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Goat Cheese and Pesto Pasta



prep time:

20 mins

cook time:

10 mins

Total time:

30 mins




  • 1 box spaghetti, reserve 1/2 cup pasta water

  • Vermont Creamery Classic Goat Cheese

    10 oz

  • ½ cup pesto

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons basil, chopped

  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped

  • Salt &pepper to taste


  1. Cook spaghetti or other pasta to box directions
  2. When spaghetti is fully cooked, reserve 1/2 cup pasta water
  3. Drain pasta and set aside
  4. Put still-warmed pot back on stovetop with heat on low
  5. Combine goat cheese and pesto, stirring until just beginning to soften and melt
  6. Add pasta water and lemon juice, stir to combine,Add spaghetti and fold into goat cheese, mix to coat pasta,When ready to serve, sprinkle with basil, walnuts and season to taste