I’ve been on a comfort food kick lately. Maybe it’s the anticipation of a new season upon us that constantly calls for warm and cozy comfort food. Perhaps it’s because comfort food is awesome anytime of the year. Whatever the reason, pasta is one of my favorite go-to comfort foods. I think this pasta dish is the ideal summertime comfort food because it’s light and fresh.
This pasta is coated with a no-cook herbed goat cheese “sauce” and accompanied with miniature tomatoes.
Pappardelle With Tomatoes And Herbed Goat Cheese Recipe
- 6 ounces of Pappardelle pasta (You can really use any kind of pasta you like.)
- 2 ounces soft goat cheese, room temperature
- zest of half a lemon
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (or the amount you get from the half a lemon you just zested)
- 1/2 tablespoon green onions, chopped
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 10 miniature heirloom tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Cook the Pappardelle pasta according to the directions on the box.
- Cut the tomatoes in half and set them aside.
- To make the herbed goat cheese, combine together the goat cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, chopped green onions, chopped basil, salt, pepper, and minced garlic.
- Drain the pasta and place into a bowl.
- Stir in the herbed goat cheese and sliced tomatoes.
- Plate each serving and then drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil on top of each plate.
Source: Tina’s Chic Corner
Garden fresh tomatoes are the bomb digity because they simply taste better than from anywhere else you can get them. When my co-worker gave me a batch from her garden, I wanted to use them in a way that would showcase their flavor by using them in their most raw form. Is this what people call “farm to table” eating?
The only ingredient you have cook here is the pasta. Hot stove for only a few minutes and then you’re back to the comfort of room temperature. This dish is very quick and easy to prepare and I’m loving that.
As soon as the pasta is done cooking, mix it up right away with the herbed goat cheese and the cheese will melt into a very light cream “sauce.” The heat from the pasta will soften the tomatoes a bit, but they still have a little crunch factor to them. The sweet tomatoes with the savory cheese is simply a superb combo.
If you don’t like goat cheese, you could use ricotta cheese instead. However, I think that the goat cheese gives this pasta much more flavor. (My hubby would rather it be the ricotta though.)
Labor Day is right around the corner and that usually marks the end of summer. The kids go back to school and we start planning for Halloween. (Can you believe some of the stores have Halloween decorations out already?!) I will say that I’m ready for pumpkin and apple pies, but I’m also still holding on to these last few summer days of summertime cuisine.
#comfortfoodrocks… Sorry, I’ve been slightly addicted to my new found Instagram account. 🙂
Here are some of my other summertime favorites.
Tomato and Herbed Goat Cheese Sandwich
So simple and so yummy! Just the way I like my pasta! I am definitely in a nesting mood as well. Fall is in the air but it’s still 85 in Seattle! Rain this weekend and this looks perfect!
Thanks Kathi! I hope you’re staying cool. 🙂
Tina, this looks like my favorite kind of comfort food–easy, filling, and homey!
Thanks Amy! 🙂
Those tomatoes look so beautiful! I love comfort food and really can never get enough of it. As the weather is beginning to change a bit I am so excited for fall foods.
I’m with ya…comfort food never gets old. 🙂
A herbed goat cheese kinda sauce?? Sold. This sounds amazing! The weather is just starting to get a little bit cooler here … and I’ve started to want comforting foods a little bit more too!
I’ve been a little obsessed with goat cheese lately. 😉
Yum! I really want to eat a lot of comfort food as well when the seasons change. This dish looks perfect. Herbed goat cheese is always a winner 😀
This looks awesome, my mouth is watering!
This is such a gorgeous end-of-summer pasta, Tina! Those super-fresh tomatoes look like the IDEAL accompaniment with all that gorgeous herbed goat cheese!
Thanks so much Sarah!
Tina… This is amazing. I love Pappardelle (although… how the heck does one pronounce pappardelle… ) I did a recipe similar to this in a kitchen I worked at a few years back, we added some smoked kangaroo. It was really delicious. Bring on the season change… Cant wait to thaw out, boy its been a chilly winter.
Hope you are well! Have a happy weekend. xo
Haha…I can only guess how to pronounce “pappardelle” and I’m sure I’m saying it wrong. I hope you get warm temperatures soon, my friend!
What a beautiful summer pasta dish! I could go for a bowl of this right now… for breakfast… bc I’m inpatient and want this NOW! hahaha
Haha, patience is not one of my virtues either!
Looks fab Tina! Love the beauty of tomatoes.
Have a great holiday weekend!
Thanks! I hope you are having a lovely long weekend. 🙂
You had me at ‘herbed goat cheese’, then with those plump, juicy tomatoes and pasta? This is a ‘yes’ dish all the way!
Right on! 🙂
I absolutely adore farm to table eating! And this pasta dish looks gorgeous. Yay for goat cheese and fresh tomatoes.
Enjoy your weekend, dear! xx
Oh yeah! xoxo