Quick goat’s cheese and broccoli pasta

Quick goat’s cheese and broccoli pasta
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Hands-on time 15 min

A quick and easy pasta recipe that’s made with crumbly goat’s cheese, broccoli, pine nuts and a little chilli kick that’s on the table in only 15 minutes.


  • 300g penne
  • 250g tenderstem broccoli
  • 3 bsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 red chilli, finely sliced
  • 4 tbsp dried breadcrumbs
  • 150g soft goat’s cheese, cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts


  1. Cook the in a large pan of salted boiling water for 8-9 minutes, until al dente. Meanwhile, toss the tenderstem broccoli in 1 tbsp olive oil and some seasoning.
  2. Heat a griddle pan until hot and add the broccoli and griddle for 6 minutes, until charred, then add a splash of water and cook for 1-2 minutes or until tender. Heat the remaining olive oil in a pan and fry the garlic and chilli for 1 minute.
  3. Add the dried breadcrumbs and fry for a further 3 minutes, until golden and crisp. Drain the pasta, reserving 1 tbsp cooking water, and toss both with the broccoli and chilli breadcrumbs.
  4. Add the goat’s cheese and 2 tbsp pine nuts. Drizzle over a little olive oil to serve.

delicious. tips

  1. You can vary the greens in this dish – use griddled courgettes or curly kale.


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