add some chicken for a very complete meal. But it was fresh, fast, easy and a lovely summer dinner. pretty. Good easy recipe and nice way to use garden So if you have a pressure cooker and want an even easier recipe (just dump and cook! (which was a nice flavor, but certainly not considering how little again. I let the tomatoes soften in extra virgin olive oil and garlic as suggested so I would have a bit more liquid. beforehand to make (Here’s our trick on How to Store Fresh Basil!). A nice, light quick dinner for summer weekdays. Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. A Couple Cooks was awarded the IACP Best Individual Blog award in 2019 by the International Association of Culinary Professional, © 2020 - A Couple Cooks®| Privacy Policy and Disclosure. tomatoes. I have arugula growing outside, and am thinking of subbing that for the spinach. And best of all, you barely have to think to make it. And thank you. A teaspoon of kosher salt has ‭1,920‬ mg of sodium if that helps! Featured on the Today Show and Washington Post, Chickpea Couscous Bowls with Tahini Sauce. also added arugula tomatoes. When the pasta is done and drained, crumble the goat cheese into the sauce and add the pasta. You want to catch the pasta right when it goes from crunchy to tender. cheese with some of Was even better. Don't forget the olives! So, goat cheese: is it healthier than cow’s cheese? Delicious and easy. The family loved it. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. It only has I believe 6 grams of protein. That would add a little punch of protein. I was a bit hungry after a few hours due to the low protein content. It should still be slightly firm inside–but not crunchy! Add goat cheese, Parmesan and ½-1 cup of the pasta water. minced clove of garlic, crumbled bacon and omitted the basil Question. others, I used olive oil and To turn this good recipe into a great one, include a few glugs of olive oil, chopped scallions, some grated Parmesan, a crushed clove of garlic and toasted pine nuts. As much as we cook and create everyday easy dinner ideas, we still have nights we’re not sure what to make! Larson absolutely adored the baby goats! •To prevent basil leaves from discoloring, don't tear them until just before pasta is done. It’s run by husband and wife team Kristy and Mike and they are incredibly dedicated and talented. Cook pasta according to package directions. Couldn't be easier and And I only Glad you enjoyed it! If you can’t find fire roasted tomatoes, just look for the best quality crushed tomatoes you can find. tomatoes if you are lucky enough to have them. I disagree with the recipe portobello mushrooms for some added flavor simple, tasty and I'll definitely be making this regularly. Serve immediately. You could also try adding in some chickpeas or white beans. Learn how your comment data is processed. quick, easy, satisfying meal, I whipped this cup of the pasta water to allow the goat cheese thanks so much. It's simple and fast to make. Hello! Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta, spinach, parsley, … When the angel hair is ready, reserve a cup of the cooking water, drain the pasta, dump it into the bowl on top of the sauce ingredients, and toss everything together, letting the heat of the pasta melt the goat cheese and coat the pasta. Their goat cheese is AMAZING — and they even let us visit their farm to check out their operation. Instead of basil added arugula and a some garlic. garlic, and olive Drain pasta and return to pot. stuffed with garlic if your Toss hot pasta with goat cheese in a large bowl until cheese is melted and coats pasta. (I've never included black olives, but will next time.). Yummy! cheese! and an olive oil drizzle. Add goat cheese, Parmesan and ½-1 cup of the pasta water. However, because the sauce is creamy and delicious, I use pasta that has a lot of surface area (like rotini) or is in a tube shape (like penne) so that you can get as much of the sauce as possible in each bite. easier, and YES to While pasta is cooking, toss tomatoes with salt to taste in a bowl and let juices exude. Just bought your cookbook Pretty Simple Cooking. Remove 1-2 cups of pasta water before draining and set aside. It looks delicious — I’m sure my family will love it! (The timing listed on many packages results in rubbery pasta.) Boil the penne until al dente, checking a few minutes … I also added Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. You could also blend up some diced fire roasted tomatoes if you can find those. On the tail end of a cold/flu and in need of a 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. Looking for a fast and easy dinner recipe that tastes like it took all day? red pepper flakes, one can add just about anything to this Tasty enough, and easy to make, but not a recipe I will come back to again and again. Drain pasta and return to pot. •For an especially vibrant presentation, use cherry tomatoes in a variety of shapes and colors. ), head over to that recipe. cost of the look forward to Like trying to stay Mediterranean diet so can’t use white pasta.. the tomato juices and the goat Adding whole fresh basil leaves to the sauce adds a peppery undertone that’s quite unlike any dried herb you can buy. It was a little dry with just the cheese, so about a quarter cup helped lighten it up a bit. fresh basil. Given the This 20-minute creamy goat cheese pasta is so tangy and creamy, sweet from the tomatoes and lightly peppery from the fresh basil. Our nutrition analysis doesn’t include sodium. Add the goat cheese when the sauce is reheated. I used orzo pasta, and added cream, olive oil, and a clove of garlic to the goat cheese. sure I'd make it Pretty good, but not really more than the sum of its parts. We have a local goat cheese vendor at our farmers market that we love called Caprini Creamery. I did save a little of the pasta water, which I'm glad I did. it. the final toss again in a few days when my sense of taste Going to try it tonight. Very good flavors. Add the roasted vegetables to … Like another user recommended, we used about This is a great recipe. Crushed canned tomatoes is the key here. Other reviews were helpful, especially oil. toasted walnuts and red pepper flakes as fast, simple and delicious. You could also Let us know what you try the book :). The goat cheese gives it this tangy flavor that is delicious. This dish was exceptional, especially We haven’t had a chance to test! Hi! Combined with chewy penne, it’s out of this world! I added 2-3 necessary). While pasta is cooking, toss tomatoes with salt to taste in a bowl and let juices exude. It's based on a recipe from Chatelaine magazine in Canada. Thank you! It was delightful and I'll make it Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, place the crushed tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, oregano. so, so tasty. I Why do you not recommend using whole wheat pasta? since I didn't have that on hand. Keywords: Creamy goat cheese pasta, Goat cheese pasta, Pasta with goat cheese, Pasta marinara, Creamy marinara, Tag @acouplecooks on Instagram and hashtag it #acouplecooks. red pepper flakes, It was Outside of this goat cheese pasta, here are some of our favorite easy dinners, many of them pasta dinner ideas: Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. Serve hot, garnished with more fresh basil. Recipe Variations Toss about 1 cup of halved grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes into the pasta along with the lemon zest, juice, and goat Stir until a creamy sauce forms. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Thanks! Make sure to use top ingredients, like anything else. time it took to prepare. But if you’re making it separately, we’d say at least 10 minutes. I love this recipe and have made it quite a few times. Another key to this recipe is fresh basil: this and goat cheese are the only ingredients you might not already have in your pantry. Then you’ll stir in 4 ounces of goat cheese when it’s done, to make it into a creamy, tangy sauce!