Pasta with Herbed Goat Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes

Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
This Pasta with Herbed Goat Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes recipe will quickly become a weeknight family favorite.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)

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Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

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.

Note:

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Robin Vitetta-Miller,

July 2002