This Goat Cheese Pasta recipe is made with only a few ingredients, a couple of spices, and full of protein! Perfect for a quick meatless meal!
If you have watched any of my Youtube grocery hauls, you know Michael and I like having at least one meatless meal a week. While we aren’t totally plant-based, we just like a change every once in a while.
Plus cooking meatless meals are often much cheaper in terms of budget and are still super nutritious.
One of my newest favorite meatless meals is my Vegetarian Chili Mac! Chili is definitely on our meal plan in the winter, but this one is so good for year-round!
Shopping for Goat Cheese
Most of the time when you go to pick out goat cheese you will see it labeled, Chevre, which is more of an umbrella term. This just means French goat cheese, so there are tons of cheeses that fall in the category. You will find the most varieties of goat cheese at places like Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and Publix.
Just a little tip. When you are choosing cheese, the white cheeses are less processed and healthier for you than orange.
Is Feta cheese the same as goat cheese?
No. Feta cheese is actually made from sheep’s milk versus goat. Goat cheese is milder in taste and doesn’t smell as bad as feta 🙂
Ingredients for Goat Cheese Pasta
Plant-Based Pasta – I love Banza! It’s chickpea-based and gluten-free. If you aren’t used to eating plant pasta, you can’t tell the difference with this one, especially after you get the sauce on it. Not to mention it has tons of protein!
Brussels Sprouts – we are going to shave these to add some greens in and you can always buy the bagged mix to make it more convenient.
Spices – garlic powder, onion powder, oregano
How to Make Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta
- First cook your pasta according to the directions on the box. Meanwhile, start sauteeing your brussels sprouts.
- Then add all of the pasta sauce ingredients to the pan and cook until the cheese melts.
- Add your pasta back to your goat cheese sauce and simmer if desired!
Can You Swap Out the Brussels Sprouts?
Yes! If you don’t like brussels sprouts I still encourage you to add some greens! Spinach would cook most similarly or you could steam some broccoli to add to the pasta!
Tips for Making
- Don’t overcook your pasta!
- If you are a cheese lover add in some more white cheeses like parmesan and mozzarella.
- This pasta stores well for up to 3 days. Your sauce may be a little thicker. Before reheating you can a splash of water to make it a little thinner.
- If you choose to simmer your sauce, be careful to not let the cheese burn, so stir often
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Goat Cheese Pasta
- 1 cup pasta sauce of choice
- 2 servings goat cheese 2 oz
- 1 cup shaved Brussels
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 1/2 cups plant based pasta dry
- Boil pasta according to the directions on the box, then drain.
- While the pasta is cooking, sautee the shaved brussels sprouts in a medium saucepan until soft.
- Then add the garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, pasta sauce, and goat cheese to the brussels sprouts.
- Combine until the cheese is melted.
- Add the cooked pasta to the goat cheese sauce and stir.