Pasta With Goat Cheese and Basil Oil

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 660 calories
    • Fat 37 g
    • Sat Fat 10 g
    • Cholesterol 22 mg
    • Sodium 392 mg
    • Protein 18 g
    • Carbohydrate 65 g
    • Sugar 4 g
    • Fiber 4 g
    • Iron 4 mg
    • Calcium 146 mg

Ingredients

  1. Check 12ounces gemelli or other short pasta
  2. Check 3cups fresh basil leaves
  3. Check 1/2cup olive oil
  4. Check 4ounces crumbled fresh goat cheese
  5. Check kosher salt and black pepper

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain and return it to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a blender, puree 2 cups of the basil leaves with the oil until smooth; pour through a fine-mesh sieve and discard the solids.
  3. Toss the pasta with the basil oil, goat cheese, the remaining 1 cup basil leaves, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.