Lumaconi with Tomato Sauce and Goat Cheese



IMG_9817I’m a definitely a pasta lover, and can’t think of an absolute favorite, nor one I don’t like! Today I chose the Lumaconi Pasta, the shape looks like a big snail shell that you can fill with (tuna, ricotta cheese…) you have an infinite choice. For this recipe, I opted for Goat cheese.

Serves 4


  • 400g of Lumaconi Pasta
  • 1 brown onion
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 3 baby eggplant
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 450g of ripe tomatoes
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh thyme
  • 4 generous tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Goat cheese (200g)
  • Basil leaves
  • 350ml of water


For the sauce:

  1. In a large pan add the olive oil.
  2. Add the onion (sliced) and the garlic, and start to cook on medium heat for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the sliced baby eggplants, the salt, the black pepper, the bay leaves, the dried oregano, the fresh thyme and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the sliced ripe tomatoes and pour the water.
  5. Cook for 20 minutes until the sauce reduces and becomes thick.

For the Lumaconi Pasta:

  1. Using a big pan, boil water and add a pinch of salt.
  2. Pour the pasta and cook them, Al Dente.
  3. Transfer the pasta into a colander and drain them.

Final Procedure:

  1. Fill each Lumaconi with a little of goat cheese and tomato sauce, delicate procedure (be careful don’t break the pasta).
  2. In the middle of the serving plate add the tomato sauce and the Lumaconi on the top, serve with fresh Basil.

This little Snail Shells are delicious and goat cheese brings a strong flavor to the pasta!

Bon Apétit!

42 thoughts on “Lumaconi with Tomato Sauce and Goat Cheese

  1. Nancy

    Beautiful dish, Linda! I don’t think I’ve ever had lumaconi [shocking, I know]. I prefer a heartier pasta, like this, and I definitely think I need to find some . The filling sounds fabulous! Simple yet flavorful. 🙂

  2. Darya

    Wow ! Ça a l’air délicieux et tes photos sont superbes, comme toujours (j’adore ton assiette bleue). Je viens de manger, mais tu me donnes faim là! 🙂

    • lapetitepaniere

      Merci Darya, la derniere fois que j’en ai prepare je les ai trouve tellement facile a farcir que je n’ai pas hesite une seconde a en refaire. Un peu plus long que les autres pour la cuisson mais vraiment bon!

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