Looking for an easy crowd-pleasing pasta dish? This Sherry Bow Tie Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Goat Cheese is all you need.
It’s versatility, relative ease, and sheer abundance are only half the reasons I love this vegetarian pasta recipe—the real magic lies in it’s complex flavor!
Sherry Bow Tie Pasta Tips and Tricks
Don’t Overcook Your Pasta
Follow the directions on the box to cook the pasta to al dente, and time yourself! We want it to lend the perfect texture in contrast to the silky goat cheese and soft roasted tomatoes.
Especially if you’re enjoying this dish cold, you’ll be glad you got that al dente bite.
Keep an Eye on Your Tomatoes
Everyone’s oven runs a little different. They should be done in just about 20 minutes, but check them after about 15. You’ll know they are done when the outer skin starts to wrinkle.
Green tip: I recommend lining your baking sheet with a reusable baking mat for easy cleanup. They’re perfectly nonstick and better for the environment!
Crumble Your Goat Cheese
Goat cheese packs a lot of punch with its unique flavor, and it compliments the sherry in this so well. It’s a little different from other cheeses in that it doesn’t melt the same. I like to crumble it into smaller dollops and add it to the pasta. That way you get a little bit of its explosive flavor in every bite.
Why You Make This Sherry Bow Tie Pasta
- It’s versatile. Eat it hot for dinner or cold as a perfect pasta salad side.
- It’s balanced. Sweetness from sherry, saltiness from goat cheese, bitterness from tomatoes, freshness from spinach, and nuttiness from walnuts. Everything you could ever want!
- It’s easy. Ten ingredients, half of which you probably already have in your pantry and no sifting, whisking, kneading, or grating. All you need is a couple of pots and an oven!
- It will feed you for days. My husband and I are known to have huge appetites and we STILL have leftovers.
- The textures are amazing. You get a burst of flavor from those roasted tomatoes, creaminess from the goat cheese, and crunch from the walnuts all in one dynamic bite.
- It’s vibrant. The colors pop making it a potluck dish you can be proud of.
- It’s adaptable. Sub in a plant-based cheese (I use Kite Hill Cream Cheese) to make it vegan, and omit the nuts for allergies.