This super easy and delicious pasta is ready in under 20 minutes and that makes it perfect for a quick weekday meal. Delicious with peas and goat cheese or use any vegetable you want.

vegetarian pasta with goat cheese

Vegetarian pasta with goat cheese and lemon

I see a flutter of wings when the magpie family lands on the windowsill right in front of my office window. It’s rainy and windy outside and they’ve taken the liberty to use our windowsill as a hide-out when it gets too wet in the trees. They are curious and I think the reflection in my window prevents them from seeing me the same way that I see them.

They have young ones too so I think there is a nest somewhere in our overgrown garden. Great place for birds to hang out, as it is usually very busy with the real tweets… 🙂 The parents feed the young right in front of me. I think a mere 50 centimeters separates them from me. Well that and a glass pane of course.

On occasion they peer inside and look me straight in the face, which never fails to make me laugh. They seriously look at me and as long as I don’t move too much they will stay there, staring at me, possibly wondering who that creature is sitting there…

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Senior cat

Two days ago the weather was a little better and Gizmo, our old and slightly senile cat was outside sitting on one of the lawnchairs. I hadn’t noticed she went outside until I heard the magpie’s going completely insane and making a noise that would have awoken the entire neighborhood.

Of course it was in the afternoon, so no one was sleeping. I got a little nervous and called Gizmo she had to come back inside (and believe me she actually listens when I tell her to come inside… Although I do think it is the only thing she listens too!) Magpies are fairly big and they sounded rather aggressive. An old cat would be an easy target! So better be safe than sorry. Now that I think about it; it could have been one of the neighbors cats that was lurking in the bushes as normally they don’t even react when Gizmo goes outside. As if they know she is old and slow. The sparrows will actually sit on the same chair Gizmo is lying in, teasing her…! Little buggers…

The reason I started talking about the magpies is because the weather has been lousy the last week meaning I had a lot of magpie visits on my windowsill. I am longing for long warm summer days and this vegetarian pasta with goat cheese would be gorgeous to eat on such a day. I ate it yesterday while a storm was howling around the house and the rain was making the garden look like a pond, so I can tell you from experience that it does taste equally well on a cold day… Quick and delicious!

Vegetarian pasta with goat cheese

Making the pasta

Now to make this vegetarian pasta is really super simple. You have to choose what kind of goat cheese you like. I used really old one here so that crumbles over the top. But you could also easily make this vegetarian pasta with a creamier goat cheese. If you do it will melt into the pasta making it super delicious.

Feel free to add a bit of extra lemon juice into the pasta when serving as well as some extra olive oil. That will make it even more delicious.

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Vegetarian pasta with goat cheese and lemon

Delicious and easy pasta for any week day meal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 people


  • 150 gr pasta of your choice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 150 gr frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp lemonzest
  • 1 tbsp lemonjuice
  • 60 gr goatcheese
  • 50 gr arugula
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts toasted


  • Bring salted water to the boil and cook your pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside
  • Heat a large frying pan with a bit of the oil and add the garlic for a minute or so. Add the frozen peas and heat them through on medium heat until cooked. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice and the pasta to the pan. Mix it all together.
  • Serve the pasta with the arugula, goat cheese and toasted pine nuts on top.
Course: Main
Cuisine: vegetarian
Keyword: goat cheese, lemon, pasta
Diet: vegetarian

Nutrition Information

Calories: 587kcal, Carbohydrates: 70g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 126mg, Potassium: 499mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 1480IU, Vitamin C: 41mg, Calcium: 125mg, Iron: 3mg


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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