Pasta Salad with Goat Cheese

Pasta Salad with Goat Cheese

Here’s another great food marriage — pasta and cheese. And this Pasta Salad with Goat Cheese recipe tips the scales of pasta and cheese sophistication.

Whether you enjoy mac & cheese, spaghetti & parmesan, or a simple pasta salad like this one, it’s a great combination! And what I love about this Pasta Salad with Goat Cheese is it’s perfect for this time of year.

Pasta Salad with Goat Cheese

You can find a lot of these ingreidents in your own garden. I love finding recipes for my home-grown tomatoes and herbs.

Pasta Salad with Goat Cheese

I started by cooking 3 cups of rigatoni pasta. Rinse the pasta with cold water to stop it from cooking. While my pasta was cooking, I cut my grape tomatoes in half and chopped up my basil.

Pasta Salad with Goat Cheese

Then I added my tomatoes, basil and goat cheese.

Pasta Salad with Goat Cheese

Top this with olive oil and salt & pepper. Mix it all together!

Pasta Salad with Goat Cheese

And you are ready to serve! It’s that simple. This pairs nicely with something on the grill or just eat it by itself.

Pasta Salad with Goat Cheese

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 3 Cups Rigatoni pasta cooked & rinsed
  • 1 cup Grape Tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 cup Goat Cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh Basil chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper


  1. Follow directions and cook the pasta, drain and rinse with cold water
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the pasta, grape tomatoes, goat cheese and basil
  3. Add the olive oil, salt & pepper
  4. Mix together
  5. Serve

Recipe Notes

This is a great recipe to experiment with. Add whatever veggies you enjoy.


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  1. This looks really easy and really delicious! I’ve been looking for more ideas for work lunches and this one looks great! Also, anything with goat cheese is good enough for me lol

  2. This looks so good! I’ve never thought to put goat cheese in pasta salad but I bet it’s delicious! 🙂

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