About this recipe: When you are hungry and in a hurry this simple pasta dish can be on the table in next to no time. You will even be able to put together a salad accompaniment and still be sitting down to eat within 20 minutes. Take care when melting the cheese to ensure that it does not get too hot.
For an almost-instant supper, use fresh pasta (which cooks more quickly than dried) and 250 g (9 oz) reduced-fat garlic and herb soft cheese instead of the goat's cheese and spring onions. Mix a dash of milk with the soft cheese, then toss it with the hot pasta. * Toast 4 tbsp coarse breadcrumbs under the grill until crisp and golden, and scatter them over the pasta as a lower-fat alternative to the toasted hazelnuts.
Goat's cheese provides useful amounts of protein, the minerals calcium and phosphorus, and the B vitamins B1, niacin, B6 and B12. Using medium-fat goat's cheese keeps the fat content of the recipe down: it contains about half the fat of Cheddar.
B2, B12, niacin, calcium * A, E, copper, selenium