Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta with Spicy-Sweet Peppers & Shrimp Recipe -
Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta with Spicy-Sweet Peppers & Shrimp Recipe
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Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta with Spicy-Sweet Peppers & Shrimp

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"Our Pepperazzi™ peppers are a unique, sweet-and-spicy pepper from Peru--just the right complement to a mild, creamy sauce. We add baby spinach and juicy shrimp for a pasta dish brimming with both color and flavor."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for pasta.
  2. In a large saucepan, saute olive oil, garlic and Pepperazzi until golden, about 3 minutes. Add shrimp and saute for another 6 minutes until cooked through. Remove and discard garlic.
  3. Cook pasta for al dente texture, following package instructions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water.
  4. With a slotted spoon, remove peppers and shrimp from saucepan. Set aside. Using the remaining liquid, raise the heat to high and add wine to deglaze the pan. Add chicken stock and cook to reduce by half. Slowly introduce goat cheese, stirring until melted and smooth, about 2 minutes. Stir in butter to melt.
  5. Return peppers and shrimp to the pan. Add spinach. Cook together until spinach is tender, about 3 minutes. Add hot pasta and toss to combine. Stir in pasta water to loosen sauce, if desired. Salt and pepper to taste.
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Oct 30, 2011

This is what I made for dinner tonight. I didn't use peppers or spinach ( cause I didn't have any and was lazy about going to the store) I instead added fresh mushrooms, asparagus and some onion. IT WAS DELICIOUS!!!!

Nov 10, 2011

This is a great recipe - the only thing I changed is I used fresh linguine and added a bit more liquid - wine or pasta cooking water. All enjoyed this special dish.


11 Ratings

Jan 06, 2012

This dish is amazing! I added sauteed mushrooms and it was so delicious. The only thing I would change for next time is using anglehair pasta or linguine- also would ad some onion. This dish is amazing!

Dec 29, 2011

Brilliant! Fits all my criteria for a good meal. I didn't have any baby spinach on hand so omitted it and it was still wonderful! Will definitely make this again with the spinach. Definitely a keeper.

Apr 02, 2012

I had been looking for a recipe to incorporate these small, sweet & spicy red peppers. These yummy little peppers can be found at Whole Foods at the olive cart. Besides putting them on pizza, I was happy to find this recipe to use them in a different manner. This dish was bursting with flavor! As with others, I found the sauce would not have been enough for 6 servings. For 3 dinner portions, I only used 1/2 lb pasta, 3/4 lb shrimp and 1/2 cup chopped peppers...kept all the remaining measurements the same. Decided to use rainbow swiss chard instead of spinach since it was in season. Delicious!

Mar 11, 2012

This was amazing! I pretty much followed the exact recipe, except I only used 1/2 pound of shrimp because it was for 2 people. Some of the commenters suggested the recipe needed more liquid, but it was the perfect amount for 2-3 servings. I honestly can't imagine the liquid being enough for the listed 6 servings, though. Interesting twist: I served it over spaghetti squash instead, and it was amazing! Not to mention - much better for us! I will definitely being making this again - and soon. Also, I will add less butter next time...I don't think it really need a full tablespoon. Make...and make soon!

Mar 06, 2012

The only reason I rate this a 4 is because it needs more liquid. Even with the 1/2 cup of pasta water it still needs more. I would even cut back on the pasta, I made the whole pound of pasta but didn't use half of it because it would completely overpower the dish. I also added onions and the flavor was absolutely amazing! I will definitely be making this dish again!

Feb 25, 2012

This is a great tasting and quick meal. I would highly recommend this dish! I added more spinach and a few more garlic cloves.


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  • Calories
  • 540 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 74.5 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 135 mg
  • 45%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 26.3 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 377 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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