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Sun-Dried Tomato + Goat Cheese Pantry Sauce

Blogger Eva Amurri shares her recipe for Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Pantry Sauce

This recipe was originally published on June 15th, 2015, but since I received a number of requests during the Coronavirus outbreak for recipes using pantry staples, I decided to update and republish this recipe.

I love an easy weeknight meal, and pantry sauces are perfect for just that occasion! What’s a Pantry Sauce? It’s something that you cook when you forgot to buy groceries and you’re rummaging through your cupboards praying that you don’t have to eat peanut butter and jelly or cereal for dinner.  I came up with this one night in a bind and it’s become one of my go-to’s for dinner after a long day. You don’t stock the below items in your pantry? Well try this sauce and you will start! This serves two people but is easily doubled for company or leftovers. Feel free to replace the goat cheese with cream cheese. and add grilled chicken for an extra protein boost!

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Ingredients…

Blogger Eva Amurri shares her recipe for Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Pantry Sauce

Directions…
  1. Start by putting the pasta water on to boil. I always add four tablespoons of sea salt to the pot, but this is optional.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and onions and sautée until the onion is translucent.

  3. Then add the sun-dried tomatoes, stirring occasionally for about three more minutes.

  4. Next, lower the heat to low and add the log of goat cheese, breaking it up with the spoon. Stir until the goat cheese melts and becomes uniform with the rest of the sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper and turn the burner off.

  5. At this point, the water should be boiling in the pot so add the pasta. If the water boils while you are still doing the above steps for the sauce, add the pasta earlier.

  6. Cook pasta according to package directions, about 10 mins, until the pasta is al dente (soft but with a firm bite).

  7. BEFORE YOU DRAIN THE PASTA, reserve a cup of the cooking liquid and set aside.

  8. Drain the pasta and turn the flame back on medium-low under the sauce, and add half of the cup of cooking liquid, stirring as it heats in the pan and loosens the sauce into a more creamy consistency. This amount of cooking liquid should be enough to loosen the sauce but if you would like it looser just add more liquid little by little.

  9. Now, return the pasta to the pan with the sauce and toss to coat.

  10. Turn off the heat, and enjoy!

 

Blogger Eva Amurri shares her recipe for Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Pantry Sauce

Sun-Dried Tomato + Goat Cheese Pantry Sauce

What’s a Pantry Sauce? It’s something that you cook when you forgot to buy groceries and you’re rummaging through your cupboards praying that you don’t have to eat peanut butter and jelly or cereal for dinner.  I came up with this one night in a bind and it’s become one of my Go-To’s for dinner after a long day.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 853 kcal

Equipment

  • A Large Saucepan

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • Start by putting the pasta water on to boil. I always add four tablespoons of sea salt to the pot, but this is optional. 
  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and onions and sauté until the onion is translucent.
  • Then add the sun-dried tomatoes, stirring occasionally for about three more minutes.
  • Next, lower the heat to low and add the log of goat cheese, breaking it up with the spoon. Stir until the goat cheese melts and becomes uniform with the rest of the sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper and turn the burner off.
  • At this point, the water should be boiling in the pot so add the pasta. If the water boils while you are still doing the above steps for the sauce, add the pasta earlier.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, about 10 mins, until the pasta is al dente (soft but with a firm bite).
  • BEFORE YOU DRAIN THE PASTA, reserve a cup of the cooking liquid and set aside.
  • Drain the pasta and turn the flame back on medium-low under the sauce, and add half of the cup of cooking liquid, stirring as it heats in the pan and loosens the sauce into a more creamy consistency. This amount of cooking liquid should be enough to loosen the sauce but if you would like it looser just add more liquid little by little.
  • Now, return the pasta to the pan with the sauce and toss to coat.
  • Turn off the heat, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Sun-Dried Tomato + Goat Cheese Pantry Sauce
Amount Per Serving (8 oz)
Calories 853 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 290mg13%
Potassium 4166mg119%
Carbohydrates 151g50%
Fiber 18g75%
Sugar 47g52%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 988IU20%
Vitamin C 47mg57%
Calcium 160mg16%
Iron 12mg67%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Pasta
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10 Comments

  1. Laura says:

    Hello Eva!
    Thanks for sharing your recipe with us!
    I will try it, it looks delicious!
    How you try to put on it basil??
    xxxxx

    06.22.15 Reply
  2. Martini says:

    This looks yum, I’d add a few red pepper flakes, give it a kick.

    06.26.15 Reply
  3. Andra says:

    This looks delicious, but I’m not a goat cheese fan. What other type of cheese would melt/taste the same? Thank you for always sharing! 😘

    02.25.18 Reply
    • Chelsea says:

      Andra, wild creame cheese work? Might be bland. 🤷🏻‍♀️

      02.27.18 Reply
      • Chelsea says:

        Would cream cheese work (sorry, clumsy thumbsy on the first attempt)

        02.27.18 Reply
  4. Chelsea says:

    Made this tonight and loved it! Thanks for sharing!

    02.27.18 Reply
  5. Tyler says:

    I made this for me and my husband the other night and we had a friend over too. It was so delicious! This is officially now in my repertoire. I put it in the food processor and added a good bit more of the pasta water. Everyone loved it! Thanks for sharing, as always!

    03.02.18 Reply
  6. Chelsea says:

    Eva! This was delicious!!
    My 3.5 yr old and 1.5 yr old licked their plates clean. Huge win in our house. Xoxo

    03.05.18 Reply
  7. Susi says:

    After you mentioned this dish in your IG stories a couple of weeks ago, I looked it up here and it is a big hit with the kids. Even my picky husband loves is. We will be making it again tonight.
    Thanks Eva!

    04.10.18 Reply