Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta is a new obsession of mine. Making the same pasta dishes can get so boring. Jazzing up pasta is my favorite thing to do in the kitchen. Pasta can be savory, sweet, spicy, and even crunchy!
You guys, this creamy goat cheese pasta took me a total of 21 minutes to make! Who doesn’t like a fast meal? 8 minutes to boil the pasta, 5 minutes to prep ingredients, and 8 minutes to cook the creamy goat cheese pasta sauce! Who doesn’t love a quick meal? I would make this during busy week nights that I don’t have time to cook a full course meal.
First and foremost, before we even get into the basics of creating this recipe; I want to let you all know that this pasta is a base recipe. Meaning that I created this sauce to add different types of proteins to it. I chose to add chicken sausage and spinach to it when I ate this recipe. Feel free to add chicken, lobster, shrimp, steak, or even tofu to this sauce.
How do you make a creamy goat cheese pasta sauce?
Purchase a good quality goat cheese! I used the Trader Joe’s Chèvre with Honey Goats Milk Cheese. I love the taste of it! It’s so versatile and it works so well with everything. Don’t live near a Trader Joe’s? Take the goat cheese and drizzle a little bit of honey on top and then add it to the sauce mixture.
What type of milk should I use for a creamy goat cheese pasta sauce recipe?
The most important part of this creamy goat cheese recipe is the milk base because that can make or break your pasta recipe. So, I used heavy cream for this recipe because that’s what I had on hand at the time. I am known to experiment with the milks that I use for my pastas. Some milks that I love making my pasta recipes with are Macadamia Milk, Hemp Milk, Coconut Milk, Cashew Milk, or Almond Milk!
I used a tablespoon of ghee instead of using butter. However, feel free to use regular butter if you do not have clarified butter. I prefer using ghee due to it’s health benefits. This is not optional and it’s needed to make the sauce thick, and creamy. When mixing flour and butter together, it creates a paste that creates magic when mixed with milk! Heavy cream has the tendency to get too thick, so remember to reserve a 1/4 cup of the water from the pasta that you boil to thin it out a little!
No creamy goat cheese pasta recipe is complete without the perfect spice blend! Paprika, Herbs de Provence, Garlic Powder, Salt, Pepper, and Onion Powder are the spices used here. I don’t like to taste too many spices in my recipes for pastas. I prefer to allow the cheese to be the star of the dish. Some people add a lot more seasoning, but that’s truly up to you!
What type of pasta can I use with this creamy goat cheese sauce?
Any pasta shape will work well with this pasta sauce. I used the Fall Zucchette pasta from Trader Joe’s. Fall Zucchette pasta has amazing health benefits and tastes wonderful. Here’s a recipe I made a few weeks ago with the pasta: Ground Beef & Parmesan Reggiano Fall Zuchette Pasta
It is not true that the noodles break when they’re cooked. I don’t know what some people are doing whenever they boil these noodles, but I have not had that issue yet!
Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta
- 1 bag of Fall Zucchette Pasta
- 2 cups Heavy Cream
- 1 tbsp Ghee or Earth Balance Butter
- 1 tbsp All Purpose Flour
- 1/3 cup Chèvre with Honey Goat Cheese
- 1/4 cup Mozzarella Cheese
- 2 tbsp Grated Parmesan Romano Cheese
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Herbs de Provence
- 1/4 cup or less reserved Pasta Water
- Begin by boiling your pasta according to instructions. Set this pasta aside and reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta water.
- Heat a pan to medium/high heat and add 1 tbsp of ghee. Allow the ghee to brown (NOT BURN) for 2 minutes. Then proceed to add 1 tbsp of All Purpose Flour. Mix this paste together well and allow the raw flour taste to cook out for 1 minute.
- Add your heavy cream and stir until the paste blends into the milk and it’s thick. Add 1/3 cup of the goat cheese and whisk. Once the cheese melts in the milk, add in your mozzarella cheese and whisk. Then add your spices. Continue stirring this sauce until it thickens. If the thick sauce is the texture that you enjoy, stop here and serve! If not, add a little bit of the pasta water until the desired texture. Allow the sauce to simmer on the stove on low heat for 5 minutes before adding the pasta.
- Add the pasta to the sauce and stir. Remove from the stove and add to bowls. Top with 2 tbsp of parmesan cheese!
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