Goat Cheese Mac and Cheese -

Baked Goat Cheese Mac and Cheese + Roasted Broccoli

  • Author: Erin - The Wooden Skillet
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Stove Top



  • 1 lb broccoli (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 12 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1215 oz cavatappi noodles (feel free to use gluten free!)
  • 4 Tablespoons ghee (or butter), cut into small chunks
  • 10 oz goat cheese, cut into small chunks (Divided)
  • pinch of salt and ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Heat water in pasta pot.
  3. In the meantime, put broccoli on foil-lined baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and salt; mix.
  4. Place in oven for 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until slightly charred.
  5. Cook cavatappi per box instructions until al dente.
  6. Save 1 1/2 cups pasta water.
  7. Drain pasta and return to pot.
  8. In medium bowl, combine butter, 6 oz goat cheese, 1/2 cup pasta water and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  9. Whisk until everything is melted and sauce is smooth.
  10. Pour sauce over pasta.
  11. Add broccoli and toss.
  12. You can either serve immediately or, if you want to go another step, place pasta in cast iron skillet and cover with remaining goat cheese.
  13. Broil for 5 minutes, or until goat cheese starts to brown.
  14. Serve immediately.