Angel Hair Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

It’s time for Potluck at I ♥ Cooking Club and I am bringing a dish from Giada De Laurentiis' cookbook, Everyday Pasta.

Angel Hair Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes with Goat Cheese is an easy meal to put together. Honestly, I had it on the table in under 18 minutes and that was because the pasta took 15 minutes to boil.

I don't know why I haven't had Giada's book out in a while. As I flipped through I found quite a few recipes I would like to prepare. Since we have issues with wheat now I made a substitution from the angel hair pasta to a wheat free pasta from Tinkyada.

The sauce comes out rich and thick with minimal time on the stove top. Usually I simmer a sauce for a long time but this combo is perfect for a fast meal.

Angel Hair Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese
from Everyday Pasta


1 8-oz jar of sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil. (Chop the tomatoes unless you buy the julienne cut)
1 small onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
¼ cup tomato paste
1 cup dry white wine
1 pound angel hair pasta (I used Tinkyada brand)
3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
Salt and pepper
3 to 4 ounces goat cheese (I used Ile de France)


Use roughly 3 tablespoons of the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes. Heat in a saucepan and add the onions. These will cook and get soft in 3 minutes. Add the garlic and stir for another 2 minutes or so. Add ¼ cup tomato paste and mix well. Add a cup of white wine and 8 ounces of sun-dried tomatoes. Let this simmer a bit until it reduces.

While this is simmering boil the pasta and get your table set. Once the pasta is in a bowl and sauced up, scoop out a generous helping of goat cheese and add to the pasta.

We had a small salad and a bottle of Sangiovese with this meal. Lovely pairing. This is a vegetarian meal but if you had to have some meat I’m sure some crumbled bacon or sausage would go well too. It was perfect all on it’s own though and I’m sorry to say there weren’t enough leftovers for lunch the next day.

This is my second book in the Cookbook Countdown hosted at Kitchen Flavours. Check out the other Potluck selections at IHCC.

Coming up will be some wine reviews, book talk and more on Nigel Slater.
Hope all is well in your world!


kitchen flavours said...

Hi Tina,
Delicious looking pasta! The sun-dried tomato sauce sounds so good.
I've cooked with Giada too for this week's potluck.
Thanks for sharing with CYB!

Debbie said...

It does look very good! You'll catch up to me in no time with your cookbook countdown! (I've been very slow lately)

Tina said...

Thank you Joyce. I was pleased to join in.

Debbie, I have another one for the countdown too but I won't be able to catch up with you :-) Thanks for letting me know about the CYB.

ostwestwind said...

Pasta always works in any combination in our family, I love the combination of tomatoes and goat cheese. I just visited a goat farm and bought some.

Zosia said...

That sauce sounds fantastic! Sun-dried tomatoes have such huge flavour but I've never thought of making a sauce from them.

Tina said...

Ohhhh...visiting a goat farm would be so much fun for me. I collect little goat figurines and love to see them. I don't know what it is but I have always liked goats.

Thanks, Zosia, it was a strong sauce though. Maybe I will use less next time.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

This looks wonderful, Tina. I love a dish that comes together in the time it takes to boil pasta. Actually Giada has so many of them, I don't know why I haven't delved into any of her books for ages either.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I need to pull out my Giada books again--especially Everyday Pasta. I don't know why I haven't made this recipe yet. So quick and easy and I loves me some goat cheese. ;-)

Tina said...

Sue, we have needed to get creative with the pastas sincey husband is wheat intolerant. Giada is heavy with pasta recipes, but we substitute gluten free. Love her recipes.

Deb, I love goat cheese too! Perks up any dish.

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