Baked Tomato, Mushroom & Goat Cheese Pasta


Cherry tomatoes and mushrooms bake along with goat cheese to form the base of the sauce that cooks the pasta right in the baking dish—no stovetop required.

Baked Tomato, Mushroom & Goat Cheese Pasta
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins


  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes

  • 8 ounces button mushrooms, quartered

  • 2 shallots, halved lengthwise and sliced

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 ½ tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 8 ounces goat cheese

  • 8 ounces rotini or penne pasta

  • 2 cups boiling water

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Toss tomatoes, mushrooms, shallots, oil, sage, salt and pepper together in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Place goat cheese in the center and bake until the tomatoes are broken down and bubbling, about 30 minutes.

  3. Add pasta to the baking dish. Whisk boiling water, tomato paste and garlic together in a measuring cup and pour it over the pasta, Stir to combine. Carefully cover with foil and bake until the pasta is tender, about 18 minutes. Remove from the oven, stir, cover and let stand for 5 more minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

490 Calories
23g Fat
52g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 490
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 21g 42%
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Vitamin A 1421IU 28%
Sodium 592mg 26%
Potassium 655mg 14%

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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