Get your hands on some of the best goat cheese you can find and make this easy and delicious recipe for shrimp, tomato and basil linguine with goat cheese rounds! Simple little toasted goat cheese rounds take this pasta recipe from regular to elegant in two shakes of a goat’s tail.
Okay, here’s the best thing about this recipe for shrimp, tomato and basil linguine with goat cheese rounds. See that circle of cheese right above the shrimp? The one with the brown crunchy edge? That, my friends, is a warm, crunchy on the outside, creamy on the inside, little circle of goat cheese that has been dusted in bread crumbs, baked in the oven just until it is soft and wonderful, and then tucked into the middle of this pasta dish.
So when you cut into it it falls apart easily and bits of warm goat cheese get all tangled up in the pasta as you twirl it around your fork….I got lost in a pasta dream for a second. Ready for some goat cheese deliciousness? Let’s make it!
The other thing I love about sharing this recipe with you is that once again, I get to share the best picture I have ever take of a group of goats (and yes, I’ve taken multiple goat pictures in my day. Not kidding.)
I mean, tell me they aren’t smiling for the camera? AND THOSE EARS. These goats live at Hildene in Manchester, Vermont, and they make the best goat cheese I’ve ever had. And if you can’t make it to Hildene to pick some up, see if you can find goat cheese from Vermont Creamery – theirs is scrumptious too.
Get some goat cheese and make this easy and delicious recipe for shrimp, tomato and basil linguine with goat cheese rounds! Simple little goat cheese rounds take this pasta recipe from regular to elegant. #recipeAnyway, this is a lovely, quick dinner that is great for both a weekend night or a special dinner for friends and family. The sauce is a speedy one made with fresh tomatoes, onion, and shrimp. The goat cheese rounds cook up in a snap in your oven. All you have left to do then is cook up some linguine, toss it with the sauce and some fresh basil, pop a warm goat cheese round on each one, and there you have it.
Elegant, easy, goat-cheesy perfection.Print
- 1 slice white bread
- 10 ounces linguine
- 1 4 ounce package log-shaped goat cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 3 cups chopped plum tomatoes
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced basil or little basil leaves
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Pulse bread in food processor to fine crumbs. Spread on baking sheet and bake until golden, about 10 minutes. Transfer to plate and let cool.
- Cook linguine according to package directions. Scoop out a cup of pasta water before you drain it, then drain and set aside.
- Slice goat cheese into 4 rounds. Press each round into crumbs until coated. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute for 5 minutes. Stir in tomato, wine and pepper and cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add shrimp and salt, cook 4 more minutes or until shrimp are done.
- Add cooked pasta and basil to tomato sauce and toss to combine.
- Divide pasta mixture among plates, top each with a goat cheese round and serve!
Updated and improved from a previous Framed Cooks post!
Hi there! I’m Kate, and I’m a recipe writer, food photographer and devoted bacon lover. I started Framed Cooks in 2009, and my mission is to create and share family-friendly recipes that make cooking both easy and fun…yes, I said FUN! My kitchen is my happy place, and I want yours to be that place too. And if you make this recipe, I would love you to tag @FramedCooks on Instagram so I can see the deliciousness!