Pasta with Bacon, Peas, and Goat Cheese


A few weeks ago, I realized it had been an absolutely ridiculous amount of time since I’d had goat cheese.  Me – Mrs. Goat Cheese herself.  Unacceptable.  So when I got off the train one evening after work, I walked to a local market, and picked up a log of chevre.  I didn’t want anything fancy and I definitely didn’t want anything time consuming (meal prep has been getting shorter and shorter, as you’d imagine), so I decided on a very simple pasta dish that would really make the goat cheese come through.

I love using creamy cheeses for pasta sauces.  They give you that luxurious, rich feel, but they aren’t *quite* as bad for you as using heavy cream.   And, of course, using a tasty cheese will yield some tasty pasta.  This pasta is done in about the same time it takes you to cook the cavatappi, so it couldn’t be any easier.  I always have frozen peas on hand, and love tossing them into pasta dishes.  I’ve never been one to enjoy a side dish of peas (only if they are made the Greek way with tomato and dill) but I adore them when mixed with pasta, rice, etc.

I’m submitting this over to Ruth at Once Upon a Feast, who’s hosting (and is the original mastermind behind) Presto Pasta Night.

Pasta with Bacon, Peas, and Goat Cheese

16 thoughts on “Pasta with Bacon, Peas, and Goat Cheese

  1. I’m drooling! Thanks for sharing the perfect dish with Presto Pasta Nights. I too, adore goat cheese – on pizza, in scrambled eggs and especially in pasta.

  2. So simple and yet, so delicious! Pasta dishes are always the best for those simple, delicious and quick meals.I love the addition of goat cheese!

  3. There are definitely foods that cause me to wake up in the middle of the night and think – how long has it been since I’ve had THAT. Love this pasta dish!

  4. I’m also a huge goat’s cheese lover….or just a cheese lover full stop….well, goat’s cheese is in my 5 for favourites 😉 I realize though that I don’t cook with it nearly enough! thanks for sharing!

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