Capricorn Challenge – Pasta with Goats Cheese

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I think goats cheese is my new favourite ingredient. Apart from being particularly tasty on its own, it also seems to elevate mid-week dinners to a new level. This time I used it alongside a jar of Sacla Tomato and Mascarpone stir-in pasta sauce to turn a pretty normal pasta dish into something creamy and even more delicious.

Capricorn Somerset Goats Cheese

Splodz’s Pasta with Goats Cheese

We eat a fair amount of pasta in our hours. It’s quick to cook (especially the fresh stuff I used for this dish – four minutes in boiling water) and you can combine it with all sorts of ingredients to make it the star of the meal or just a side.

Pasta with Goats Cheese Ingredients


  • Bag of pappardelle pasta
  • Cubed pancetta
  • One yellow and one green pepper, diced
  • Several mushrooms, diced
  • Jar of Sacla Tomato and Mascarpone Sauce
  • Half a Capricorn Somerset Goats Cheese, sliced
Pasta with Goats Cheese Pancetta and Veg


  • Fry the pancetta briefly in a teeny bit of oil, add the pepper and mushrooms and fry until hot (but not too much or the colours start to dull – a wise lady once told me a colourful meal is a healthy meal!).
  • Cook the pasta – the pappardelle I used took four minutes. Drain.
  • Heat the pasta sauce and add the pasta, stir through until coated.
  • To serve put the coated pasta in a bowl, top with the pancetta and veg mix, add slices of goats cheese and allow to melt over the pasta.

Pasta with Goats Cheese

So quick and simple, this meal went down a treat. I liked having the goats cheese just on the top of the pasta – as I ate it gradually melted through and got mixed in with the pasta sauce and veg. Totally yummy.

My other half told me he’d prefer “smaller pasta” – the pappardelle I used (from the hamper Ethel sent me) was wide and long, like ribbon. I liked this as it was different to what I normally buy. I’d say this would (obviously) work with any kind of pasta – as long as you get a decent enough coating from the sauce and cheese. In fact I reckon you could top pretty much any pasta dish with goats cheese.

Check out my other Capricorn Challenge recipes – Chicken and Goats Cheese Risotto / Chicken Wrapped in Goats Cheese and Bacon / Pizza

Disclaimer: Ethel the Goat sent me a hamper of ingredients, including some Capricorn Somerset Goats Cheese, so that I could take part in the Capricorn Challenge. I used the ingredients along with things I already had to create this recipe. I have not been told what to write and I have been no less honest as a result. 

  1. Cheryl

    Ooh I have a jar of that pasta sauce in the cupboard – I’ll have to try out your recipe 🙂 I’d never have thought of adding goat’s cheese to it

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