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?

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1.  Include a link in the post you are linking up back to this post
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Bev said...

That looks so good, love roasted peppers!

Brandi said...

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.

Becca said...

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

Miz Helen said...

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

Dina Lettre said...

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

Aimee said...

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

V and A said...

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

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

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 :)

natasha {schue love} said...

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

Back for Seconds said...

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

Mindy said...


Daisy said...

so nummy looking! thank you for sharing! :]

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

Kaylee said...

This looks amazing! I love finding new pasta dishes.

Kaylee @ Couponing & Cooking

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

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

Sarah said...

That pasta looks great! Pinning!

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

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.

Barbara said...

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

Thanks for the link.


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