Pasta with Bacon, Peas, and Goat Cheese

March 28, 2010 · 16 comments

in goat cheese,pasta,quick and easy

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.

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nina March 29, 2010 at 1:44 am

Creamy goat’s cheese, pasta, bacon seriously, what is not to like about this food!!

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Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul March 29, 2010 at 3:28 am

I love all your comfort foods Elly and especially all your goat’s cheese dishes! Looks delicious!

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bellini valli March 29, 2010 at 4:14 am

Using the goat cheese for that creamy texture is something we would really enjoy Elly!

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Ruth March 29, 2010 at 8:24 am

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.

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Noelle March 29, 2010 at 10:14 am

Looks super yummy! Too bad my hubs does not like peas like I do!

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Sophie @ yumventures March 29, 2010 at 10:35 am

This looks so wonderful, like a healthy carbonara! I love goat cheese as well, and never thought of using at as a pasta sauce :)

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Anna A March 29, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Hey Ms Goat Cheese, this looks very tasty and simple to make. Good after work stuff you got going on there.

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Holly March 30, 2010 at 8:35 am

This was delish…we made it last night! Thanks :)

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elly March 30, 2010 at 10:52 am

So glad you liked it, Holly!

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Colleen March 30, 2010 at 11:40 am

I love goat cheese sauce like this. And great add-ins!

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Ben March 31, 2010 at 7:23 pm

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!

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April Cavin March 31, 2010 at 7:55 pm

This sounds absolutely delicious–perfectly comforting.

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The Food Hunter April 2, 2010 at 4:37 pm

all my favorites in one dish…sounds like heaven.

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Nic April 3, 2010 at 4:05 am

This looks delicious, I absolutely adore goats cheese, and will have to try this soon.

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Joanne April 3, 2010 at 5:45 pm

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!

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Sarah April 5, 2010 at 10:13 am

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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