Goat Cheese and Garlic Penne

Amie Valpone

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016

Go for goat cheese if you want a lighter, healthier alternative to feta or ricotta in a pasta dish. In this meatless, gluten-free Goat Cheese and Garlic Penne, its sweet-tangy creaminess complements the rich flavor of fresh garlic and basil, while a sprinkling of pine nuts adds subtle crunch.

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Goat Cheese and Garlic Penne

Serves 4


12 oz. penne pasta
1-1/2 cups sun-dried tomatoes in oil, sliced
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
5 oz. soft goat cheese
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper


1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta; transfer to a large bowl.

2. Add remaining ingredients. Toss gently to combine.

3. Serve warm.

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of TheHealthyApple.com; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free “˜Clean’ recipes using whole foods. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food. Visit Amie on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest; she’d love to hear from you!