This goat cheese pasta is an easy and creamy pasta that is made with spinach, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, goat cheese, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and spices. This whole dish can be made in under an hour, and it’s beyond delicious!
This vegetarian baked goat cheese pasta is our spin on the viral “baked feta pasta” that went viral in Finland, and made the grocery stores in Finland run out of feta cheese.
This viral recipe is called #uunifetapasta and went viral in Finland by Liemessa and Tiiu.
This baked creamy goat cheese pasta is made with cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, fresh basil, baby spinach, mushrooms, balsamic vinegar, garlic, olive oil, and spices.
Goat cheese- use a block of goat cheese for this recipe. use your favorite brand and kind of goat cheese, most will work great.
Cherry tomatoes- use the best quality cherry tomatoes that you can find. Cherry grape tomatoes are extra flavorful, also cherry Roma tomatoes are very flavorful.
Baby spinach- we used baby spinach for this recipe, but regular spinach will work great as well.
Mushrooms- we used champignon mushrooms for this recipe, but you can use any of your favorite mushrooms.
Cooked pasta- we used Casarecce and Rotini pasta in this recipe, but you can use any kind of pasta that you’d like.
Balsamic vinegar- adds a delicious flavor.
Olive oil- we used extra virgin olive oil for this recipe.
Salt- we like to use kosher salt for this recipe.
Black pepper- for flavor.
Fresh basil- adding fresh basil makes this dish extra flavorful and it gives it a fresh aroma.
Dried oregano- we used dried oregano for this recipe.
Fresh garlic- use your favorite kind of fresh garlic.
If you like your pasta a little bit spicy, add ⅓ teaspoon of chili flakes/ red pepper flakes.
Step 1: Preheat an oven to 200c (400f). Add the cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, and garlic to an oven-friendly baking dish.
Step 2: Toss the cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic, and spinach with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and oregano.
Step 3: Add a block of goat cheese to the middle of the dish and place all the cherry tomatoes around it. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil on top of the block of goat cheese and sprinkle it with chili flakes and oregano.
Step 4: Bake in a preheated oven for 20-30 minutes or until the tomatoes are cooked through and the block of goat cheese is softened.
Step 5: Cook the pasta with a tablespoon of kosher salt. Wash it with cold water to prevent it from overcooking and set it aside.
Step 6: Remove the baking dish from the oven and mash the goat cheese block with a fork, then mix it with the tomatoes until a creamy sauce forms.
Step 7: Add the fresh basil and the cooked pasta, and mix well. Serve hot as a vegetarian dinner or as a side dish next to your favorite protein!
This can be solved easily when cooking the pasta, save some pasta water, and add it if needed.
A block of goat cheese is the ultimate way to make this recipe, although, crumbled goat cheese can work as well. Keep an eye on it when it’s in the oven, crumbled goat cheese burns faster.
We made this pasta dish with casarecce and Rotini pasta, but any kind of pasta is supposed to work great for this recipe. Try to use short pasta for the best results.
This Pasta will last for up to 3 days in the fridge, stored in an airtight container.
Serve this pasta dish at a picnic, barbecue, or party. This recipe fits any type of occasion. Serve this pasta dish next to your favorite protein, next to a grilled chicken, hamburger, tofu, etc.
serve it by itself! This goat cheese pasta bake is filled with fresh vegetables, carbs from the pasta, and healthy fats from olive oil. This recipe makes a perfect brunch, lunch, or dinner!
Pasta kinds- You can use any kind of your favorite pasta kinds and pasta shapes, like chickpea pasta, brown rice pasta, spinach pasta, quinoa pasta, etc.
Vegan- It is very easy to make this recipe vegan, simply replace the goat cheese with vegan goat cheese.
More pasta recipes:
Tiktok Baked Feta Pasta- This baked feta pasta is incredibly delicious and easy to make. This pasta dish went viral in Finland, and because of this recipe, the grocery stores in Finland ran out of feta cheese.
Easy Greek Pasta Salad- This creamy Greek pasta salad is out of this world.
This Greek pasta salad is perfect for any occasion, make with cooked pasta, fresh veggies, olives, and homemade Mediterranean Greek pasta salad dressing.
Spinach Pasta Salad- This Spinach Pasta Salad is made with fresh spinach, feta, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and freshly made pasta combined together with a simple homemade salad dressing that makes the perfect refreshing and filling summery pasta salad.
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Baked Goat Cheese Pasta Recipe
- 400 g Pasta
- ⅓ cup Olive oil
- 500 g Cherry tomatoes
- 100 g Mushrooms
- 1 cup Baby spinach
- 200 g Goat cheese
- ⅓ teaspoon Chili flakes
- ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon Black pepper
- 2 teaspoon Dried oregano
- 1 cup Fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
- 5 Garlic cloves
- preheat an oven to 200c (400f).
- Add the cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and spinach to an oven friendly baking dish.
- Toss the cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and spinach with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, black pepper, garlic, and oregano.
- Add a block of goat cheese in the middle of the dish and place all the cherry tomatoes around it.
- Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil on top of the block of goat cheese and sprinkle it with chili flakes and oregano.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 20-30 minutes or until the tomatoes are cooked through and the block of goat cheese is softened.
- Cook the pasta with a tablespoon of kosher salt.
- Remove the baking dish from the oven and mash the goat cheese block with a fork, then mix it with the tomatoes until a creamy sauce forms.
- Add the fresh basil and the cooked pasta, mix well.
- Serve hot as a dinner or lunch and enjoy!