goat cheese and pesto pasta

sorry no recipes lately, been on a traveling/work crazed end of the month. but we’re home now, so exciting recipes to come!! (recreating the trudy’s stuffed avocado? yes.)

yesterday was a pantry clean out monday. glass of wine and easy dinner monday.

stumbled upon a unique recipe i wanted to try – and anything with goat cheese catches my attention.

this is a ridiculously easy pasta to make, especially if you want to mix it up from the normal meat & tomato sauce night.

it’s creamy but light, filling and delightful! not for everyday, but a must try. i threw some chicken sausage i had left as well, but you can eat this meatless!


goat cheese and pesto pasta

adapted from: table for two

time: 30 min | serves: 2-3

  • 4-5 tbsp pesto (i used sundried tomato pesto, any would be great! i need to try with roasted red pepper pesto next)
  • 3 oz. goat cheese
  • spaghetti
  • salt, pepper, cayenne to taste
  • basil to garnish

get it done:

  • boil water and cook pasta accordingly
  • in a skillet, combine the pesto and goat cheese over medium/low heat – ladle in some pasta water to thin it out
  • throw pasta in when finished and mix
  • garnish with fresh basil and serve hot!


  1. thirtyfourflavours

    hey lady, i’m going to be in chi-town over lolla…do you know of any cool, inexpensive restaurants my gf’s and i can check out after lolla at 10 p.m.? casual is good. no italian. 😉 let me know. mel p.s. are you going to lolla?

  2. for sure! what’s your email, i’ll send you a few spots! i won’t be a lolla this year – i have a wedding in milwaukee. 😦

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