Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Karen Shinto
YieldsServes 4
AuthorColleen Clark, Loveland, CO,
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
1

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

Step 2
2

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

Ingredients

 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

Directions

Step 1
1

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

Step 2
2

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

Tomato Orecchiette with Brie and Basil