Creamy Goat Cheese and Shrimp Pasta

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Goat Cheese and Shrimp Pasta!! Summer might be officially over but seeing as how it’s still 90+ degrees in LA and other places around the states… we’re keeping it light today!

Creamy Goat Cheese and Shrimp Pasta

This isn’t just any pasta. It’s a light and creamy goat cheese coated pasta with shrimp, sautéed tomatoes and some broccoli that gets thrown into the food processor so its like a broccoli pesto. It’s so good. So good that I made it twice last week for us at home and back in the days of being a private chef, it was on the weekly rotation. It’s a hit. It’s light, clean and super flavorful. You could even throw in some chicken instead of shrimp if that’s more of your thing.

Check out some of my favorite Shrimp Recipes here:

  1. Avocado Shrimp Tostadas 

  2. Spanish Paella

  3. Summer Corn Risotto with Shrimp

  4. How to Cook Perfect Shrimp Every Time!

  5. Shrimp Scampi with Couscous

  6. Shrimp and Crab Seafood Rolls

  7. Arugula Pesto Pasta with Garlic Shrimp

  8. Avocado Shrimp Quinoa Bowl

  9. Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro Pesto

  10. The Ultimate Garlic Shrimp Scampi

Goat Cheese and Shrimp Pasta

5 from 2 votes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian


  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1 small yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 head of broccoli florets only, pulsed in a food processor until finely chopped
  • 5 ounces soft goat cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package directions until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water and drain pasta in a colander and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  • Add 2 tbsp of olive oil to a large skillet over medium high heat. Sprinkle the shrimp with salt and pepper and the zest and juice of 1 lemon. Transfer the seasoned shrimp to the hot oil and cook, 2 minutes on each side, until pink and fully cooked. Remove the shrimp from the skillet once cooked and set aside.
  • Place the remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil back into the skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion and tomatoes and sauté for 2-3 minutes until translucent and the tomatoes are slightly cooked.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the broccoli and sauté for 2-3 minutes until bright green. Add the goat cheese and 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water and stir to combine until you have a creamy consistency. Add more of the reserved water if needed to ensure a creamy consistency. Add the cooked pasta and the cooked shrimp and toss to combine.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.


  1. This is the first time I’ve ever been on your blog, and I’m greeted by THIS!? I am super excited to see the rest!!! 🙂 I can’t wait to make this pasta!!!

    1. I kinda stopped watching Grey’s after George died. Couldn’t deal with that. Do you think I should get the DVDs and continue watching? I’ve been thinking….

  2. GREYS!!!! SCANDAL!!!

    I can’t believe who died also. So sad and they ended… come on! Killing me!

    I LOVE Scandal. I love Guillermo! Huge celeb crush on him. Doesn’t matter he is gay… total crush on him! ha

  3. I watched ‘Grey’s’ too. I cannot believe who died! I am so sad about it.

    So, when in France, I highly suggest going to see Versailles. It’s amazing! It’s where Maria Antoinette lived and reigned. Enjoy the banquettes, croissants, fresh butter and as many “mom & pop” places as possible. Those are trult the best!

  4. A Grey’s loving, goat cheese loving, California girl on your way to France?? OMG…can you be my new best friend? 3 words while in France…Banana Nutella Crepe. I thought I wasn’t ever going to come back home after having one. Have a great trip, I can’t wait to try your recipe!!

  5. I have to catch up on all those shows tonight… with a glass of wine and hopefully this pasta! Ya, that would basically make tonight perfect! Have fun on all of your travels…

  6. My suggestions for France (I’ve only been to Paris, so they’re all in Paris) are Soupe a l’oignon at Au Pie du Cochon, and Berthillon ice cream (best ice cream in the world) on L’ile de Louis in the heart of Paris. Also go buy some local art at Place du Tertre and eat some Boeuf Bourguinon around the square! Of course, Laduree for macarons… Cafe de la Paix near the Paris Opera house if you’re feeling spendy/luxurious and want some delicious cafe viennoise! you’re going to have a BLAST! eat lots of camembert and pain au chocolat for me!!

  7. I will tell you, who cares about food! That Grey’s was incredible and I could not go to sleep afterwards. And Scandal is amazing! Shrimp and Goat cheese sounds good too.

  8. You had me at goat cheese! And yes, as we were discussing on twitter, the first 18 minutes had me bawling and bawling. I still don’t know why they killed you-know-who off. Maybe she got another job offer? I’m so annoyed about that. And dumbass you-know-who finally tells her how he feels as she’s dying. UGH!

  9. Could you possibly be any cuter (or luckier)? Hope you have a great trip. Be sure to keep us posted on all of your culinary travels! This month’s Bon App has lots of great tips for Paris. Lucky you!

  10. I made this last month and it was a huge hit! Of course I had to post about it because it was fabulous, and share it with my legions of adoring fans…okay, maaaaaaaayyyyyyyybe 4 faithful readers. But that’s beside the point. I, of course, linked back to you because I have to give credit where it’s due! Thanks for the recipe and keep ’em comin’! Cheers!

  11. Don’t miss this gallery tiny Le orangerie
    In lower level there us a circular room with a seat in the middle and walls surrounding were painted by Monet so you feel you are in a rowboat at Giverny! Enjoy

  12. 5 stars
    OMG!!! This was soooooo delicious!! If you love goat cheese do yourself a favor and make this ASAP! Especially if you have fresh tomatoes from the garden! Even delightful as leftovers!!

  13. 5 stars
    Very good late summer pasta. I have some left over that I will pair salmon with on the side tomorrow. Thanks for sharing

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