Goat Cheese Pasta, Broccoli, and Pine Nuts

Goat Cheese Pasta on a blue plate.

Hey everyone! It’s Chelsea from Chelsea’s Messy Apron. I’ve got a fancy-sounding, but secretly SUPER simple dish. It’s a classy dressed-up pasta, but couldn’t be too much easier to make!

If you like goat cheese, you’ll love the simple flavor of this pasta. It’s flavor-packed and stuffed with good-for-you vegetables. The broccoli and red bell pepper are delicious with this pasta, but other vegetables can easily be substituted. You could also use a different kind of pasta – even an angel hair or fettuccine noodle would work with the other ingredients.

This would make a wonderful at-home Valentine’s dinner – classy and flavorful! Enjoy!

Goat Cheese Pasta on a blue plate.

Here are some more easy dinner ideas from Chelsea’s Messy Apron:

Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs over Rice

Slow Cooker Cheesy Enchilada Quinoa

One Skillet Lemon Chicken and Red Potatoes

One Pot Chicken, Veggie, and Rice Fajita Bowls

Chelsea from Chelsea's Messy Apron

Goat Cheese Pasta, Broccoli, and Pine Nuts

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Chelsea Lords
Servings 4 Servings

I’ve got a fancy-sounding, but secretly SUPER simple dish. It’s a classy dressed-up pasta, but couldn’t be too much easier to make!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian American
Keyword goat cheese pasta, pasta, pasta recipes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups broccoli
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 12 ounces spiral pasta
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 5 ounces goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley optional

Instructions

  1. Chop the broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Remove the top and seeds from the red pepper and slice into thin slices.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, add in the broccoli and red pepper with the olive oil. Saute until tender.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in salted water.
  4. Once the vegetables are tender, add in the chicken broth. Bring the broth to a boil and allow to boil until the mixture is reduced into half. Add in the butter and goat cheese.
  5. Stir until smooth and creamy.
  6. Drain the pasta and combine the cheesy vegetable mixture with the pasta.
  7. In another skillet, lightly toast the pine nuts by placing them in an even layer over medium heat stirring often until lightly browned.
  8. Add in the pine nuts. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. If desired top with some finely chopped parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Goat Cheese Pasta, Broccoli, and Pine Nuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 664 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 528mg22%
Potassium 586mg17%
Carbohydrates 71g24%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 2073IU41%
Vitamin C 104mg126%
Calcium 107mg11%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Chelsea Lords

Chelsea is the blogger behind Chelsea’s Messy Apron. She is always experimenting in the kitchen and making new things to eat. “Or I am in the kitchen eating. Both are good.” She tries to eat a balanced diet of healthful foods, but she loves desserts. You will find most of her recipes are healthy and easy, but still taste great! She has found that eating is all about balance and she hopes that that is the case on her site!

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