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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!
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.
Goat Cheese and Tomato Sauce for Pasta
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
For more delicious pasta dishes, try these:
Easy Weeknight Spaghetti Bolognese
Roasted Red Pepper Fettuccine Alfredo
Spaghetti Pomodoro with 15 Minute Meatballs
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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!
Thanks Laur for the positive feedback!
What kind of goat cheese are you using? (A soft cheese? A hard cheese? A specific brand?)
I used a softer goat cheese that comes in a log. But the crumbled kind would work fine too.