This pungent garlic, basil, and tomato sauce will delight the senses. The goat cheese is the perfect creamy complement to an already delightful dish!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • In a blender or food processor, blend the diced tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil, and pepper just until chunky.

  • In a bowl, gently toss the cooked pasta and tomato mixture. Sprinkle lemon juice over the pasta and top with goat cheese just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

297.1 calories; 11 g protein; 47.2 g carbohydrates; 6.5 mg cholesterol; 305.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2006
This was excellent! I've made it twice in one week and both times it was gobbled up. Very light pasta dish for summer. Even my dad who has to have meat loved it and asked for more! Angel hair and thin spaghetti can also be used. Didn't have goat cheese the second time around and it was fine but will definitely use it in the future as it does give the dish an extra unique taste. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/02/2010
As other reviewers have noted this recipe is fairly lacking in flavor apart from that contributed by the goat cheese. However it is a good base for experimentation. On a whim I sauteed some onion and red bell pepper with olive oil and red wine vinegar then added that to the mix. The flavors complemented each other very well once there was a sweeter element introduced. Overall - good but not great. Read More
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42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2006
This was excellent! I've made it twice in one week and both times it was gobbled up. Very light pasta dish for summer. Even my dad who has to have meat loved it and asked for more! Angel hair and thin spaghetti can also be used. Didn't have goat cheese the second time around and it was fine but will definitely use it in the future as it does give the dish an extra unique taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2006
This was excellent! I've made it twice in one week and both times it was gobbled up. Very light pasta dish for summer. Even my dad who has to have meat loved it and asked for more! Angel hair and thin spaghetti can also be used. Didn't have goat cheese the second time around and it was fine but will definitely use it in the future as it does give the dish an extra unique taste. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/01/2010
As other reviewers have noted this recipe is fairly lacking in flavor apart from that contributed by the goat cheese. However it is a good base for experimentation. On a whim I sauteed some onion and red bell pepper with olive oil and red wine vinegar then added that to the mix. The flavors complemented each other very well once there was a sweeter element introduced. Overall - good but not great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
This was really delicious - definitely a keeper for me! I mixed the lemon and goat cheese up with everything rather than just leaving it on top and it was really tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2008
Fantastic meal that requires minimal time to make. My wife was more than pleased to see this sitting on the table when she got home from work. It goes great with a Red Wine! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2011
Wow this was delicious! I skipped the blender step because we like our sauce chunky. The goat cheese makes this dish delicious do not skip it or replace it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2007
excellent recipe definately a keeper Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2010
Delicious and simple. We are big goat cheese fans so that was the icing on the cake. Nice for a busy weeknight dinner Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2010
Found the sauce to be lacking in flavour. We used a goat cheese rolled in herbs and really enjoyed the strong flavour of it. Would NOT use mozzarella or cheddar as then the dish would have no flavour at all. Preferred the cheese crumbled on top versus mixed into the pasta. Will try again but perhaps with a store bought sauce. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/12/2008
My family didn't care for this recipe. It was easy to make but the lemon and goat cheese were overwhelming. I will probably not make this again. Read More
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