Brie And Tomato Pasta

It is a bit strange to use a French cheese in an Italian dish. But it works so well that I really encourage you to make this brie and tomato pasta. It is simple to prepare and the only thing that takes time is marinating the tomatoes and cheese.

Brie And Tomato Pasta
Brie And Tomato Pasta
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Brie And Tomato Pasta


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Brie And Tomato Pasta

The longer you leave the tomatoes to marinate, the better
Recipe Category: Italian
Makes enough for: 2 people
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  • 6 ripe bella tomatoes cut into quarters
  • 60 g brie, cut into chunks
  • 15 mls olive oil
  • 15 mls balsamic vinegar
  • 30 g basil leaves, divided
  • 200 g dried penne
  • freshly ground black pepper and salt to season


  • Place the tomatoes and brie into a bowl, and add the oil and vinegar
  • Take half of the basil leaves and chop them up and add to the bowl
  • Cover and leave at room temperature to marinate for at least 4 hours
  • Place a large pot of water onto the stove to boil
  • When boiling, season with salt and cook your penne as per the package instructions
  • Drain and place the pasta back into the warm pot, off the heat
  • Toss gently to combine, season to taste and serve with the rest of the basil leaves, roughly chopped
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19 thoughts on “Brie And Tomato Pasta

  1. Well it certainly doesn’t bother me if you mix up french and Italian ingredients! But have you ever used Taleggio in a pasta? fabulous. I love brie, too.

  2. You threw me for a look with the French cheese in that Italian dish. But it looks fabulous! And yes….I buy almost everything online and the struggle to return things is real. No one provides paper receipts anymore but they are expected when you return the item to the brick and mortar store. What!??

  3. Hi Tandy, interesting, so only marinating, not cooking of the tomatoes. It does sound delicious. WRT unwanted items, I’ve never returned anything I’ve bought and don’t like. I have three sisters and 1 mother, one of whom will always like what I don’t so everything always finds a good home.

    1. That is convenient haha to be be able to ‘pass’ things along. The bag was very pricey so I felt best to return it. BTW, I love tomatoes that are either very cooked, or just touched by heat, and not in-between. If you are the same, you should like this 🙂

  4. I love brie but have never used it in a pasta dish . . . lovely and light – shall try it over the weekend! Living in the country I have been largely dependent on on-line purchases for a long time. I try to buy from firms I know well . . . often phone the service dept ere I put my order in . . . returning goods from here is oft so complicated one just takes a loss rather than have the proverbial ‘nervous breakdown’ !

    1. We have one company where returning stuff is so easy that it makes it a pleasure to buy from them. I hope you enjoy the pasta as much as we did 🙂

  5. your pasta dish looks delicious and I think most cheeses go well with pasta although I must admit that I’ve never tried brie. Sounds wonderful

  6. Your dish looks very fresh and healthy. I don’t have a problem with putting a French cheese with Italian pasta. For my impending trip to France a friend has lent me an across the shoulder handbag which I think will be big enough for travelling and I’m thinking of just taking hand luggage as I’m travelling on my own. Have you ever done that Tandy?It will be a challenge as I’m travelling solo.

    1. I have travelled just with hand luggage but only with Dave who has checked a bag in. I don’t think I could manage with under 10kgs of clothing but my mom does it often. Of course, she stays in hotels that provides all the toiletries, whereas Dave and I do self catering. What is your hand luggage allowance? I know you don’t need to bother with toiletries and can do laundry as you will be staying with family I presume 🙂

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