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Penne with Goat Cheese and Basil

 
One serving costs about $0.48

$0.48 per serving

3 people like this recipe

3 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

12 vegetarian,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish
spoonacular Score:46%

Spoonacular Score: 46%

 

Penne with Goat Cheese and Basil might be just the side dish you are searching for. For 48 cents per serving, this recipe covers 5% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Watching your figure? This lacto ovo vegetarian recipe has 151 calories, 6g of protein, and 5g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 12. This recipe from Foodista has 3 fans. If you have penne pasta, olive oil, salt and pepper, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about about 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 45%. This score is solid. Penne with Treviso and Goat Cheese, Penne With Goat Cheese and Zucchini, and Roasted Tomato Penne with Goat Cheese are very similar to this recipe.

Ingredients

Servings:
12 oz
12 oz penne pasta
penne pasta
1 cup
1 cup basil leaves
basil leaves
4 oz
4 oz goat cheese
goat cheese
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
12 oz penne pasta
12 oz
penne pasta
1 cup basil leaves
1 cup
basil leaves
4 oz goat cheese
4 oz
goat cheese
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 Tbsps
olive oil
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper


Instructions

Cook pasta according to package directions Arrange basil leaves in a stack, roll like a cigar and proceed to cut crosswise. This technique is called chiffonade. Toss pasta with olive oil and goat cheese and let cool for a few minutes. Add basil, salt, and pepper, and then serve

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.48
Ingredient
12 ounces penne pasta
1 cup basil leaves
4 ounces goat cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
Price
$0.73
$0.94
$3.81
$0.33
$5.81

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

  • get more cooking tips
Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
151 Calories
5g Protein
4g Total Fat
21g Carbs
8% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
151
8%

Fat
4g
7%

  Saturated Fat
1g
11%

Carbohydrates
21g
7%

  Sugar
0.85g
1%

Cholesterol
4mg
1%

Sodium
52mg
2%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
5g
11%

Selenium
18µg
26%

Manganese
0.29mg
15%

Vitamin K
9µg
9%

Copper
0.16mg
8%

Phosphorus
78mg
8%

Magnesium
17mg
4%

Vitamin A
203IU
4%

Fiber
0.94g
4%

Iron
0.62mg
3%

Vitamin B6
0.07mg
3%

Zinc
0.5mg
3%

Vitamin B2
0.05mg
3%

Vitamin B3
0.54mg
3%

Vitamin E
0.4mg
3%

Calcium
22mg
2%

Vitamin B1
0.03mg
2%

Potassium
71mg
2%

Vitamin B5
0.19mg
2%

Folate
7µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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