Brie, Tomato, Garlic & Basil Spaghetti

We all have to admit that spaghetti is everyones ‘go-to’ when we don’t feel like cooking. It’s cheap, easy to make and doesn’t involve a lot of effort. However, there are so many different ways you can transform spaghetti from a simple dish to something amazing.

I recently made this meal for 8, however you can easily alter it to feed 10 or 1. The ingredients below were used to feed 8 people, so don’t make this if you’re 1!

What you’ll need:

1 large bowl

Garlic press

1 large spoon

10-12 cloves of garlic

1 cup of extra virgin olive oil

1 package of fresh basil (we grow ours in the garden, but it equals out to about 1 package at the grocery store)

5-6 tomatoes

3 packages of brie cheese – goat & double cream (I always use different bries when I cook this dish, but you can stick to one if you prefer!)

1-2 packs of spaghetti (you can also use gluten free pasta!)

Salt and pepper to taste

First, you need to press all of your garlic into a large bowl. When this is done, add your 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil.

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Next, chop up all of your basil finely, then add to the garlic and olive oil.

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Now, in order for the dish to be creamy, you need to shave off the skin from the cheese. I do this using a vegetable peeler. You can do this using a knife, but I would suggest using the peeler because it’s faster and you won’t risk peeling off chunks of cheese! Once this is done, cut the cheese into small squares. Chop the tomatoes the same way, and add it all to the bowl. At this point you can add the salt and pepper. I didn’t write a specific amount because it all depends on how salty or peppery you like your food!

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Cover the bowl in saran wrap, and let it sit at room temperature for about 1-2 hours. This allows the cheese to melt a bit, and all of the ingredients to absorb each others flavours.

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Finally, cook your pasta, drain it then add it to the bowl. Mix thoroughly; it will look messy but I promise it’s delicious!

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Enjoy!

– Jill

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