Summer Goat Cheese Pasta

Summer Goat Cheese Pasta

If you are looking to find vegetarian recipes you do not need to look any further! This summer goat cheese pasta is the perfect macro friendly dinner. Filled with crisp summer vegetables, creamy goat cheese, and fun-shaped pasta this recipe is a crowd pleaser!

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I wanted to come up with a tasty and refreshing dish that was easy to make, this dinner recipe is great because it is made in one dish, the ingredients are easy to come by right now, and it is tasty and macro friendly. Another great feature about this macro friendly dinner is that it is vegetarian but has nearly 14 grams of protein per serving.

Summer Goat Cheese Pasta Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil (15ml)
  • 5 oz baby tomatoes, chopped I used cherry (137 grams)
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  • 1 cob of cooked corn (145 grams)
  • 2 zucchinis, chopped (600 grams)
  • ½ cup fresh arugula 
  • Fresh basil
  • 8 oz Cascatelli pasta, I got this at Trader Joe’s
  • 2 blocks of goat cheese (8 ounces)
  • Salt & pepper 

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Macro friendly dinner instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, once boiled add the pasta, cook, and drain
  3. Line a large rectangle baking dish with olive oil, and add tomatoes, zucchini, and garlic. Stir to coat, and top with salt and pepper. Bake for 15 minutes
  4. After 15 minutes, take the dish out and make a well in the center, place the two blocks of goat cheese in, and bake for 5 more minutes
  5. Add cooked pasta, corn, basil, and arugula, and stir well
  6. Bake for 5 more minutes, divide and serve

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What pasta do you use for this recipe?

This vegetarian pasta dish uses Cascatelli pasta which is fun looking pasta, but it is not necessary, if you have some penne in your pantry you want to use up, this recipe would still be amazing!

Can you meal prep the summer goat cheese pasta?

Yes, you can, this dish will stay good in the fridge all week, just make sure to store it in a sealed container. Once it is cooked you can remove it from the baking dish and store it in separate containers.

What are the nutrients for this macro friendly dinner?

This recipe makes 6 servings, each serving being 250 grams, 307 calories, 37.7 carbs, 10.9 fat, and 13.5 protein. Search HNFit Summer Goat Cheese Pasta in My Fitness Pal for easy logging.

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What are some good dinner recipes?

I have a lot of yummy dinner recipes on my blog, you can also find vegetarian recipes:

Where can I find vegetarian recipes?

If you go to my main menu, you will see a drop-down labeled “vegetarian” or you can also search it in my search box!

Can I put goat cheese on pasta?

If you love creamy pasta, you will love goat cheese and pasta. In this recipe, it melts so well and is delicious and creamy with the crunchy addition of fresh vegetables!

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Does goat cheese melt well?

Goat cheese warms and melts well, but if you sprinkle it on top it will remain in clumps. Since you stir it into this recipe it combines and melts perfectly!

What does goat cheese go well with? 

Goat cheese goes well with so many things I love it on a salad, in this pasta dish, on top of crackers, on a pizza, or even with eggs!

What vegetables can you eat with pasta?

My two favorite vegetables to pair with pasta are tomatoes and corn! Which are both included in the summer goat cheese pasta, other yummy vegetables that pair well with pasta are peppers, onions, and zucchini!

Do you cook veggies before putting in pasta?

This is a one-pan recipe so you do not have to cook the vegetables beforehand! 

What is a popular summertime vegetable?

Tomatoes, corn, and squash are the best summertime vegetables, all included in this recipe!

What is Cascatelli pasta?

Cascatelli is a noodle that has ruffles lining both sides, it sort of looks like a playground slide if you look closely!

Is Cascatelli available at Trader Joe’s?

Yes, Cascatelli pasta is Organic and available at Trader Joe’s.

Yield: 6

Summer Goat Cheese Pasta

Summer Goat Cheese Pasta

This summer goat cheese pasta is the perfect macro friendly dinner.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil (15ml)
  • 5 oz baby tomatoes, chopped I used cherry (137 grams)
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  • 1 cob of cooked corn (145 grams)
  • 2 zucchinis, chopped (600 grams)
  • ½ cup fresh arugula
  • Fresh basil
  • 8 oz Cascatelli pasta, I got this at Trader Joe’s
  • 2 blocks of goat cheese (8 ounces)
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, once boiled add the pasta, cook, and drain
  3. Line a large rectangle baking dish with olive oil, and add tomatoes, zucchini, and garlic. Stir to coat, and top with salt and pepper. Bake for 15 minutes
  4. After 15 minutes, take the dish out and make a well in the center, place the two blocks of goat cheese in, and bake for 5 more minutes
  5. Add cooked pasta, corn, basil, and arugula, and stir well
  6. Bake for 5 more minutes, divide and serve

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

250 grams

Amount Per Serving Calories 307Total Fat 10.9gCarbohydrates 37.7gProtein 13.5g

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