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This goat cheese tomato pasta recipe is so quick and easy to prepare. Goat cheese gets stirred into the pasta sauce making it extra creamy and SO delicious. It’s made with simple, healthy ingredients and is packed with fiber-rich veggies – perfect for a weeknight dinner!

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It’s no secret that veggie-filled pastas are one of my go-to easy dinners! They’re so great for using up the veggies in the fridge and it’s always super quick to throw together. As a dietitian, I think they’re also one of the yummiest ways to get your veggies in 😉

An ingredient I LOVE adding to these pastas? Goat cheese! It makes the sauce soo deliciously creamy and also adds a ton of flavour. If you haven’t tried making a goat cheese pasta sauce before, you are in for a treat!

As always, I share a bunch of ways you can modify this recipe to suit your needs (including ways to make it gluten-free and/or vegan) and highlight some of the unique nutrition benefits of this easy goat cheese pasta below. Enjoy!

Want more pasta recipe inspiration? Check out my roundup of 20+ easy, healthy pasta recipes for more ideas!

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Ingredients Needed

All you need to make this easy pasta recipe are 11 simple, healthy ingredients:

Full measurements and detailed instructions are located in the recipe card below!

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Recipe Modifications & Ingredient Swaps

  1. Instead of or in addition to zucchini and spinach, feel free to use other chopped veggies like mushrooms, peppers, asparagus, or leafy greens (like kale or swiss chard). You can also throw in some diced onions! This is a great recipe to use up any veggies in the fridge.
  2. You can use any pasta shape you’d like. For a gluten-free version, simply use a gluten-free pasta. You can also serve this with a legume-based pasta for extra protein.
  3. If you can’t find strained tomatoes, you can use a store-bought tomato sauce (like marinara). Fresh cherry or grape tomatoes can be swapped for canned tomatoes if they’re not in season!
  4. The spices are also flexible here – oregano and thyme work great, as will an Italian seasoning and/or dried basil.
  5. Feel free to serve this with a protein like chicken or shrimp.
  6. I haven’t personally tried a vegan goat cheese, but if you can find one that melts well then it should work for a vegan version!
  7. While goat cheese is the star of the show and is what makes the sauce nice and creamy, you can obviously make this pasta with another cheese (like feta or parmesan)! It’ll loose that creamy texture and flavour of goat cheese, but will still taste good and be more of a traditional tomato sauce 🙂
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Goat Cheese Pasta Nutrition Benefits

Tomatoes are:

  • rich in micronutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K
  • a good source of dietary fibre
  • high in antioxidants, like lycopene and beta-carotene

Goat cheese is:

  • a source of complete protein and satiating fat (helps keep us full!)
  • a good source of micronutrients, like calcium and phosphorous (important for bone health)vitamin A, riboflavin, and iron.

The other veggies (zucchini + spinach) offer additional sources of dietary fibre, micronutrients, and beneficial plant compounds/antioxidants.

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This goat cheese tomato pasta recipe is so quick and easy to prepare. Goat cheese gets stirred into the pasta sauce making it extra creamy and SO delicious. It's made with simple, healthy ingredients and is packed with fiber-rich veggies – perfect for a weeknight dinner!
Overhead photo of a creamy goat cheese tomato spaghetti in a white bowl.
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Ingredients

  • 4 ounces spaghetti (about 113 grams – enough for 2!)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup zucchini, sliced into half-moons
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup strained tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup goat cheese
  • Handful fresh basil, chopped
  • Salt + pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Boil pasta water and cook according to package directions. Reserve a 1/4 cup of pasta water to add to the sauce.
  • Heat a large saucepan with olive oil. Add garlic cloves and sauté for about 2 mins, or until lightly browned and fragrant.
  • Add cherry tomatoes, zucchini, oregano, and thyme to the pan. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally (allow the veggies to sit for a couple minutes at a time for browning!)
  • Stir in spinach and strained tomatoes. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Add drained pasta, reserved pasta water, and goat cheese to the tomato sauce. Toss to combine and season with salt and pepper as desired.
  • Serve pasta and top with chopped basil. Enjoy hot!

Notes

*STORAGE + REHEATING: Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can easily reheat them in the microwave or on the stovetop!
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS + INGREDIENT SWAPS: this recipe is quite flexible 😉
  • Instead of or in addition to zucchini and spinach, feel free to use other chopped veggies like mushrooms, peppers, asparagus, or leafy greens (like kale or swiss chard). You can also throw in some diced onions! This is a great recipe to use up any veggies in the fridge.
  • You can use any pasta shape you’d like. For a gluten-free version, simply use a gluten-free pasta. You can also serve this with a legume-based pasta for extra protein.
  • If you can’t find strained tomatoes, you can use a store-bought tomato sauce (like marinara). Fresh cherry or grape tomatoes can be swapped for canned tomatoes if they’re not in season!
  • The spices are also flexible here – oregano and thyme work great, as will an Italian seasoning and/or dried basil.
  • Feel free to serve this with a protein like chicken or shrimp.
  • I haven’t personally tried a vegan goat cheese, but if you can find one that melts well then it should work for a vegan version!
  • While goat cheese is the star of the show and is what makes the sauce nice and creamy, you can obviously make this pasta with another cheese (like feta or parmesan)! It’ll loose that creamy texture and flavour of goat cheese, but will still taste good and be more of a traditional tomato sauce.

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