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Tomato and goats cheese pasta in a silver skillet.

Creamy Goats Cheese Pasta Sauce with Beef

Creamy, rich and hearty, this goats cheese pasta is simple and easy to make for a tasty family meal. Made with simple ingredients, it's ready to serve in less than 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 553kcal


  • 9 ounces dried pasta (250g)
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 15 ounces lean ground beef (430g)
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 small onions (sliced)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 bell pepper (diced)
  • cups passata (600ml)
  • 4 ounces goats cheese (113g)


  • Cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to package instructions. Drain and set to one side.
  • As the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large skillet or pot on a medium high heat.
  • Season the beef with salt and pepper and add it to the hot skillet. Brown the ground beef, breaking it up with a spoon as you cook it.
  • Once browned, remove the beef from the skillet and let drain on kitchen paper.
  • Remove the excess oil from the skillet and place back on the heat.
  • Add the chopped onions, garlic and bell pepper to the skillet with a little salt and pepper and cook until softened.
  • Add the beef back to the skillet, along with the passata and goats cheese.
  • Stir together and bring the skillet to a simmer, breaking up the goats cheese and stirring it no the sauce as it heats up.
  • Once all the goats cheese has melted, add the cooked pasta to the sauce.
  • Stir to combine, heat through and serve.


  • Cook the pasta is salted water to add flavor right from the beginning.
  • Cook the pasta al dente. The pasta will continue to cook once you have drained it and when it's added back to the sauce.
  • Taste before serving and season with salt and pepper if required.


Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 1329mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2022IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 7mg