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Pasta with Herbed Goat Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes

Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)
This Pasta with Herbed Goat Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes recipe will quickly become a weeknight family favorite.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) garlic and herb-flavored goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
  • 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, halved (about 1 pint)
  • 2/3 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

Nutrition Information

  • calories 372
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 11.5 g
  • satfat 4.9 g
  • monofat 4 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 16.5 g
  • carbohydrate 51.8 g
  • fiber 2.5 g
  • cholesterol 17 mg
  • iron 3.1 mg
  • sodium 627 mg
  • calcium 75 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain; place in a large bowl. Add goat cheese, basil, salt, and pepper to pasta; stir until well blended.

  2. While pasta cooks, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add tomatoes; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add broth; cook 1 minute. Add tomato mixture to pasta mixture; toss gently to combine.

Cook's Notes

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