Healthy Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta Recipe

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Healthy Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta Recipe :-In less than 30 minutes, this Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta will be ready to eat after being made in one pot. To make homemade and fancy food at the same time, all you need is creamy goat cheese, parsley, and basil for the greens. You’re going to say “I DO!”

 

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Healthy Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta Recipe

 

Ingredients :

  • 12 ounce penne (dry)
  • 2 tablespoon butter (unsalted)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 6 ounce goat cheese (soft)
  • 1 cup half and half cream
  • ¼ cup fresh basil (sliced chiffonade*)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)

 

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Instructions  :

Cook pasta: Follow the directions on the package to cook the pasta until it is al dente. Save 1 cup of the water used to cook the pasta.

For the sauce, melt the butter in a pan over medium-high heat. Put in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds to a minute, until the garlic starts to smell good. Mix in the goat cheese and half-and-half. Mix with a whisk until it’s smooth.

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Put in pasta: Turn the heat down to medium. To the pan, add the cooked penne and 1/2 cup of the pasta water that you saved. Cover the pasta with the sauce and stir it well. Let it bubble for one to two minutes.

Finish: If you want the sauce to be lighter, add more pasta water in pieces. Add the basil and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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If you need to, add more pasta water along with the lemon juice and zest. Take it off the heat and add the Parmesan cheese.

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Finish and serve: Add parsley to the top and serve.

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Notes :

*For chiffonade, stack your basil leaves from biggest to smallest, beginning with the biggest on top.

 

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Roll the leaves up tightly along their length. From the pointy end, cut the roll into 1/4-inch slices all the way down.

Put the extra goat cheese pasta in a jar that won’t let air in. Store it in the fridge for two to three days.

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You can reheat it in the microwave or over medium-low heat on the stove. If the sauce is too thick, add a little water or cream and stir it around a lot.

 

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Nutrition Information :

  • Serving: 1serving
  • Calories: 661kcal (33%)
  • Carbohydrates: 68g (23%)
  • Protein: 30g (60%)
  • Fat: 29g (45%)
  • Saturated Fat: 19g (119%)
  • Cholesterol: 74mg (25%)
  • Sodium: 735mg (32%)
  • Potassium: 313mg (9%)
  • Fiber: 3g (13%)
  • Sugar: 3g (3%)
  • Vitamin A: 1265IU (25%)
  • Vitamin C: 7mg (8%)
  • Calcium: 445mg (45%)
  • Iron: 2mg (11%)

 

How to freeze creamy goat cheese pasta :

You should eat this meal right away, but you can definitely freeze it for later use. If you store it in a jar that keeps air out, it will last up to 6 months. Keep in mind that cooked pasta will get a little softer after it freezes and thaws.

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If you put the frozen pasta in the fridge overnight to thaw, it will be easier to reheat and less likely to break.

When you reheat and stir the sauce, it will come back together if it has split a bit after being frozen.

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  • JASMINE GOMEZ

    Jasmine Gomez is the Wishes Editor at Birthday Stock, where she cover the best wishes, quotes across family, friends and more. When she's not writing for a living, she enjoys karaoke and dining out more than she cares to admit. Who we are and how we work. We currently have seven trained editors working in our office to produce top-notch content that you can rely on. All articles are published according to the four-eyes principle: After completion of the raw version, the texts are checked by (at least) one other editor for orthographic and content accuracy.

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