As you saw on Wednesday, we have the most darling little goat farm in nearby Pescadero. They make the most incredible, award winning goat cheese. If you have a chance to visit the Bay Area, its worth taking a coastal drive down Highway 1 and cutting in a little bit to see this cute country town. While visiting Harley Goat Farm, I picked up some of their amazing homemade ravioli and herbed goat cheese to whip up a quick and yummy dinner pf Goat Cheese Ravioli. You don’t have to use Harley Farms cheese for this dish, but I recommend checking out your local farmers market for some great cheese options. Whole Foods usually carries some unique, local options too!
This is a stove top favorite that has been amped up. You can make your own homemade ravioli OR grab some frozen ravioli. Adding extras such as broccoli and herbed goat cheese into premade choices is a great way to make a simple, quick option taste totally homemade. If you want something more from scratch, some of my other favorite pasta dishes include Shrimp & Angel Hair Pasta, Pesto Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Arugula Pasta Salad, Tortellini Pasta with Ricotta, Red & Green Ravioli Bites, Picnic Tuna Pasta Salad, 10 Minute Spaghetti, and one of my most popular recipes on the blog, Pasta with Mornay Sauce and Pangrattato. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good long kitchen session to craft up impressive dishes, but sometimes you need a way to take some short cuts in a way that won’t sacrifice flavor or quality. Shopping at local farms & farmer’s markets is a great way to do that. It supports local farmers and is a fun way to try new options!
- Ravioli (homemade or packaged)
- Tomato Based Sauce (homemade or jarred)
- 1 Head Broccoli
- 2 Ounces Herbed Goat Cheese
- Boil ravioli for 6-8 minutes or until they puff up.
- Steam broccoli for 4 minutes (any longer than that and you start losing nutrients).
- Warm tomato sauce on stove top.
- Slowly stir goat cheese into sauce.
- When sauce begins to bubble up, add in the broccoli & ravioli.
- Add a dollop of goat cheese on top when you serve the plates for an extra boost.