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Penne with Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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The fresh, tangy flavor of goat cheese complements the sweet taste of sun-dried tomatoes in this creamy sauce. Goat cheese has less fat and cholesterol than other cheeses.

Preparation facts

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


1/4 cup (40g) sun-dried tomatoes

1 3-ounce (85g) log goat cheese*

2 cloves garlic minced

1/2 tsp (2g) freshly ground black pepper

2 cups (150g) arugula or watercress, stems removed

1 lb (455g) penne pasta

2 Tbs (20g) toasted pine nuts (optional)


Pour 1/2 cup (120mL) of boiling water over sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl. Cover and let stand 15 minutes until tomatoes soften. Drain tomatoes, reserving soaking liquid.

Chop tomatoes and combine with crumbled goat cheese, garlic and pepper in a food processor or blender. Puree 30 seconds then add liquid from tomatoes. Puree another 30 seconds.

Cook penne according to package directions. Rinse and drain well. Toss with sauce, arugula and pine nuts.

* Allergy notes: The egg protein lysozyme is an unlabeled additive in some cheeses. People allergic to eggs should eliminate any cheese in this recipe.

Nutrition facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Calories 511
Calories from Fat 76 (15%)
% Daily Value*
13%Total Fat 8g
17%Saturated Fat 3.4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.4g
3%Cholesterol 10mg
4%Sodium 100mg
5%Potassium 185mg
29%Total Carbohydrate 86g
19%Dietary Fiber 4.8g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
39%Protein 19g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.
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