Goat Cheese and Arugula over Penne

153 Reviews 6 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
Christine L.
Recipe by  Christine L.

“This is a quick, easy, and elegant dish. Serve as a main course with a good loaf of bread, or as a side dish.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente.
  2. Crumble goat cheese into a large serving bowl. Add arugula, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper.
  3. Drain pasta, and toss with goat cheese mixture.

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Reviews (153)

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MMH429
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MMH429

I thought this recipe was good. I give it 5 stars for being quick and easy to make and 3 stars for overall taste (4 stars overall). Next time I make it (and I will make it again)I will: (1) Sauté the garlic. I am a huge garlic fan but the fresh garlic taste in this recipe was overpowering and did not mix well with the other ingredients. I think the flavor would be better if it were sautéed for a few minutes. (2) Add a few more vegetables...perhaps mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes. You could even sauté the mushrooms and the garlic together. (3) Add some freshly grated parmesan cheese. The goat cheese was good but I think the added tang of some parmesan would be delicious. I re-heated this recipe the next day and it did not work well. It still tasted good, but it was not the same. This is not necessarily a bad thing though! A recipe like this, full of fresh ingredients, shouldn't be saved for leftovers. Overall, this was a very tasty dish...thanks!

Jenny W
61

Jenny W

I made some changes: added pine nuts sauteed garlic in olive oil first, then added arugula until wilted and coated, before adding to the rest of ingredients. We really enjoyed it. Very tasty, and easy.

ARG72
43

ARG72

I LOVE goat cheese, which is how I came across this recipe on the site. Frankly, I didn't even know what arugula was before making this dish. I enjoy trying new and interesting things though, so the arugula did not discourage me. I made it...and it is delicious! I wasn't sure what to expect of the final result because I haven't made many recipes where you mix a bunch of fresh, cold garden ingredients with hot pasta...but it works! Delightful!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 317 cal
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs
  • 29.7 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 11 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 334 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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