Pasta With Brie, Tomatoes, Olives, and Basil

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 5 mins

From Bon Appetit with a couple small changes. The Brie coats the rigatoni like a creamy pasta sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet *off heat*, place cheese cubes, tomatoes, olives, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Still off heat, stir to separate cheese pieces. Mix in chopped basil.
  3. Add hot pasta and 1/4 cup reserved pasta liquid to skillet with cheese mixture.
  4. Place over medium heat and toss until cheese is partially melted and sauce coats pasta, adding more reserved pasta liquid by tablespoonfuls if dry, about 4-5 minutes.
  5. Season to taste with salt (if needed) and serve.
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This was so easy and so good! Our company loved this dish and so I gave them a copy of the recipe and put this in my Favorites of 2012. Followed the instructions completely. Thank you for posting. Made for Fall PAC 2012 tag game.

mama smurf October 21, 2012

I have seen this recipe in before years ago. I love it. Easy & inexpensive but taste like a million dollars. Follow the recipe & all will turn out great. Thank you for bringing this recipe back in to my life.

shadowgirl... September 03, 2009