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Caprese Pasta w/ Brie

The Health Investment
This recipe has been passed down through my mother-in-law's family for years. I hope you enjoy it!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup fresh basil torn
  • 4 large tomatoes (or 6 small) chopped
  • 1 pound Brie cheese* rind cut off and chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound pasta**
  • 1/2 cup fresh Paremsan cheese* grated


  • Add basil, tomatoes, Brie, garlic, EVOO, salt, and pepper to large bowl. Mix all together and set aside. 
  • Cook pasta according to instructions on box. Strain.
  • Pour warm pasta over ingredients in large bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes so that warm pasta melts Brie.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan, serve (warm or cold), and enjoy!


*I use Brie and Parmesan made from goat/sheep's milk. To read why I avoid the A1 beta-casein found in cow's milk, read my prior post "Is Milk Bad For You? The Dairy Debate Explained."
**When I make this recipe, I use gluten-free pasta. My favorite brand is Cybele's Free-To-Eat Superfood Veggie Pasta, which you can find at many grocery stores, on Amazon, and on thrivemarket.com.