creamy tomato and white bean pasta

your new go-to summer pasta — with 20+ grams of protein ☺️
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creamy tomato and white bean pasta

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creamy tomato and white bean pasta



  • 1 (4-ounce) log goat cheese
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 pints (20 ounces) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium zucchini, trimmed, quartered and sliced
  • 6 small cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • big pinch red pepper flakes
  • freshly-ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces protein pasta of choice (I love Barilla Protein + cellantani)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves


  • Heat the oven to 400°F. Set the goat cheese on the counter to come to room temperature.
  • Drizzle 2 tablespoons of the oil into a 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Add the tomatoes, zucchini, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, and several grinds black pepper and toss to coat. Do your best to arrange the tomatoes cut side up. Drizzle with remaining olive oil.
  • Roast until bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta in salted boiling water according to package directions.
  • Remove the baking dish from the oven, lightly mash tomatoes with a fork, add beans, and stir to combine. Return to oven for 5 minutes.
  • Add half the goat cheese and half the basil to the baking dish and stir until the goat cheese has melted and created a creamy sauce. Taste and season with more salt if needed.
  • Add the cooked pasta and toss to coat. Crumble in the rest of the goat cheese so you get little pockets in every bite.
  • Divide between bowls and top with remaining basil.
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen



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  1. 5 stars
    This looks so good! I’m planning on making it for dinner tonight. But I can’t see the print button either. I see “pin me” and ” share me”. I’m on my phone but I’ll have to try on my computer later.

    • Yes I’m so sorry! I belated realized the print option was only showing up on desktop. Working on getting that fixed ASAP. I hope you enjoyed the pasta!!

  2. 5 stars

    It would be great to have a print option. Yes, I actually print out recipes to share with my husband because he hates using a device in the kitchen. He stores all the recipes in a folder so he can re-use them.

    • 5 stars
      Hi Tricia! At the top of the recipe (right above the ingredients) you’ll see a pink “print me” button. Let me know if you’re having trouble finding it!