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Cherry tomatoes, broccolini, olives, garlic and goats cheese after being in the oven
4.67 from 3 votes

Baked Goats Cheese Pasta

Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Calories: 546kcal
Author: Ayeh
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Ingredients

  • 400 g pasta (I’ve used spaghetti)
  • 400 g cherry tomatoes (I’ve used mixed tomatoes)
  • 150 g goats cheese
  • 80 g pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 bunch brocollini
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes (more/less as preferred)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Handful fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F
  • Place cherry tomatoes and garlic in an oven dish, slice in half if using larger tomatoes in the mix
  • Slice kalamata olives in half and add to the dish
  • Cut brocollini in half in width on an angle and if stalks are thick, slice in half lengthways before adding to the dish
  • Pour over olive oil, add thyme leaves, season with salt and pepper and give it all a mix with your hands to ensure all the veggies are nicely coated
  • Make space in the middle of the oven dish and place the goats cheese in the gap so that the vegetables are surrounding the cheese
  • Season the cheese with salt, chilli flakes, oregano and a drizzle of olive oil
  • Place in the oven for 20 minutes
  • When the veggies have 10 minutes remaining, start to cook the pasta in heavily salted water. As always, don’t forget to save some of the pasta water on the side.
  • Remove oven dish and gently peel the garlic cloves. Mash them with a fork in the same dish.
  • With a spoon, break up the goats cheese, it should be extremely creamy and just fall apart. Mix all the ingredients together to a lovely creamy and saucy mixture.
  • Add the cooked spaghetti straight into the oven dish and mix altogether. Add a splash of pasta water to help it all come together to a silky creamy pasta and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1785IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 4mg