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Goat cheese adds a creamy texture and tangy flavor to ordinary spaghetti sauce. Works with homemade sauce or pour it right out of a jar to save tons of time, making this a super easy 10 minute meal!

Two ingredient Creamy Goat Cheese and Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti has always been my go-to for nights when a) I don’t want to cook, or b) my kids are balking at everything I suggest. It’s easy to whip up using jarred sauce and dry pasta and I can have dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes.

Lately we’ve been getting tired of the same old stand-by so I decided to try to change it up a little bit. My plan was to make a creamy sauce using heavy cream or cream cheese. So I heated my sauce and cooked up the pasta, then went to the fridge to find that neither of those things were there. But I did have goat cheese, so I gave it a try and it was so delicious! My kids gobbled it up and there were hardly any leftovers.

Creamy Goat Cheese & Tomato Sauce

A dish filled with pasta

Goat Cheese and Tomato Sauce for Pasta

Goat cheese adds a creamy texture and tangy flavor to ordinary spaghetti sauce. Works with homemade sauce or pour it right out of a jar to save tons of time, making this a super easy 10 minute meal!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 1 pound pasta spaghetti and linguine work best, cooked to package directions
  • 2 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese for garnish if desired
  • Fresh parsley for garnish if desired
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  • Heat spaghetti sauce over medium heat until bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in goat cheese until completely melted.
  • Add cooked pasta straight out of the cooking water to the sauce.


For a thinner sauce, add a tablespoon at a time of the pasta cooking liquid.
Keyword goat cheese, homemade spaghetti sauce


Calories: 254kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 10gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 452mgPotassium: 382mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 451IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of "Yellow Bliss Road" is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

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Creamy Goat Cheese & Tomato Sauce - Just two ingredients in this rich and creamy sauce!

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Laur says:

    Thanks for the post! I was making homemade meat sauce and it called for cheddar cheese, however I felt compelled to use up some goat cheese that I had in the fridge. I was skeptical because I usually add goat cheese to white wine sauces, or oil based sauce but it turned out fantastic!

    1. Kristin says:

      Thanks Laur for the positive feedback!

  2. Courtney says:

    What kind of goat cheese are you using? (A soft cheese? A hard cheese? A specific brand?)

    1. Kristin says:

      I used a softer goat cheese that comes in a log. But the crumbled kind would work fine too.