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

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 531
  • Calories from fat: 44%
  • Protein: 16g
  • Fat: 27g
  • Saturated fat: 7.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 56g
  • Fiber: 3.7g
  • Sodium: 674mg
  • Cholesterol: 89mg


  • 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


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to pot. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  2. Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1 1/2-cup serving.
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