Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese
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This dish is made super creamy with fresh goat cheese, which pairs perfectly with fresh tomatoes for a light and summery pasta dish.

5
Servings
430
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound spaghetti
  • 4 Cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 4 Ounces goat cheese, chopped into small pieces
  • Handful fresh basil, chopped
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

In a medium pot, cook pasta according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan combine tomatoes, lemon juice, vinegar, and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Cook uncovered on medium heat for 10 minutes. When the pasta is finished, strain and pour into a large mixing bowl. Add the goat cheese and stir well until the goat cheese has melted and coated the pasta. Add tomato mixture and combine.

Spaghetti Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Spaghetti Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Spaghetti Wine Pairing

Cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, malbec, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, zinfandel, petite sirah, nero d'avola, primitivo, sangiovese, or carménère with meat- or tomato-based sauces; grenache or chardonnay with cream-based sauces; pinot gris/grigio, albariño, or other fresh white wines (for instance, soave, Italian sauvignon, or grillo) with seafood pasta; nebbiolo, dolcetto, or barbera with most non-seafood pasta.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
18%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Protein
18g
35%
Carbs
75g
25%
Vitamin A
131µg
15%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15.6%
Vitamin C
26mg
43%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.7%
Vitamin K
23µg
29%
Calcium
77mg
8%
Fiber
5g
21%
Folate (food)
43µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
43µg
11%
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
71mg
18%
Monounsaturated
1g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
268mg
38%
Polyunsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Potassium
578mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
10.2%
Sodium
631mg
26%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10.4%
Zinc
2mg
12%