Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tasty Tuesdays: Goat Cheese & Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

This is a delicious pasta recipe with a flavorful roasted red pepper and goat cheese sauce.  I pinned the recipe a few weeks ago and couldn't wait to make it.  The original recipe was created by Lauren of Lauren's Latest.   The sauce in the original recipe is created with an immersion blender.  I don't have one - so I adapted the recipe to work with a blender.  Of course, a food processor would also work.

- 2 red bell peppers

- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small to medium onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup half & half
- 4 oz. package goat cheese
- 1/2 Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 can artichoke hearts
-1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
- 1/2 lb. linguine or spaghetti, cooked according to package instructions
- 1/3 cup reserved pasta water
- salt & pepper
- Italian flat leaf parsley, for garnish

1.  Heat oven to 500 degrees.  Wash peppers and cut in half, lengthwise.  Place cut side down on foil lined baking sheet.  Place in oven and roast for 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and wrap peppers in foil and cool.

2.  Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package instructions.

3.  When peppers have cooled, peel {this is really easy, the skins should just peel right off. }.  Rough chop peppers and place in blender with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Blend until smooth.  Set aside.

4.  Saute onions and garlic in remaining olive oil until tender.  Add goat cheese, red pepper mixture, artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, seasonings, salt and pepper to taste, and reserved pasta water.  Stir until smooth.  
5.  Add sauce to pasta and stir until combined.  Garnish with Italian flat leaf parsley and serve immediately.
I thought this was delicious,  The sauce had a sweet, delicate flavor and was very good.

What did you cook this week?

Party Rules:
1.  Include a link in the post you are linking up back to this post
2.  Add the Tasty Tuesdays button to the post you are linking up.  Thanks!


  1. That looks so good, love roasted peppers!

  2. Hey Alissa! Your pasta dish looks delicious. One of these days I need to try goat cheese. Last week I saw a recipe where it was used in a smoothie.

  3. This pasta dish looks amazing! Going on my to-make list for sure!

  4. Good Morning Alyssa,
    Your Pasta recipe looks delicious! I am sharing my Lemon Coconut Cake for the party today. Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  5. Not sure that I've really ever had goat cheese, but this sure looks/sounds delish!

  6. OOOhhhh, I love goat cheese. This looks wonderful! Thanks for hosting!

  7. OMG that looks soooo good. I heart anything with goat cheese

  8. Oh that looks SO good!! I love goat cheese - yummy!! And I'm sure the roasted red peppers are delicious.

    PS - You have to get an immersion blender! :) I got one last year and it's simply amazing. I hardly ever use my blender. It's perfect for sauces, soups and smoothies :)

  9. Wow! This looks delicious! I love goat cheese! Yummm!

  10. That looks delish!
    I am a new follower and I linked up a couple recipes from my new blog. Thank you for the party!

  11. so nummy looking! thank you for sharing! :]

    i also wanted to let you know that i awarded you with the Blogger Appreciation Award. :D

  12. This looks amazing! I love finding new pasta dishes.

    Kaylee @ Couponing & Cooking

  13. Yes, please! I'll take anything with goat cheese.

  14. That pasta looks great! Pinning!

  15. First time linking up to your site. Your roasted pepper pasta looks yummy! Thanks for hosting~can hardly wait to see what everyone is cooking.

  16. I have just gotten the taste for goat cheese love it.

    Thanks for the link.


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment - each & every one makes me happy.

I respond to your questions via email. If you leave a question in a comment, please make sure to leave your email address in your comment or that it is linked to your account. Otherwise I will not be able to respond!


© 2009-2014 33 Shades of Green. All Rights Reserved. | Blog Design By Brittany Douglas

09 10