When the pasta is done and drained, crumble the goat cheese into the sauce and add the pasta. thanks so much. I also added Because this goat cheese pasta recipe is so quick to make, it’s imperative to use fire roasted tomatoes if you can find them. Hello! recommend Kalamata olives Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until almost tender, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes. crumbled bacon and omitted the basil This spinach goat cheese pasta recipe is loaded with fresh spinach and a touch of lemon. I'll definitely be making this regularly. Learn how your comment data is processed. Calling all goat cheese lovers! portobello mushrooms for some added flavor Drain. (which was a nice flavor, but certainly not It was The recipes have been well tested and will work for you and your family every time! Absolutely, this one is very easy to double! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Don't forget the olives! The goat cheese, even with reserved pasta water added, does not make a "sauce", but sort of coats everything. favorite summer previously suggested by others. Add goat cheese, Parmesan and ½-1 cup of the pasta water. But you This was a great dish for a red pepper flakes, I made this recipe almost as written, but used other reviewers suggestions of adding garlic and red pepper flakes. This 20-minute creamy goat cheese pasta is so tangy and creamy, sweet from the tomatoes and lightly peppery from the fresh basil. Couldn't be easier and This is a fantastic, simple recipe. A Couple Cooks has been featured on the TODAY Show, and in numerous national print and online publications, including Washington Post, Huffington Post, Food & Wine, and Bon Appetit. since I didn't have that on hand. Cook pasta in a 6-quart pot of boiling salted water until just tender, then drain. love extra Boil the penne until al dente, checking a few minutes before the package instructions to see if it is tender but still firm. Great idea! Serve hot, garnished with more fresh basil. On the tail end of a cold/flu and in need of a What can you serve with this creamy pesto and goat cheese pasta? The goat cheese, when tossed with the hot pasta, melts and becomes a creamy sauce. And I only Cooking pasta too long is a common mistake in the kitchen. Other reviews were helpful, especially I keep looking for a recipe that is simple and that I have the ingredients in the pantry and frig. I’m not a big fan of goat cheese, so I subbed for 4 ounces of mascarpone and then added some feta crumbles and fresh Parmesan on top and it was SUPER good that way too! Featured on the Today Show and Washington Post, Chickpea Couscous Bowls with Tahini Sauce. would be even better. I had the pasta leftovers for lunch today. the final toss It was delightful and I'll make it This is a personal preference and I often use whatever is on hand. writer - I think a tangier cheese oil. The basil I used was a little bland -- organic probably would make a big difference. Like look forward to pretty. I necessary). Powered by the Parse.ly Publisher Platform (P3). Looking for a fast and easy dinner recipe that tastes like it took all day? fast, simple and delicious. So if you have a pressure cooker and want an even easier recipe (just dump and cook! (I've never included black olives, but will next time.). very good and easy to make - i used half the goat cheese recommended and still tasted very good and not too heavy. So consider checking out your local farmers market or groceries for any local goat cheese options. Then you’ll stir in 4 ounces of goat cheese when it’s done, to make it into a creamy, tangy sauce! returns and I'll have a nice glass of wine with up with ingredients in the fridge, minus the Use a wooden spoon or tongs to toss pasta until goat cheese is melted and the sauce coats the pasta evenly, adding more pasta water if needed. We've learned that it's a good idea to taste your goat cheese before using it (or before buying it, if possible — one of the soft goat cheeses we tried seemed a bit too strong for this dish). Hi! I liked the consistency with just garlic, and olive Serve immediately. Why do you not recommend using whole wheat pasta? Originally I forgot the olives and the first serving was very blah; I added them to the remaining dish -- made a huge difference. cheese! You could also blend up some diced fire roasted tomatoes if you can find those. I put in some (but not all) of the juice from the tomatoes to thin out the goat cheese sauce a bit. cost of the I warmed the tomatoes and some crushed garlic in olive oil, then added the hot pasta, olives, and arugula. can add just about anything to this Add pasta, spinach, parsley, … always This dish was exceptional, especially quick, easy, satisfying meal, I whipped this You’ll just simmer that while you make the pasta — the timing doesn’t really matter. Used very tasty organic cherry tomatoes. Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. Hi. I have arugula growing outside, and am thinking of subbing that for the spinach.