Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Karen Shinto
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Ratings & Reviews

Awesome & Quick

April 13, 2015
I go off smell and each ingredient doesn't smell like it would be that great together but oh my gosh, it does and it tastes even better :) This is a light, healthy dish and I recommend it. It only took the amount of time to cook the pasta and while that was cooking I had all the ingredients prepared. I also put in a little Parmesan in it and I think next time I'm going to put baked chicken slices in for some meat.

ecancil's Review

August 07, 2013

bcollar's Review

July 31, 2012
This is such an excellent, tasty, easy, and fun dish. I never thought brie cheese would work so well with tomato and basil (my absolute favorite combo in the world!) but it really does. Although brie cheese can be heavy, the 1/4 cup of it makes for a light dish and this pasta can be served either hot or cold. It had rave reviews from my three roommates and I will definitely be making this dish again!

Velasburg's Review

March 26, 2012
So easy. Amazing flavor. Easiest gourmet weeknight meal! We served this with green beans and crusty bread.

stellacorona's Review

November 24, 2010
this was very tasty!! be sure to have everything chopped and ready to go when you drain the pasta....the brie will melt completely with the heat. i don't care for the mold, so i remove it. i also add 1/2 cup of pasta water to my cooked pastas does make a difference.

KJDunham's Review

July 01, 2010
I just made this quick recipe for dinner and will now consider it a true "go-to" for everyday meals and for entertaining. The simple ingredients would never hint at the depth of flavor, but the meal was truly delicious. I used heirloom tomatoes, which I think are especially key in a recipe like this where they are one of only a few ingredients. While any pasta would work, the orecchiette was great for creating little bowls to carry more of the yummy sauce to your mouth. In sum: I'm going to file this one under "Easy and delicious!"