7 Ways With Brie

Move this favorite appetizer offering onto the dinner table for a rich and delectable main dish any time of day.

  • Break Out the Brie
    Story by Maureen Callahan

    Break Out the Brie

    Sliced brie on a simple cracker is as elegant an appetizer as you can find, but use this favorite smooth-and-creamy cheese in new ways to discover delicious main dishes, sandwiches, pasta tosses, and even an egg strata. Pick up a wheel or a wedge at the store and get started.

  • Warm Brie With Ginger-Citrus Glaze
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Warm Brie With Ginger-Citrus Glaze

    Orange zest, honey, a jar of ginger preserves and spices add exotic flavor to a creamy wheel of Brie cheese. As appetizers go, it's super fast. It's showy. And best of all, it's simple to pull together. Serve with toasted baguette slices or elegant crackers.
  • Bruschetta with Peach Salsa and Melted Brie
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Bruschetta with Peach Salsa and Melted Brie

    Pairing fruit with cheese is always a good thing, but something magical happens when melted Brie combines with sweet and savory ingredients piled high onto a toasted slice of French bread. No fresh peaches? Substitute canned or make the salsa with fresh mango.
  • Chicken-and-Brie Sandwich with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell; Food Kellie Gerber Kelley

    Chicken-and-Brie Sandwich with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

    Rotisserie chicken and flash-roasted cherry tomatoes combine with melted Brie and spinach to make an out-of-this world sandwich that's special enough for to serve for company. Splurge on ciabatta, foccacia, or a good quality baguette to give the sandwich star quality.
  • Grilled Open-face Ham, Brie, and Arugula Sandwiches
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon

    Grilled Open-face Ham, Brie, and Arugula Sandwiches

    This ham and cheese sandwich goes uptown with fancy French cheese, tangy greens and bread that's oiled and toasted on the grill. Serve these tasty little treats with a hearty bowl of soup or a side of potato salad.
  • Chicken Fettuccine with Mushroom Brie
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Leigh Beisch

    Chicken Fettuccine with Mushroom Brie

    A quick weeknight supper that can double as elegant company fare, this easy dish simmers chicken broth, white wine, spices, and heavy cream to make a creamy sauce that's enhanced with mushroom-flavored Brie cheese. Use leftover chicken or a rotisserie bird to keep the prep fast.
  • Brie and Egg Strata
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Randy Mayor

    Brie and Egg Strata

    A pinch of herbs de Provence, a dried herb blend, combines with Brie cheese to give this easy egg and bread casserole a bit of chic French flavor. Make it up the night before and finish assembling in the morning. That way it can bake unattended as you relax.
  • Shrimp and Brie Linguine
    Story by Maureen Callahan, Howard L. Puckett

    Shrimp and Brie Linguine

    Let some Brie marinate with tomatoes, olives, basil and olive oil for an hour to make an easy no-cook style pasta sauce. When dinner time rolls around, cook the pasta and shrimp together in one pot. Drain and toss with the no-cook sauce. It's that simple.

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