Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Weekend Kitchen: Tomato, Brie, and Basil Pasta

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In an attempt to keep up with my ever growing supply of fresh basil, I made this pasta dish for dinner the other night.  I thought it was good and it was probably the quickest pasta dish I have ever made!  I used whole grain pasta, but if I make this dish again I think I would use regular pasta; I thought the whole grain made the overall dish a little dry.
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*Recipe came from the July 2010 issue of Sunset Magazine in their Fast & Fresh section.  It was submitted by reader Colleen Clark of Loveland, Co.  No, I don't live in the West, but I really like Sunset magazine! 
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Ingredients:
- 12 oz. orecchiette or shell pasta
- 4 oz. brie cheese, sliced
- two large tomatoes chopped (or 1 qt. cherry tomatoes)
- 1 tbsp. minced garlic
- 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 c. fresh basil leaves, sliced
- salt & pepper to taste
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Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain and return to pot.  Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
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Can you believe how easy that was?
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I served this with mixed greens drizzled with fresh lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt, and pepper. 
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I'm linking up with Alicia over at A Beautiful Mess.
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I've also linked up with Michael at Foodie Friday.

38 comments:

  1. This looks like a perfect summer dish to me. During summer, I stick basil in everything I can. Love it.

    -Rene

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  2. This is a favorite summer pasta dish here. I don't generally use whole wheat pasta so I don't know about the dryness
    xoxo Pattie

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  3. Yum! This looks so delicious and says summer!! Will give it a try :)

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  4. This looks really delicious and simple. Perfect summer dinner!

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  5. This looks so great! I make something very similar with spaghetti and I use fresh mozzarella instead of Brie. I might just have to try that next time. Thanks for the idea!

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  6. This looks yummy! Thanks for sharing...I'm definitely going to make it.

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  7. This looks amazing! Gotta make it! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  8. Yummo! I am a sucker for pasta dishes! ; )
    I always enjoy seeing new recipes from you...so keep 'em comin'! hee!

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  9. Yum!!! That looks so good! I love brie cheese but I've never used it in a pasta dish. Time to give it a try!

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  10. That is a gorgeous salad! I will make it with gluten-free pasta and no one will even know! :-) Thanks!

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  11. I love pastaaaaa!!! A fantastic summer salad :-))))
    Ciaoooooo
    Ale

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  12. This sounds delicious! I am jealous of all of your basil growing outside your door!

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  13. Your blog is AWESOME..I can't wait to try this!!

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  14. How yummy (and easy)! I am going to have to try this one...thanks for sharing!

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  15. Another great pasta recipe! Looks great.
    I love pasta shells too....but not wheat!

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  16. This looks so good and so easy! The perfect summer meal!! : )

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  17. Oh My! That looks utterly scrumptious!!!!! :)

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  19. Mmmm, you had me at Brie...
    And why does it have to show I deleted a post?? Why doesn't it actually delete it??

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  20. Looks fabulous, I have SO much basil growing right now it's ridiculous LOL!

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  21. What a beautiful summer dish! Perfect for all of the tomatoes and basil from the garden!

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  22. This looks great! And easy! I can't wait to try it.

    - The Tablescaper

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  23. Looks so good, perfect for lunch or dinner.
    mickey

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  24. That looks scrumptious and very similar to the pasta I whipped up last week that I posted today. I think yours looks better though. Probably all that Brie and basil. :)

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  25. This looks yum and it doesn't look dry at all in the picture, very moist! I have never put Brie in a pasta dish before, but what is not to love! Sounds great and love that it is fast.

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  26. So simple - and looks delish! I live in VA and have a subscription to Sunset - love it too.

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  27. My husband would love this dish - thank you for sharing it. It looks delicious. I never thought of using Brie on pasta!

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  28. That dish is over the top!!!!! Looks great:) Stop by for a visit.....I am hosting a CSN giveaway:)

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  29. I also have a ton of basil and my tomatoes are just coming in so I will definitely give this a go, especially with the Brie making it a new taste. Thanks!

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  30. This looks so delicious, that I featured it on my blog! Please check it out!!

    http://yourworkistodiscoveryourworld.blogspot.com/2010/08/internet-went-out-at-work.html

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  31. Ok, I made thus tonight and YUM!!!!
    Posting to my blog tomorrow!

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  32. ali! i made this last night for myself and a friend, it was delicious. leftovers for lunch today. thanks for posting it :)

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  33. We make a pasta almost identical to this with goat cheese. Soo yummy! Kelly

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  34. Stomach is growling! Wow, this looks amazing! Definitely copying this to try myself! Thanks : )

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