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.
Servings 4 servings
- 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)
- 2½ 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