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Foreplay Pasta with Brie, Basil, and Garlic

Rated as 4.3 out of 5 Stars

"It's really that good. Rich and decadent. If you really want to impress, then get a small block of Parmesan and grate it. Gives a better flavor than pre-grated."
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Ingredients

2 h 25 m servings 656 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Mix Brie cheese, plum tomatoes, basil, 1/2 cup olive oil, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a bowl; cover bowl with plastic wrap and marinate for 2 hours.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add 1 tablespoon olive oil and 2 teaspoons salt. Cook bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain. Add pasta to cheese-tomato mixture; toss. Sprinkle pasta with Parmesan cheese.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • To make as bruschetta, make as above and spoon onto slices of baguette and broil until cheese has just melted. Can also be served in bowl; allow guests to spoon mixture onto baguette slices and leave unwarmed.
  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of sodium for salt used for boiling pasta. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 656 calories; 34.2 g fat; 64.3 g carbohydrates; 24.6 g protein; 59 mg cholesterol; 1129 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is so easy to put together and so very tasty! Leftovers will be wonderful! My family loves this! I served this with Crispy and Tender Baked Chicken Thighs tonight for dinner. Thanks ver...

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I made this recipe and was not a fan. I love Brie cheese but the Brie really overpowered the other ingredients. I used half of the recommended amount and it was still too much. In my opinion, fr...

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This is so easy to put together and so very tasty! Leftovers will be wonderful! My family loves this! I served this with Crispy and Tender Baked Chicken Thighs tonight for dinner. Thanks ver...

Loved this! I cut the recipe down and used rotini pasta. I loved how the brie melted into the pasta. The whole family liked this, which was odd b/c I'm the only one that likes brie in the house....

We love this dish, hot or (even better) as cold leftovers. I use plenty of fresh basil, good tomatoes and brie and freshly grated parm cheese. Extra garlic as well. Fabulous dish and worthy of 5...

We make this all the time with potato gnocchi instead of the pasta and only marinade for 1 hour. This is comfort food at it's best.....yummy

Delicious and flexible. Probably used half the amount of brie called for, plus fresh mozzarella. Fresh basil would have kicked it up a notch or two, but sadly only had dried. Used shells which h...

I made this recipe and was not a fan. I love Brie cheese but the Brie really overpowered the other ingredients. I used half of the recommended amount and it was still too much. In my opinion, fr...

I made this tonight, but I added some quartered kalamata olives to make it even more decadent, and it was a massive success! My husband said it was the first pasta salad he has ever liked, he ev...

Tried this for my daughter-in-law's baby shower because I wanted a dish without mayo. It was good, nothing outstanding. I didn't find it very flavorful. If I made it again, I would add some sp...