Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lemony Goat Cheese Pasta

I spent the better part of the afternoon working in the yard and the garden. Four o'clock rolled around and I realized that I had yet to decide what was for dinner. The husband and the kids always ask what's for dinner upon arriving home. What to make, what to make?
I suddenly remembered a recipe in this months issue of Bon Appetit that consists of lemon, pasta, and goat cheese. Three of my very favorite foods, throw in some chicken and we have a quick and delicious weekday meal. ( you can even use the leftover chicken you have from last nights dinner!)
Lemony Goat Cheese Pasta
adapted from Bon Appetit May 2009
Serves 4
3 cups dried pasta ( rigatoni or penne)
6 ounces goat cheese
1/2 bunch of asparagus
1 cup cooked chicken
1 whole lemon
1 1/2 tsp. thyme
salt and pepper to taste
Roast asparagus in 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes until tender. Remove and set aside. Cook pasta according to directions. Drain and place back into pot. Crumble in all goat cheese into the pasta, slice lemon in half and add the juice of 1/2 a lemon. Stir to combine. Goat cheese should melt into pasta and become creamy.
Slice the roasted asparagus and chicken and add to pasta. Add the remaining ingredients, thyme, salt and pepper. Stir all ingredients together to combine.
Serve with lemon slices, and enjoy!!


Sweta said...

What a lovely pasta-looks great too :)

Chef E said...

How refreshing that looks, lemon and bread too...I love lemon on many things like pasta...beautiful photo!

Selba said...

It looks so delish.. :)

Anonymous said...

Very nice pasta with goat cheese and love the lemony flavors here.

Sippity Sup said...

What's not to love? It's a perfectly beautiful dish! GREG

Sara said...

Looks great! Goat cheese makes for such a rich and creamy sauce.

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds simple to mkae, so delicious and ultra refreshing. I have yet to try a lemon pasta, I have to change that!

Kim said...

Heaven on earth, this sounds so divine!

Tangled Noodle said...

This is one of those dishes that looks like you've spent hours concocting but whose beauty is totally in its simplicity! I love it and can't wait to make it!