Healthy Balsamic Goat Cheese Tomato Sauce

Goat Cheese Balsamic Tomato Pasta Sauce

We have pasta night at least once a week in my house! I just love the comfort of it. I firmly believe enjoying pasta can be part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. Gone are the days for me when pasta was an indulgent and "forbidden" food and I am proud of that.

This new pasta sauce recipe is one of my faves yet! I am new-ish to making pasta sauce and I was inspired by the recipe my mom used to make for us as a kid. She used a secret ingredient that adds the most delish flavor. That is balsamic vinegar! I promise it's amazing. For this recipe, I used Inspired Organics whole canned tomatoes, olive oil, vegetable stock, balsamic vinegar, and whole wheat penne! Inspired Organics products are a staple in my home! They have an incredible selection of high quality, organic and delicious products. You can find them near you here

ALSO - this tomato sauce also doubles as a delicious SOUP! I actually was pleasantly surprised by that! I used an immersion blender to mix this, but a regular blender or food processor also works great! 

What you need for this recipe: 

  • Dry Pasta - I used Inspired Organics Whole Wheat Penne.
  • Olive Oil - The best taste! I used Inspired Organics. 
  • Yellow Onions - Sweet Onions work too.
  • Minced Garlic - Just for a little flavor 🙂
  • Canned Whole Tomatoes - I used Inspired Organics. Diced work too.
  • Vegetable Stock - You can use meat stock as well. Inspired Organics has lots of options.
  • Balsamic Vinegar - The not so secret - secret - ingredient.
  • Cream - this is optional. Milk works too. It makes the sauce so creamy and delish!
  • Goat Cheese - My fave in pasta dishes! 
  • Spices -Italian Seasoning, Sea Salt, Fresh Pepper
  • Toppings -fresh basil, more goat cheese, and chili flakes (if you like spice)

Goat Cheese Balsamic Tomato Sauce

This recipe makes 4 -5 servings. 

Prep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

Ingredients: 

 2 cups Dry Pasta
 2 tbsp Olive Oil
 1 Onion, Diced
 1 tsp Minced Garlic
 2 Cans Whole Tomatoes
 1 cup Stock (Vegetable, Chicken or Beef)
 ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar
 ¾ cup Heavy Cream / Half + Half / Whole Milk
 ½ cup Goat Cheese Crumbles
 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
 Fresh Basil Leaves
 Sea Salt + Pepper

Goat Cheese Balsamic Tomato Sauce

Directions:

1

Dice onion and set aside.

2

Heat up olive oil in a large pot. Add in onion, minced garlic and sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste. Mix and let cook for 5 minutes on medium-high. Mix frequently.

3

While onion and garlic are cooking, boil water for pasta in a separate pot.

4

In the saucepot, add both cans of whole tomatoes, vegetable stock (or any stock), cream, goat cheese, Italian seasoning, and balsamic vinegar. Mix everything well and set heat to medium.

5

Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to instructions.

6

When the sauce comes to a light simmer, reduce heat to low. Using an immersion blender, blend the sauce directly in the pot until it is as smooth as desired. I made mine mostly smooth with a few small chunks.

Note: You can also transfer to a regular blender or large food processor for this. If you do not have an immersion blender.

7

Mix sauce with noodles and top with chili flakes, more goat cheese, and chopped basil.

Store extra sauce in a large jar and keep in the fridge for 7 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Enjoy!!

Goat Cheese Balsamic Tomato Sauce


Thank you to Inspired Organics for partnering with me on the development of this recipe! I love working with brands that help me and my community champion a healthy (and delicious) lifestyle.


Healthy Balsamic Goat Cheese Pasta Sauce

Ingredients

 2 cups Dry Pasta
 2 tbsp Olive Oil
 1 Onion, Diced
 1 tsp Minced Garlic
 2 Cans Whole Tomatoes
 1 cup Stock (Vegetable, Chicken or Beef)
 ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar
 ¾ cup Heavy Cream / Half + Half / Whole Milk
 ½ cup Goat Cheese Crumbles
 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
 Fresh Basil Leaves
 Sea Salt + Pepper

Directions

1

Dice onion and set aside.

2

Heat up olive oil in a large pot. Add in onion, minced garlic and sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste. Mix and let cook for 5 minutes on medium-high. Mix frequently.

3

While onion and garlic are cooking, boil water for pasta in a separate pot.

4

In the saucepot, add both cans of whole tomatoes, vegetable stock (or any stock), cream, goat cheese, Italian seasoning, and balsamic vinegar. Mix everything well and set heat to medium.

5

Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to instructions.

6

When the sauce comes to a light simmer, reduce heat to low. Using an immersion blender, blend the sauce directly in the pot until it is as smooth as desired. I made mine mostly smooth with a few small chunks.

Note: You can also transfer to a regular blender or large food processor for this. If you do not have an immersion blender.

7

Mix sauce with noodles and top with chili flakes, more goat cheese, and chopped basil.

Store extra sauce in a large jar and keep in the fridge for 7 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Enjoy!!

Healthy Balsamic Goat Cheese Tomato Sauce

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