Tomato Orecchiette with Brie and Basil

Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Karen Shinto
The brie cheese acts as a creamy sauce when melted by the warm pasta. For the most flavorful results, use tomatoes and basil at the height of their season.

Yield:

Serves 4

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 531
Caloriesfromfat 44 %
Protein 16 g
Fat 27 g
Satfat 7.8 g
Carbohydrate 56 g
Fiber 3.7 g
Sodium 674 mg
Cholesterol 89 mg

Ingredients

12 ounces orecchiette pasta
2 large tomatoes, chopped
4 ounces brie cheese, sliced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, sliced

Preparation

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to pot. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1 1/2-cup serving.

Note:

Colleen Clark, Loveland, CO,

July 2010