Easy Brie Pasta Recipe

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This easy Brie Pasta are delightfully creamy, with tasty shiitake mushrooms and a pop of green peas.

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I’m always looking for new ways to improve my pasta, and when in doubt, I turn to cheese. Cheese add both flavor and texture. The pasta and the other ingredients are smothered with a creaminess that makes each bite so sensational. I always like pairing brie cheese and mushrooms, their taste are wonderful together. Finally, peas bring a bit of color and a light vegetal touch.

Despite its richness, this dish is easy to make and can either be enjoyed as a vegetarian pasta dish or adapted for carnivores with the addition of grilled meat (I think chicken is best here like in my Boursin Chicken). It’s similar to my Easy Boursin Cheese Pasta and my Pasta with Peas because of the similarity in ingredients but this recipe has a charm all its own. Try it and, after one bite, you’ll see what I mean!

Which Pasta Should I Use?

That’s totally up to you. As you can see from the pics, I use farfalle (bowtie) pasta because it catches the sauce and can cradle the mushrooms and peas. For similar reasons, I really like using fusilli (spirals). The sauce will also cling to long pasta like fettuccine, tagliatelle, or pappardelle, so you may want to turn to those.

How Long Should I Cook My Pasta?

Here’s a handy chart on all the pasta cooking times you’ll ever need:

Pasta TypeCooking Time (Approximate)
Angel Hair (Capellini)2-4 minutes
Spaghetti8-12 minutes
Fettuccine10-12 minutes
Linguine9-13 minutes
Pappardelle8-12 minutes
Tagliatelle8-12 minutes
Penne10-12 minutes
Rigatoni12-15 minutes
Farfalle (Bowties)10-12 minutes
Fusilli8-10 minutes
Rotini8-10 minutes
Orecchiette11-13 minutes
Conchiglie (Shells)9-12 minutes
Macaroni8-10 minutes
Ziti9-12 minutes
Orzo9-11 minutes
Vermicelli8-10 minutes
Gemelli10-12 minutes

Ingredients //

  • 4 oz. dried pasta
  • 4 oz. Brie, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup green peas
  • 1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan, grated
  • pinch of salt and black pepper
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How to Make Brie Pasta // The Steps

Step 1: Cook the pasta according to package instructions, then drain and set aside.

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Step 2: While the pasta is cooking, cut the Brie into small pieces and thinly slice the shiitake mushrooms.

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Step 3: Heat a saucepan on medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Sauté the shiitake mushrooms for 3 minutes then add the minced garlic and cook for another minute.

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Step 4: Add the heavy cream to the saucepan and reduce the heat. Simmer the sauce for 5 minutes then add the Brie. Stir until the Brie has melted in the sauce.

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Step 5: Remove the saucepan from the heat. Add the pasta and the green peas. Stir until the pasta is coated with the sauce.

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Step 6: Transfer the Brie pasta to plates and top with the grated Parmesan. Enjoy!

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Top Tips For Perfect Brie Pasta //

  • Reserve a cup of boiled pasta water while draining. And if your pasta looks dry or your sauce is a bit too thick add some of the water.
  • First things first, the cheese. You really need to use a high-quality Brie cheese. It is a primary ingredient so how good it is will impact how good the overall dish is.
  • Don’t forget to trim the exterior (the rind) of the Brie cheese so that its creamy interior can melt easily.
  • Cook the pasta al dente otherwise it won’t turn to mush once mixed with the sauce.
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FAQs //

Can I use frozen peas?

Yes, you can. You can add them frozen; they’ll cook in the sauce. You can also blanch them (a quick boil then ice-water dip) but it’s not necessary.

Any variations worth trying?

Roast cherry tomatoes (break them with a fork as they cook) and red pepper flakes for heat. Use whole wheat or chickpea pasta for a healthy alternative to traditional pasta. For protein, use grilled chicken breast, bacon, shrimp, ground beef, or steak strips.

Any substitutions for the shiitake mushrooms?

I recommend sticking with the shiitake, but if you can’t find any, cremini or white mushrooms will work too.

Can I use something else besides heavy cream?

If you find the sauce too thick, use half ‘n’ half or a milk with a lower milkfat percentage.

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Serving Suggestions //

This dish is great served with a side salad and a hefty hunk of crusty bread, perfect for dipping into your sauce. Roasted vegetables will also work well with the creamy pasta. If you crave more cheese, you can make my Marinated Mozzarella (balls of bocconcini mozzarella with herbs and garlic).

How to Store Brie Pasta //

Let your pasta dish cool completely. Then store it in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for no longer than 5 days. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months. Let it thaw in the fridge before warming up in the microwave or on the stove.

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Brie Pasta Recipe

This easy Brie Pasta are delightfully creamy, with tasty shiitake mushrooms and a pop of green peas.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 4 oz. dried pasta
  • 4 oz. Brie cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup green peas
  • 1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan grated
  • pinch of salt and black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions, then drain and set aside.
  • While the pasta is cooking, cut the Brie into small pieces and thinly slice the shiitake mushrooms.
  • Heat a saucepan on medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Sauté the shiitake mushrooms for 3 minutes then add the minced garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add the heavy cream to the saucepan and reduce the heat. Simmer the sauce for 5 minutes then add the Brie. Stir until the brie has melted in the sauce.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat, then add in the pasta and the green peas. Stir until the pasta is coated with the sauce.
  • Transfer the Brie pasta to plates and top with the grated Parmesan. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Reserve a cup of boiled pasta water while draining. Should your pasta look dry or sauce a bit too thick add some of the water.
  • Use a high-quality, creamy Brie cheese. The cheese is a primary ingredient; how good it is will impact how good the overall dish is.
  • Trim the exterior (the rind) of the Brie cheese so that its creamy interior can melt unhindered.
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