Goat Cheese Pesto Pasta

February 18, 2021

by RajaWellness

Ingredients

  • 8oz spaghetti or other dry pasta
  • 4oz goat cheese
  • 1/8 - 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 roma tomato, sliced in small triangles
  • 1 cup zucchini, chopped in small triangles
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms (I use oyster mushrooms)
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 cup white wine (optional)
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package instructions to al dente.

While pasta is cooking, add butter to separate pan on medium high heat and sauté onions 1 minute, add garlic and sauté 1 more minute.

Add mushrooms to pan and sauté 2-3 minutes.

Add zucchini and tomatoes to pan, cook another 3-4 minutes, add wine to pan.

Add dried basil, salt and pepper to taste and simmer on medium-low heat

In bowl, add crumbled goat cheese, stir in pesto.

When pasta is done, drain and reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water.

Add hot pasta directly to bowl with goat cheese pesto, toss to coat.

Add in sautéed vegetables.

Stir in 1-2 tbsp reserved pasta water at a time until desired consistency is reached.

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