This creamy pasta recipe is made with canned tomatoes and goat cheese for a simple sauce that tastes rich and luxurious but it comes together quickly.

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I love goat cheese and ever since I started making this Goat Cheese Dip, I’ve been thinking about how tasty it would be to turn it into a pasta sauce. It was surprisingly easy to make a delicious sauce with just a handful of ingredients and I love how this turned out! Goat cheese makes this sauce incredibly rich and creamy without the need for any actual cream. If you’re looking for another tasty 15 minute pasta recipe, try this try this sun-dried tomato pasta recipe!


  • Canned tomatoes– I recommend using whole canned San Marzano tomatoes. It’s really important to use a high-quality tomato. I’ve tested this with the “cheap” crushed tomatoes and it wasn’t nearly as good. With simple recipes, it’s critical to use really good ingredients.
  • Garlic– I love garlic so I used quite a few fresh cloves.
  • Olive oil– A little olive oil really enhances the overall flavor of the sauce.
  • Oregano– I love a pinch of dried oregano but you could use Italian Seasoning instead.
  • Goat cheese– Again, high-quality goat cheese is really important to add flavor to this sauce.

This recipe makes about 2 1/2 cups of sauce, which for us, was perfect for 8-ounces of pasta. But you can double the recipe if you want to make a larger batch.

Goat Cheese Sauce Shortcut

If you want to skip making your own sauce, you can use storebought pasta sauce. Simply combine 20-ounces of marinara sauce with 4-ounces goat cheese. I’ve used Rao’s Tomato Basil and Barilla’s Tomato Basil Vero Gusto sauce and both work incredibly well in this recipe. It’s an easy trick that works great when you’re short on time!

How to Make Goat Cheese Pasta