Shrimp & Goat Cheese Linguine

Lunch / Dinner

Shrimp & Goat Cheese Linguine

Easy-to-find ingredients and sweet fresh tarragon put this recipe in a prime position to become a regular favorite.

This dish is a complete meal you can turn to year-round. Canned tomatoes, bright fresh herbs, and ingredients you probably have in your pantry make it easy to pull together no matter what the season. Goat cheese gives the dish creamy tang, and shrimp makes it quick.

Tarragon is a distinctive herb, used often in classic French cooking, with a sweet aroma reminiscent of anise. Its assertive flavor can easily dominate a dish, so if you haven’t cooked with it before, take care you don’t overdo it.

If you want to dress up the dish a little, you can leave the tails on the shrimp — they’ll look prettier. But for easier eating, remove the tails before cooking the shrimp.


4 servings

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Cook linguine in a pot of boiling salted water according to package directions; drain.

Sauté shallots in oil in a sauté pan over medium heat until softened, 45 minutes. Add pepper flakes and cook 1 minute more.

Stir in tomatoes, bring to a boil, and let simmer 10 minutes. Add shrimp and tarragon and cook until shrimp are pink, 35 minutes. Season sauce with salt, then add pasta, tossing to coat.

Off heat, toss pasta with goat cheese. Serve pasta immediately.


To keep the sauce chunky, lightly crush the canned tomatoes using your hands.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 553

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 18g 27%

Saturated Fat 6g 30%

Cholesterol 185mg 61%

Sodium 620mg 25%

Carbs 60g 20%

Fiber 2g 8%

Protein 40g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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