Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Pasta

by Kelli H. on April 18, 2012

Sometimes I love a bowl of pasta. It’s so comforting and indulgent. Especially when said pasta is made with homemade roasted red peppers, half and half, and goat cheese. Oh yah, and some parmesan thrown in too! This is a pretty simple pasta recipe, but the end result is really something special! I’m sure you’ll want to make it again and again. I definitely want to make it again very soon!

I found this recipe on Pintrest. I’ve never made a recipe from Pintrest before so I had my doubts, but the recipe did not fail! Now, do yourself a favor and make this for yourself in the near future.
Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Pasta
Recipe adapted from Lauren’s Latest
2 whole red bell peppers or 2 jarred
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup half & half
4-6 oz. goat cheese
2/3 cup grated parigiano reggiano cheese
1 (15 oz can) artichoke hearts, roughly chopped
1/2 lb. linguine, cooked to al dente
salt & pepper, to taste

1. If roasting your own peppers; preheat broiler, place peppers on a cookie sheet and broil for about 3-5 minutes on each side. They should be blackened. Remove from oven, place in a paper bag and seal, or you can also place them inside a bowl and cover. Let rest for about 10 minutes, peel, seed, and slice peppers.
2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta to al dente.
3. In a large saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute onions for about 7 minutes or until soft. Add garlic to pan and stir for 1 minute. Pour in half and half and goat cheese; stir to combine. Pour in parmesan cheese and artichoke hearts. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat. Either puree the sauce in a blender or with an immersion blender until smooth.
4. Combine cooked pasta with pureed sauce. Top with any remaining parmesan cheese.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Megan Pence April 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Oohhhh hot damn I think I just fell over. Yum!!

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Chelsea @ Naturally Sweet Recipes April 18, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I love goat cheese! I don’t think I’ve ever tried goat cheese in a pasta. Looks delish!

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Natalie @ Once Upon a Cutting Board April 18, 2012 at 11:16 pm

That looks so rich and comforting .. anything with goat cheese is sure to be delicious!

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Carolina @ Peas in a Blog April 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I love goat cheese, it truly does make anything taste better! Have you tried fried goat cheese? Delicious!

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Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) April 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I had it once on a trip to Germany. It was amazing!

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Jane April 20, 2012 at 12:24 am

YUM! Anything with goat cheese makes me swoon, but this sounds particularly tasty.

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Maren April 20, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Why do I not eat cheese and why can’t I hire you to be my personal chef???

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Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) April 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm

It IS really sad you can’t eat cheese, but you could hire me as your personal chef someday! πŸ™‚

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Sarah April 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Mmm, this looks delicious! I love roasted red peppers πŸ™‚

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Baking Serendipity April 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I love how simple this is! I’m always game for the comforts of pasta, and the peppers and goat cheese are a perfect addition πŸ™‚

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