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Recipe: Penne Pasta With Roasted Vegetables in a Redwood Hill Goat Cheese & Spinach Sauce

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Penne Pasta with Roasted Vegetables in a Redwood Hill Goat Cheese and Spinach Sauce


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from Jesse McQuarrie of Feast Bistro, Santa Rosa, CA Serve this pasta in shallow, wide bowls with a big spoon to scoop up the earthy, creamy sauce. Recipe serves 4. Prep ahead for fastest assembly.


  • 1 lb. Penne pasta, boiled al dente, drained, cooled & tossed with a little oil to stop sticking
  • 8 oven-roasted baby artichokes, or small can artichoke hearts, drained very well
  • 2 roasted bell peppers, peeled & thickly sliced
  • 12 oven-roasted Crimini mushrooms, halved
  • 2 tbsp. Olive oil, in a large saute pan
  • 2 minced shallots and 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 cups Chardonnay or other white wine
  • 1 cup cream or half & half
  • 6 ounces Redwood Hill Farm Chevre
  • 1/2 bunch organic spinach cleaned, roots off
  • Garnish: 4 tbsp. Chopped fresh basil &/or parsley, 1/2 cup grated Asiago cheese, salt & pepper


  1. Put pot of water on to boil.
  2. Heat olive oil in pan; add artichokes, pepper, mushrooms, shallots and garlic, simmer 2 minutes.
  3. Add wine and reduce by half.
  4. Add cream and simmer, add chevre, stirring with wooden spoon.
  5. Lower cooked pasta and raw spinach into boiling water (only 10 seconds) and quickly drain.
  6. Toss gently with cream sauce, divide into 4 bowls and garnish.

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Comments (2)

  • Diane T Sanborn


    Need to find a Bechemel or Alfredo sauce that I can make with goat or sheep products.


    • Sharon Bice


      Hi Diane…yes, that would be really lovely. I will keep a lookout and be sure to post one if I find it (or develop one). My favorite easy-peasy quick sauce is to simply grate a well-aged California Crottin onto hot pasta, add a bit of olive oil and butter or half & half if you prefer, and mix in a warmed pot. A bit of pepper, dash of salt finishes this for me! Our Crottin has such complex flavors by the time it is well aged, only a small amount is needed so this is a nice, light sauce. Enjoy! ~Sharon


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