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Horizontal image of a white bowl with rigatoni on a blue patterned napkin next to bread slices and a glass of red wine.

Pasta with Balsamic Vinegar, Mushrooms, and Goat Cheese

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Get those taste buds dancing with this unique pasta with balsamic vinegar, mushrooms, and goat cheese.


  • 1 pound short, round pasta such as rotini or rigatoni
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 pound white mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 ounces soft goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, or more to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain in a colander. Place pasta into a large serving bowl and set aside.
  2. While pasta cooks, melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes, or until soft and beginning to turn translucent.
  3. Add mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes, or until they have released most of their liquid.
  4. Add garlic to skillet and cook 1 minute more.
  5. Stir mushroom mixture into serving bowl with the drained pasta. Add goat cheese, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil to bowl. Stir well to combine.
  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese as desired and serve warm.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Dinner

Keywords: dinner, pasta, mushroom, garlic, goat cheese, balsamic vinegar