Making Every Day Gourmet with Goat Cheese Pasta

What is it that takes a meal from good to next-level delish? The secret is high quality ingredients—like Laura Chenel goat cheese and farmers market produce. With some well-chosen ingredients on hand, an impressive gourmet dinner is just a few steps away.

As the saying goes, “Give someone a recipe, they eat well for a meal. Teach someone a few kitchen tricks, they eat well for a lifetime.” (Well… something like that.) In this case, we’re sharing some techniques and ingredient swaps that will help you enjoy these three epicurean pasta recipes again and again.

Here are some of our favorite methods—and recipes—to get you started. 

Spring Veggie Sheet Pan Gnocchi

Whip up an undeniably satisfying gnocchi dish using only a single sheet pan. Seasonal vegetables add brightness alongside the crispy, chewy pasta. Melted goat cheese and a sprinkle of herbs create the creamy sauce that brings the whole dish together.

Technique: Roast everything with goat cheese.

Make it your own: While our recipe calls for broccolini, tomatoes, red onions, garlic, and thyme try it with other fun flavor combinations like:

  • Asparagus, tomatoes, garlic, and chives

  • Kalamata olives, tomatoes, eggplant, and red onions

  • Mushrooms, scallions, shallot, and rosemary

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Black Truffle Marinated Rigatoni

Flavor-packed truffle-marinated olive oil is the secret ingredient to prepare a sauce full of umami. Mixed with decadent goat cheese, earthy mushrooms and asparagus, rigatoni is the ideal noodle to capture all the deliciousness within its ridges.

Technique: Marinated olive oil adds extra flavor

Make it your own: This recipe uses our Truffle Marinated Goat Cheese with sauteed mushrooms and shallot, asparagus, and parsley. Some other ideas include:

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Dill Chabis Pesto & Pea Spaghetti

Pesto is perfect for nights you’re craving something vibrant, creamy and slightly nutty. Combining the freshness of dill, mint, pistachio and goat cheese makes for a sauce you can use on pasta, sandwiches, or as a dip! Once mixed with spaghetti and peas, twirl onto a fork to get a full taste of springtime.

Technique: Simple goat cheese & veggie pesto

Make it your own: This pesto blends Laura Chenel Dill Chabis with dill, mint, spinach, and pistachios. To change it up, try:

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