This Baked Goat Cheese Pasta is deliciously creamy and full of garlic flavor. This recipe is simple to prepare and ready in just 40 minutes. You will not be able to stop eating it, it is that good!
– 1 lb dried rigatoni pasta or pasta of choice – 2 cups cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes – 4 cloves garlic thinly sliced – 8 oz goat cheese – ¼ teaspoon kosher salt – ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper – ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes – ½ cup extra virgin olive oil – grated Parmesan cheese for garnish
Preheat the oven to 400° F. Place the tomatoes in an oven-safe baking dish. In the center of the tomatoes, place the log of goat cheese.
Sprinkle the garlic slices over the tomatoes. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
Pour the olive oil over the tomatoes and garlic.
Bake the mixture in the oven for 30-35 minutes, until the tomatoes have burst and the goat cheese is melted.
While the mixture is baking, cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. *Reserve ⅓ cup of pasta water, in case it is needed.
Stir the pasta into the cheese-tomato mixture. Toss to combine. Serve immediately with parmesan cheese and additional cracked black pepper, if desired.
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