:: Sundried Tomato, Basil and Goats Cheese Pasta

February 18, 2009 at 9:43 pm 9 comments

Pasta is a super way to beat the credit crunch, not only is it cheap but it is also a great source of carbohydrates, which provide the body with energy.  I buy wholewheat pasta as it contains more fiber and has more health benefits than its plain counterpart.  You can easily choose wholemeal pasta in most supermarkets and Irish brand Roma has wholewheat options on both its penne and spaghetti.
Sundried Tomato, Basil and Goats Cheese Pasta
This is a tasty variation on my mushroom and goats cheese pasta, for those of you who just can’t stand fungi!  I actually originally made this with sunblushed tomatoes but I think sundried give a more intense flavour to the dish.

150g of sundried tomatoes (plus a little of the oil they are stored in).
75g of goats cheese.
25g of fresh basil leaves.
250g of wholemeal penne pasta.
A good pinch of sea salt.
A few slices of good crunchy toasted bread to serve.

Bring a large pot of water to the boil and add the pasta.
While the pasta is cooking, remove the tomatoes from the oil they are stored and set aside to add to the pasta later. Roughly chop the basil leaves and sundried tomatoes and set aside.
When the pasta is cooked drain in a colander and put back in the pot.  Drizzle with the sundried tomato oil and add the basil and sundried tomatoes, stir to combine.
Crumble in the goats cheese and using a large serving spoon stir the cheese through the pasta.
Serve straight away or this also works really well as a tasty lunch box filler.


Entry filed under: basil, goats cheese, herbs, main meal, pasta, sundried tomatoes, wholewheat.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Chocolate Shavings  |  February 18, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    That’s a beautiful-looking dish!

  • 2. Melissa  |  February 19, 2009 at 1:46 am

    I am always looking for new things to bring to school for lunch. This looks great…so much more interesting then a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich!

  • 3. rubybean77  |  February 19, 2009 at 3:21 am

    This looks FABULOUS! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

  • 4. lisa (dandysugar)  |  February 19, 2009 at 3:56 am

    Bright, fresh and delicious!

  • 5. spike.  |  February 19, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Wish I had some of this pasta for lunch today! I love the way goats cheese melts into warm pasta

  • 6. Donal  |  February 20, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Hey Chocolate Shavings!Thanks! It tastes great too! 🙂Hey Melissa!Yeah it defo beats the PB&J sambo! 🙂Hey Ruby Bean!Thanks to you too! 🙂Hey Lisa!Thanks!Hey Spike!It actually heats up great too- Does something nice to the goats cheese! 🙂

  • 7. The Food Hunter  |  February 21, 2009 at 5:37 am

    This looks like the perfect meal. Delicious.

  • 8. Sophie  |  March 1, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Simple yet so delicious!!! MMMM…

  • 9. Derval  |  March 20, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Had this tonight. 3rd of your recipes in a row! Very tasty – was pleased that I could get most of the ingredients in Aldi –jar sundried tomatoes – €1.6925g pack of basil – €1.19log of goats cheese – €2.29Wonder how that compares with SQ?


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