Tomato and Goat Cheese Pasta

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A simple tomato sauce is enhanced with fresh basil and made creamy with goat cheese in this recipe.

Time 30 mins
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy

UNITS

SCALE

INGREDIENTS

PASTA

  • For pasta water Salt
  • ½ lb Penne pasta

SAUCE

  • 1 tbsp Olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 onion Yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 14 oz can Tomatoes , diced
  • ½ tsp Oregano, dried
  • ½ cup Goat cheese
  • 8 leaves Basil , thinly sliced
  • To taste Salt
  • To taste Black pepper, freshly ground
  • For garnish Parmesan cheese , grated

METHOD

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until a few minutes before al dente. Drain water and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until soft and translucent, about 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
  • Add in diced tomatoes and oregano. Reduce heat and simmer, gently, for about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in goat cheese and basil. Season with salt and black pepper. Serve with pasta and garnish with Parmesan cheese.

NOTES

  • Any short pasta noodle you have will work in this recipe
  • If you like spice, add red pepper flakes to the sauce   

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