Penne with Rocket and Goats Cheese

    25 minutes

    This is a beautiful combination of rocket, tomatoes and goats cheese. It's very quick and easy to make and a great light summer dinner.

    226 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 160g goats cheese
    • 2 cups coarsely chopped rocket, stems included
    • 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 125g penne pasta

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente.
    2. Crumble goats cheese into a large serving bowl. Add rocket, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, garlic and salt and pepper.
    3. Drain pasta and toss with goat cheese mixture.

    Recently Viewed

    Reviews and Ratings
    Global Ratings:

    Reviews in English (220)


    I thought this recipe was good. I give it 5 stars for being quick and easy to make and 3 stars for overall taste (4 stars overall). Next time I make it (and I will make it again)I will: (1) Sauté the garlic. I am a huge garlic fan but the fresh garlic taste in this recipe was overpowering and did not mix well with the other ingredients. I think the flavor would be better if it were sautéed for a few minutes. (2) Add a few more vegetables...perhaps mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes. You could even sauté the mushrooms and the garlic together. (3) Add some freshly grated parmesan cheese. The goat cheese was good but I think the added tang of some parmesan would be delicious. I re-heated this recipe the next day and it did not work well. It still tasted good, but it was not the same. This is not necessarily a bad thing though! A recipe like this, full of fresh ingredients, shouldn't be saved for leftovers. Overall, this was a very tasty dish...thanks!  -  26 Nov 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made some changes: added pine nuts sauteed garlic in olive oil first, then added arugula until wilted and coated, before adding to the rest of ingredients. We really enjoyed it. Very tasty, and easy.  -  29 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I LOVE goat cheese, which is how I came across this recipe on the site. Frankly, I didn't even know what arugula was before making this dish. I enjoy trying new and interesting things though, so the arugula did not discourage me. I made it...and it is delicious! I wasn't sure what to expect of the final result because I haven't made many recipes where you mix a bunch of fresh, cold garden ingredients with hot pasta...but it works! Delightful!  -  07 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)