in hot oil until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Turn heat to medium low and gently add your diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and sugar. Stir until combined.

  4. Slowly add in the cream and sour cream mixture, while whisking quickly, to get it all incorporated. After combined, bring heat up to medium high and let it simmer and thicken for about 5-7 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Add in the baby spinach. Once spinach has wilted, add in the cooked pasta and turn off the heat.

  6. Toss with cooked chicken. Slowly add a little of the reserved heavy whipping cream if mixture seems too thick. Add garlic salt and Italian seasoning.

  7. Top with crushed red pepper flakes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
Sun Dried Tomato Pasta Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 590 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 156mg52%
Sodium 930mg40%
Potassium 846mg24%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 1595IU32%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 186mg19%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.