Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pasta with Herbed Goat Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes

I'm at my brother's house in Georgia this week and my sister-in-law made this very delicious and versatile pasta dish for dinner last night and I wanted to share it. The trick is in the goat cheese. If you love goat cheese like I do, you'll love this dish. If you don't, you might want to skip this one.

Put some water on for pasta. Capellini (angel hair) works best for this dish. While the water is heating, fine dice and saute some onions and garlic until the onion is translucent. Add a couple of cups of halved cherry tomatoes and anything else you think would be wonderful and heat through. Cook the pasta and drain it. Now for the magic part, put a 3 oz block of herbed goat cheese in the bottom of your pasta bowl and add the hot pasta and vegetables on top. The heat of the pasta will melt the goat cheese into the most wonderful light sauce. Toss thoroughly until the goat cheese is completely melted. Add some chopped fresh basil and salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately!

You won't believe how delicious this goat cheese pasta dish is. Make a lot because you'll want to go back for seconds and even thirds!



  1. mmmmm one of my favorite recipes!! also one of the only recipes i love from home that i can easily recreate on my own :)

  2. Oh, that looks really good, I love cherry tomatoes in with pasta.

    I made a spicy crab pasta last night, also very good.

  3. I've never had goat cheese before but it looks really yummy! The next time I see goat cheese, I may pick some up and try this.

    Thanks Mary!

  4. @Leah - after we had it I could hardly wait to get home and try some variation on it myself!
    @Sense of Home - spicy crab pasta sounds delicious!
    @Jennifer - I hope you like it. Goat cheese has a very pervasive flavor so you might want to try a smidge before you dedicate your meal to it! I love it.


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