This Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta with Asparagus and Peas is one of my go-to spring and summer pasta dishes.
I have GoGo, my wonderful mother-in-law, made a version of this dish for Easter earlier this year and we all loved the flavors. With inspiration from her meal, I’ve made my own rendition at home.
Filled with creamy goat cheese, asparagus, peas, and fresh herbs like tarragon and chives, this simple meal comes together easily but packs a lot of flavor! It’s bright, creamy, and oh-so-satisfying! I know this Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta with Asparagus and Peas will be a hit in your kitchens.
Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta with Asparagus and Peas
- 12 ounces curly pasta I use trottole or fusilli, sub gluten-free pasta
- 2 cups frozen peas
- 1 bunch of asparagus woody ends removed, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup loosely chopped shallot about 1 large shallot
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional, more for serving
- ½ cup dry white wine
- ¼ cup chopped fresh tarragon leaves more for serving
- ¼ cup chopped fresh chives more for serving
- 6 ounces goat cheese see note
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add the pasta and plenty of salt (I use 1 tablespoon) and cook until almost al dente, 2 minutes less than the package directions. For the final two minutes, add the peas and asparagus and continue to boil until the pasta is al dente and vegetables are tender.
- Reserve 1 cup of pasta water then drain and set aside.
- In the same pot, reduce the heat to medium and add the butter and oil. Once the butter has melted, add the shallot, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring, until shallot is tender, about 2 minutes.
- Add the wine, tarragon, and chives to the skillet. Continue to cook, stirring, until the wine has reduced by half, about 2 minutes.
- Add the goat cheese, ¼ cup pasta water, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir until the cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth.
- Remove the pot from heat and add the pasta and vegetable mixture. Toss to combine, adding an additional ¼ cup of pasta water as needed.
- Top with additional herbs and red pepper flakes as desired.
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