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Simple Shallot, Sugar Snap Pea, Goat Cheese Pasta

marni | simplegraytshirt
This simple shallot, sugar snap peas, goat cheese pasta dish one to keep in heavy rotation especially now that spring is here!  
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 417 kcal


  • 12 oz of pasta any shape will do, but we like shells and bowties
  • 3 TB olive oil divided
  • 2 shallots sliced thin
  • ¼ tsp of salt or more to taste
  • 12 oz sugar snap peas
  • 3 TB butter
  • 2 cubes frozen garlic or 2 cloves finely minced
  • 5 oz goat cheese
  • Lemon optional


  • Fill a pot with water for the pasta and set it to boil on the stove
  • In the meantime, add 1 TB olive oil to a large nonstick pan and set on medium high heat.
  • Once hot, add the sugar snap peas and let cook until the sugar snap peas become blistered (a bit charred) on one side.  Put them on a plate to rest.
  • In the same pan, add 2 TB olive oil and reduce heat to medium low.
  • Add the sliced shallots and salt, stir for a minute.
  • Cover the shallots and let them cook, stirring every few minutes so they don’t stick or burn.  
  • Once the shallots start caramelizing, add the pasta to the already boiling water
  • Add the garlic and butter into the pan with the shallots and let cook for a minute.  
  • Add the blistered sugar snap peas to the same pan
  • When the pasta is done cooking, reserve 1 cup cooking liquid, then add the cook pasta into the pan with other ingredients and stir them together.
  • Crumble the goat cheese over the pasta and add a bit of pasta cooking liquid to the pan to create a sauce (you decide how saucy you want it).
  • Taste then season with salt as needed.
  • I like to squeeze a bit of lemon of the top of mine, but it’s totally optional.  For a little extra heat, sprinkle with red pepper flakes.


Calories: 417kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 14gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 241mgPotassium: 274mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1038IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 3mg
Keyword cheesy pasta, easy pasta recipe, spring pasta
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