Ziti with Mushrooms and Goat Cheese Recipe

Ziti with Mushrooms and Goat Cheese Recipe

How To Make Ziti with Mushrooms and Goat Cheese

Classic ziti pasta is transformed into a creamy dish with a tasty cheesy sauce made from tangy goat cheese, caramelized onion, and rich parmesan cheese.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 2tbspbutter
  • 4tbspolive oil
  • 3onions
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tspsugar
  • 1lbportobello mushrooms
  • 3tbspfresh parsley,chopped
  • ¼tspfresh ground black pepper
  • ¾lbziti
  • 3ozsoft goat cheese
  • 3tbspparmesan cheese,grated


  1. In a large frying pan, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter with 2 tablespoons of the oil over moderate heat.

  2. Add the onions, ½ teaspoon of the salt, and the sugar and cook, stirring frequently, for about 20 minutes until the onions are well browned. Remove from the pan.

  3. In the same pan, melt the remaining with 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderate heat. Add the mushrooms and ¼ teaspoon of salt and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 8 minutes until tender and brown.

  4. Add the reserved onions, the parsley, the remaining salt, and the pepper.

  5. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the ziti for about 13 minutes until just done. Reserve ¾ cup of the pasta water and drain.

  6. Toss the ziti and ½ cup of the reserved pasta water with the mushroom mixture, the remaining oil, the goat cheese, and the Parmesan. If the pasta seems dry, add more of the reserved pasta water.

  7. Serve with additional Parmesan. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 635.19kcal
  • Fat: 27.34g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.10g
  • Trans Fat: 0.24g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.08g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.42g
  • Carbohydrates: 77.70g
  • Fiber: 5.93g
  • Sugar: 9.69g
  • Protein: 21.11g
  • Cholesterol: 29.79mg
  • Sodium: 796.63mg
  • Calcium: 162.06mg
  • Potassium: 771.41mg
  • Iron: 2.39mg
  • Vitamin A: 136.28µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.73mg
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