Rating: 4.52 stars
319 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 205
  • 4 star values: 82
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a quick, easy, and elegant dish. Serve as a main course with a good loaf of bread, or as a side dish.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente.

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  • Crumble goat cheese into a large serving bowl. Add arugula, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper.

  • Drain pasta, and toss with goat cheese mixture.

Nutrition Facts

317 calories; protein 11g; carbohydrates 29.7g; fat 17.8g; cholesterol 20.5mg; sodium 334mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (324)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2004
I thought this recipe was good. I give it 5 stars for being quick and easy to make and 3 stars for overall taste (4 stars overall). Next time I make it (and I will make it again)I will: (1) Sauté the garlic. I am a huge garlic fan but the fresh garlic taste in this recipe was overpowering and did not mix well with the other ingredients. I think the flavor would be better if it were sautéed for a few minutes. (2) Add a few more vegetables...perhaps mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes. You could even sauté the mushrooms and the garlic together. (3) Add some freshly grated parmesan cheese. The goat cheese was good but I think the added tang of some parmesan would be delicious. I re-heated this recipe the next day and it did not work well. It still tasted good, but it was not the same. This is not necessarily a bad thing though! A recipe like this, full of fresh ingredients, shouldn't be saved for leftovers. Overall, this was a very tasty dish...thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2011
Not to bad the pasta was a little dry not enough sauce for the. Dish I think. I would make this again and alter the amount of liquids a little. Read More
(5)
319 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 205
  • 4 star values: 82
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2004
I thought this recipe was good. I give it 5 stars for being quick and easy to make and 3 stars for overall taste (4 stars overall). Next time I make it (and I will make it again)I will: (1) Sauté the garlic. I am a huge garlic fan but the fresh garlic taste in this recipe was overpowering and did not mix well with the other ingredients. I think the flavor would be better if it were sautéed for a few minutes. (2) Add a few more vegetables...perhaps mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes. You could even sauté the mushrooms and the garlic together. (3) Add some freshly grated parmesan cheese. The goat cheese was good but I think the added tang of some parmesan would be delicious. I re-heated this recipe the next day and it did not work well. It still tasted good, but it was not the same. This is not necessarily a bad thing though! A recipe like this, full of fresh ingredients, shouldn't be saved for leftovers. Overall, this was a very tasty dish...thanks! Read More
(122)
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2008
I made some changes: added pine nuts sauteed garlic in olive oil first then added arugula until wilted and coated before adding to the rest of ingredients. We really enjoyed it. Very tasty and easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
I LOVE goat cheese, which is how I came across this recipe on the site. Frankly, I didn't even know what arugula was before making this dish. I enjoy trying new and interesting things though, so the arugula did not discourage me. I made it...and it is delicious! I wasn't sure what to expect of the final result because I haven't made many recipes where you mix a bunch of fresh, cold garden ingredients with hot pasta...but it works! Delightful! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2006
This was ok. As suggested by the other reviewers, I fried the garlic first. I found the end result to be a little bland. Parmesan cheese helped a lot. I think next time, I will use sun dried tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes, and maybe add grilled portabello mushrooms. Still, a great base recipe--Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2005
This made a fantastic summer meal! I used spinach instead of arugula added shrimp and chilled it overnight. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2006
Delicious. Sauteed the garlic in the olive oil along with about six sliced baby bella mushrooms. Poured that over the cheese and arugula and let it sit at room temp for about an hour. Tossed in a handfull of kalamata olives too. Very versatile recipe I think you could substitute a variety of ingredients depending on what you have on hand: artichokes sun-dried tomatoes even add shrimp or sausage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2005
I did not change a thing! I found Argula at the Wild Oats Store (popular chain) after going to 2 regular grocery stores. Goat cheese was easy to find..and I do not think it has the same taste as Feta. I would personally not substitute this. I love the sharper flavor! When I served it up...I thought it needed something and I sprinkled on about 1/2 cup of Parmesan and a bit of leftover Mozerella. This was half way through the meal and everyone liked it better with the additional cheeses! I added them to my recipe card. I love the ease and I will make it my way again and again! YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2011
Wonderful! Changed it a bit... I started by sauteing some red onion in some of the olive oil. I added baby spinach to the arugula for a total of 4 cups which I added to the onions to "wilt." I felt like I didn't have enough greens after that and added a little more spinach and about 2 more cups arugula to the pasta. My package of goat cheese was 4 oz so I was a little short on goat cheese - but I don't think it made a big difference. I did add maybe 1/2 cup shredded parmesan. And I used grape tomatoes. Will enjoy this for work dinners for the rest of the week! Yum! (Oh! I did not bother to chopped the greens... ) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2003
Very good and refreshingly light!! I adapted this according to my picky husband's taste -- used parmesan instead of goat cheese; sauteed arugula with garlic and whole grape tomatoes and added shrimp to complete the dish. I'll definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2011
Not to bad the pasta was a little dry not enough sauce for the. Dish I think. I would make this again and alter the amount of liquids a little. Read More
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