Creamy Goat Cheese and Asparagus Farfalle

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe was given to me by my friend Gail. I believe she said she obtained it from Food and Wine Magazine. It is a lovely pasta dish that is both elegant and yummy. It may be served as a main dish or as a side dish to grilled meat or chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a pot of boiling water, blanch asparagus for 2 minutes. Drain, rince with cold water and set aside.
  2. In another large pot, cook pasta as directed. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, in a deep skillet, heat olive oil. Add onion and cook until softened.
  4. Add asparagus and red pepper flakes to onion in pan and saute for 4 minutes.
  5. Add pasta, lemon juice, and lemon peel to skillet and mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add goat cheese and chives and toss to combine well.
  7. Remove and plate pasta and top with parmsean.
Most Helpful

Reading the list of ingredients I thought this would be really good, and I wasn't disappointed. We loved it. It's elegant enough for a dinner party, yet quick and simple enough to make often. I just had the left-overs for lunch, and could easily have it again for dinner tonight. Thank you for a fantastic recipe I plan to make again soon.<br/><br/>I came across this recipe while browsing earlier, made it for dinner and upon coming back to leave a review realised I'd made the dish and left a review over 6 years ago! Shame on me for not having made it again sooner. Everyone loved it.

Soobeeoz August 25, 2013

I just knew this recipe was going to be a winner with my family....we love goat cheese and the combo with asparagus and noodles was over the top....

CIndytc November 11, 2008

This was delicious! I did exactly as directed, though I substituted romano cheese for the parmesan, as it was what I had on hand, and green onion for the chives. I didn't tell my kids there was 'goat cheese' in it, and they ate every bite on their plates! I did have to add some milk to it at the end because the cheeses made the sauce pretty thick, but that solved the problem. I will definitely make this again! Thanks!

ChipotleChick October 12, 2006