This was one of those ‘oh god what do I make for dinner I’m so hangry and need food now’ kind of meals. I looked in the fridge, saw a red pepper and the goats cheese and just put two and two together and it came out really good.
I’ve garnished this with some prosciutto but if you’re veggie you can just not put this in. If you are adding it, make sure just to add right at the end because any kind of heat makes the texture of the ham go a bit weird.
You could make this a bit lighter by using wholegrain pasta and switching the goats cheese for light cream cheese, but it probably won’t taste as good 😉
Sweet red pepper and goats cheese pasta
- About 75g soft goats cheese (I use this one from Lidl)
- 1 red bell pepper
- 4-5 cherry tomatoes
- Clove garlic
- Pasta of your choice (I like these tubey guys)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 200c. Take your pepper and tomatoes and garlic and chop roughly and place onto baking tray with a drizzle of oil. Put in the middle of the oven for a good 30 mins or so. If you’re short on time, you could just sauté on the hob, but I think roasting brings out the sweetness of the peppers.
Once roasted, combine garlic, tomatoes and peppers in a bowl and whizz up with a hand mixer (or food processor if you have one of those) until its roughly blended into a smoothish sauce.
Cook your pasta according to packet instructions. Stir in the sauce to the cooked pasta, along with the goats cheese, until it’s the right creaminess. If it doesn’t taste tomatoey enough (some cherry tomatoes can be really watery) then add a spoon of red pesto or some tomato paste.