Mac 'n' Goat Cheese

April 2009
Mac 'n' Goat Cheese

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 15 mins

  • 3/4 pound macaroni pasta
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 9 ounce bag  spinach
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 ounces goat cheese, broken into chunks
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  1. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water, and return to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until golden, about 4 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, spinach and the reserved pasta water and cook until heated through, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir into the pasta along with the goat cheese. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle the walnuts on top.
Tip Hot stuff
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper when cooking the garlic.