I am obsessed with goat cheese (also called chevre). Not only is it my favorite cheese to just eat on crackers, but the sheer amount of dishes it tastes good in is just incredible! Possibly my favorite meal to add goat cheese to is pasta. Yummm. Apart from just throwing chunks on top of pasta and tomato sauce, I’ve tried some absolutely mind-blowing creamy goat cheese pasta recipes that I wanted to share with you.
Surprisingly enough, I never even tried goat cheese until I was 23 years old. I’ll never forget that first taste of herbed goat cheese spread on a cracker that I was somewhat nervous to even try. But after that first bite, I was hooked. Its creamy texture and slightly tangy taste is delicious unflavored, but also pairs well with many ingredients.
Here is some advice on buying goat cheese: it’s all good. Even the cheapest goat cheese I’ve ever found at a store did not disappoint me in any way. With that being said, I suggest buying cheap goat cheese to use in recipes and only splurging on expensive flavored brands when you plan to eat it on crackers.
I personally get my inexpensive, unflavored goat cheese from Sam’s Club. Not only is it affordable at $5.98, but you get 16 ounces for that price! For context, at my local grocery store, a 4 oz log of unflavored chevre is $4.49. When I’m craving a recipe with goat cheese, I buy the large quantity from Sam’s Club and then freeze whatever I don’t use so it doesn’t go bad.
Anyway, I just want you to be fully up-to-snuff on best goat cheese buying practices! Now, let’s get to the stuff you came here for. Without further ado, here are 15 creamy goat cheese pasta recipes you NEED to try as soon as possible.
1. Mushroom Pasta With Goat Cheese
Mushrooms, mushrooms, mushrooms. When mixed with goat cheese in a dish, they create an irresistible flavor combination. This creamy goat cheese pasta is so seriously good! It pairs savory mushrooms with bright lemon, creamy goat cheese, and fresh thyme and oregano. And it’s done in less than 30 minutes. Boom! Mushroom lovers: you’re not going to know what to do with yourself.
2. Pappardelle Pasta with Goat Cheese, Lemon, and Asparagus
This pasta looks fancy, but it’s actually very easy! Get into the springtime spirit with this creamy and citrus-y pasta. You will pair up thick and rich pappardelle egg pasta with spring green asparagus, tangy citrus, creamy goat cheese and fresh thyme. You won’t believe how easy it is and with so much flavor!
3. Butternut Squash, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Pasta
Butternut squash mixed with goat cheese creates the ultimate creamiest texture combination, and it’s delicious on pasta. This recipe would be great for a fall gathering with friends, but it’s also perfect for a cozy weeknight at home. Roast your squash, cook the pasta, and it only takes about 5 minutes to toss on all the toppings just before serving. If you’re feeling really lazy, just skip the brown butter sauce and drizzle with olive oil and a big squeeze of orange.
4. Creamy Goat Cheese Salmon Pasta
I’m a big fan of salmon on pasta. It might sound like a weird combo, but don’t knock it until you try it. I prefer to eat wild caught salmon because it has less toxins and healthier fats. The salmon in this recipe pairs perfectly with the goat cheese sauce and veggies. This is an easy family dinner that’s ready in less than 30 minutes.
5. 30-Minute Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta With Brussels
Not often do I come across a pasta recipe with Brussels sprouts (yum!!), but to find one that also has goat cheese in it? Holy moly, my mouth is already watering. Although I love Brussels sprouts, they tend to be labor intensive in many recipes. Thankfully that’s not the case here. After you prep the sprouts, there’s not much left to do. In fact, this dish only takes 30 minutes to make! It’s a Mediterranean-inspired one-pot main dish featuring goat cheese, Brussels, and sun-dried tomatoes. This is one of my favorite creamy goat cheese pasta recipes!
6. Creamy Goat Cheese Mushroom Gnocchi
Creamy Goat cheese mushroom gnocchi is the perfect way to add a grommet touch to a quick week night dinner. The gnocchi is pillowy soft, the sauce is creamy and tangy. If you need to find me I’ll be in my kitchen eating this forever. AMEN!
7. Baked Gnocchi With Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Sauce
If you want to seem like a culinary genius to your friends or family, this is the recipe to make for them. This baked gnocchi with pumpkin sauce is comfort food at its finest! It’s simple yet sophisticated, with creamy goat cheese dollops and sage.
8. Bacon, Onion, and Goat Cheese Pasta
Mmmmm, you really can’t go wrong with bacon. Combine that with caramelized onions and goat cheese on top of pasta, and you have an unforgettable meal! The herb-iness and flavor of the fresh thyme really puts this pasta over the top. This is one of my favorite creamy goat cheese pasta recipes!
9. One Pot Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Pasta
This is one of the easiest creamy goat cheese pasta recipes on this list, no doubt. After chopping a couple ingredients, you just throw everything in one pot and cook it. That’s it. You cook the pasta in the same pot at the same time as the sauce, which means way less dishes to wash! Not only is this super easy, but it’s delicious as well.
10. Goat Cheese and Shrimp Pasta
This isn’t just any pasta. It’s a light and creamy goat cheese coated pasta with shrimp, sautéed tomatoes and some broccoli that gets thrown into the food processor so its like a broccoli pesto. Talk about restaurant quality in your own kitchen!
11. Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta With Everything Bagel Spice
Ever since this “everything bagel spice” trend started a while ago, I have been searching like crazy to find it. I haven’t succeeded yet (no, I don’t live near Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods), but when I do, this recipe is definitely one of the first ones I’m making. This 30 Minute Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta with Everything Bagel Spice is so easy to make and tastes just like an everything bagel with cream cheese! It will soon be one of your go-to weeknight dinner recipes!
12. Creamy Goat Cheese and Spinach Linguine
I often find myself saying “the simpler, the better” when it comes to recipes. Sometimes you just want something really tasty to eat without doing a lot of work (anyone else?!). This is a great recipe for those times. This is a great recipe to substitute for your regular old pasta and tomato sauce. It’s just a little more work, but the flavorful reward is totally worth it. This recipe has spinach, pasta, goat cheese, and onion – it’s simply perfect!
13. Pasta With Peas, Pancetta, and Goat Cheese
Peas in pasta is highly underrated. They add a deliciously sweet crunch to any pasta dish, but go especially well with white sauces. This creamy penne pasta is springtime in a bowl, featuring peas, pancetta, and goat cheese. Although it’s not the healthiest recipe on this list, it is delicious and easy – 2 things you just can’t pass up in a weeknight dinner.
14. Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta
The sauce in this recipe is basically homemade tomato sauce with goat cheese mixed in. You literally can’t go wrong here! It’s simple, delicious, and healthy. Plus, it’s easy to customize if you want to add some protein or additional veggies. I think some grilled chicken or shrimp would be a delightful addition to this recipe.
15. Creamy Pesto and Goat Cheese Pasta
Creamy pesto and goat cheese pasta is a quick vegetarian weeknight dinner recipe, done in less than 30 minutes. This is an easy and quick pantry pasta dinner recipe. A delicious creamy goat cheese and pesto sauce with no cream!