20-Minute Pasta with Goat Cheese, Shallots, and Arugula

  • Prep Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 hours
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 12 ounces pasta
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 medium shallots, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 ounces arugula
  • 8 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • Red pepper flakes


  1. Bring salted water to a boil for pasta; start to cook per directions.
  2. While the water is going, heat olive oil over medium low. Add the shallots and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until shallots are soft.
  3. At some point, the pasta will be ready. Drain and return to the pot. Stir in goat cheese until it starts to melt.
  4. Add optional butter and garlic to the shallot mix. Cook for another minute.
  5. Turn off the heat and add arugula. Toss until it starts to wilt.
  6. Combine shallot mix with pasta and mix well. Sprinkle red pepper flakes on top and serve!