Last Nights Dinner

Farfalle with Tomato-Goat Cheese Cream Sauce

Dinners have to be sort of quick these days. I don’t really have time any more to spend hours cooking something. Rowan just wont play by herself that long, so I am always on the look out for quick, easy and delicious meals. I love my subscription to Vegetarian Times. They always rescue me with good recipes. This recipe came out of the October 2010 Issue. It was very good and I definitely make again sometime soon.

Box of Farfalle ( I used a whole wheat kind)
1 cup frozen peas
2 Tbsp. pine nuts (I ended up using more)
1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/4 cups of a creamy tomato soup (I used the v8 brand)
1/4 cup of half and half
2 Tbsp. dry white wine
6 Tbsp. of creamy goat cheese

1. Cook Pasta as normal. Adding peas to the water about 3 mins before pasta is ready to be strained.
2. While pasta is cooking, roast pine nuts over medium heat in another pan until toasted and fragrant. Transfer to plate and set aside.
3. In same pan saute garlic with olive oil for a min. Then stir in soup, half and half and wine. Bring to a brisk simmer. Reduce heat and gently simmer for about 3 mins or until sauce starts to thicken.
4. Add cheese. Stir while it melts into sauce.
5. Season with salt and pepper.
6. Once pasta is done, drain with peas and then toss all together and add pine nuts.

  1. Wow! That looks tasty! I’ll have to save this and make it sometime soon.


  2. Yum, yum! I love tomato soup but have never thought of using it to make a pasta sauce, great idea.


  3. mmmmmm that looks delicious! I need to try this….


  4. Oh yum! You had me at goat cheese. I’m going to try this tonight.

  5. that looks delicious! definitely going on my “to make” list.

  6. I guess I’m going to make it tonight! Thanks!

  7. Super YUM.

    I love all your vegetarian recipes!

  8. I always use more pine nuts than the recipe says – they’re too good to be skimpy 🙂
    BTW, have you seen the baby food section on my fav food blog? may be a source of inspiration when Rowan is a bit older.

  9. Looks yummy! I got a “Clean Eating” subscription last year – they have GREAT recipes that are very often vegetarian, quick, and healthy.

  10. That looks really good! 🙂

  11. yummm, can’t wait to try this!

  12. This looks delicious! I love goat cheese AND tomato cream sauces, so together? Brilliant!

  13. That looks and sounds amazing!

  14. Looks so good!

  15. Oh this sounds (and looks) lovely! I’ve never tried goats cheese before so I might have to give it a go! 🙂

  16. I concur and think that the mixture of goat cheese, and tomato soup is delicious!!! I think I will try this one at home. I’m finding that pasta dishes are the most quick dishes to make too.

  17. I am so bookmarking this recipe…it sounds delicious!

  18. […] saluerait toujours les mêmes collègues le matin pour discuter de tout et de rien et de leur souper de la veille. C’est également une façon de découvrir des gens avec qui je partage des intérêts (rien […]

  19. Cheryl P. •

    I made this night before last for dinner, only I substituted green beans for peas. It was delicious, and my picky 16 yo daughter loved it and even invited her best friend over to have some with us. Definitely splurge a little more on the pine nuts. They really set it off. Thank you for a delicious recipe that will be a keeper in our semi-vegetarian home. 🙂

  20. I made this tonight for myself and loved it. No one else in my family will eat stuff like this, so sometimes I cook for me and they get mac and cheese. 🙂

    I’ve loved reading about your experiences as a new mom. My oldest is six and a half now! And, when I read your descriptions, I can still so vividly remember what it was like adjusting to life as a mom. Then readjusting. Then adjusting a little more. Thanks for triggering those memories.

  21. Just made this tonight and it was delicious!!! I will for sure be making it again. Thanks so much for sharing!

  22. Curious how many servings this was – and how big was your box of pasta?

  23. Loved it! Subed with edamame beans & different pasta. Super delish

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