3-Ingredient Goat Cheese Pasta with Broccoli


Swap out regular pasta for pasta made with chickpeas and you'll more than triple the fiber and double the protein in this simple, satisfying dish. Be sure to save some of the pasta water to make a sauce. Feel free to use frozen broccoli in a pinch (you can blanch the broccoli in the same water you use to cook the pasta).

3-Ingredient Goat Cheese Pasta with Broccoli
Photo: Carolyn A. Hodges, R.D.
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 4 ounces chickpea cavatappi pasta

  • 2 ounces garlic-and-herb-flavored goat cheese

  • 2 cups cooked broccoli florets


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, reserving ½ cup cooking water.

  2. Return the drained pasta to the pot and add goat cheese. Stir until the cheese melts and coats the pasta, adding the reserved pasta water as needed to make a thin sauce.

  3. Fold in broccoli. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired.

To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

292 Calories
11g Fat
37g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 292
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 21g 42%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Vitamin A 2130IU 43%
Sodium 232mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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