I haven’t necessarily been holding out on you. It’s just I hadn’t thought about this amazing Marinated Brie Tomato & Basil Linguine since last summer’s garden ripe tomatoes. Last summer this dish was on my mind morning, noon and night. This year’s tomatoes are on the vine now, not quite ripe at my house yet. So I’m just starting to dream…
My cousin (who’s an excellent cook FYI) gave me this recipe several summers ago. If you love brie, you’ll be smitten with this easy dish. Marinated Brie Tomato & Basil Linguine comes together like no other. EASY! The tomatoes remain uncooked, retaining their vibrant color.
They marinate in the serving bowl with pieces of torn brie, fresh garlic, basil and olive oil for several hours on the countertop. Just before serving, cook your linguine ’til al dente and toss together with the marinating tomato mixture. The steaming linguine melts the brie. The tomato, brie and garlic meld together creating an unforgettably light and flavorful sauce. Serve immediately, warm. My friend Tracy says, “This, is summer in a dish!” (And she’s right.)
Top with extra basil strips and freshly grated parmesan for the perfect summertime meal. The recipe uses a pound and a half of linguine. Elegantly serves a crowd on the patio or dockside, and pairs beautifully with a glass of pinot. The Marinated Brie Tomato & Basil Linguine recipe halves or doubles easily to accommodate your party size.
Marinated Brie Tomato & Basil Linguine
- 4 cups ripe tomatoes cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 1 lb. brie rind removed, torn into irregular pieces
- 1 cup clean basil leaves cut into thin strips
- 3 garlic cloves peeled and finely minced
- 1/2 cup olive oil or more for taste
- 1 and 1/2 pounds linguine
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon salt for pasta water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil for pasta water
- freshly grated parmesan cheese for garnish
- optional: additional basil strips of garnish
- Combine tomatoes, brie, basil, olive oil, garlic and pepper in serving bowl.
- Prepare 2 hours before serving and set aside covered at room temperature.
- Boil 6 quarts water with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon salt.
- Add linguini and boil 8-10 minutes or until tender.
- Drain pasta.
- Toss pasta and marinating tomato mixture.
- Top with freshly grate parmesan cheese and additional basil strips.
- Serve warm.
Marinated Brie Tomato & Basil Linguine
Pairs perfectly with: Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins and fresh fruit!
Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom says
Allie, you WERE holding out 🙂 I think this dish is just perfection and wish I had been eating this earlier this summer 🙂
That was naughty of me, wasn’t it?
Linda Jenkins says
Hi Allie, Jack and I are planning a visit to see his brother and sister-in-law. We were wondering what we could bring to cook for them. This is light and effortless. Translation: more visiting and less time in the kitchen. I just printed the recipe. Thanks for these wonderful recipes; I now have a collection that I refer to as Allie’s Cookbook.
I love fresh basil and brie, they go together really well. This looks fantastic!
Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek says
Gosh! I love all the ingredients. I only have to wait on the tomatoes. Thanx for a great meal idea.
J’adore le brie, j’adore les tomates et le basilic! Ta recette est une must pour moi!!
Oh I do love this recipe!! It is summer in a dish!!! I can’t wait to effortlessly make it. Thank you for sharing this! Yum!!!
Aunt Pinkie says
Sounds absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to try it! Thanks!
Oh yeah…my basil plant is going crazy. This is perfect!
I love all the ingredients – perfect for summer. The tomatoes, brie and basil are the perfect combination. What time is dinner?
Thanks Melissa! So when can you get here? 🙂
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen says
Love this pasta! I am a huge fan of basil and tomatoes and brie, so I know I’d love this. 🙂 Pinning!
Manila Spoon says
I love the simplicity of this recipe and the absolutely delicious flavors, too! The marinated brie sounds so fabulously tasty!
Dear Allie, what a delicious summer meal. I love that you added Brie to this fabulous dish…sounds so good! I know I would love it. xo, Catherine
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
This looks great! I love brie…never tried it in pasta but I am going to now!
Carina Spring says
I love simple, elegant dishes like this one, and I look forward to trying it!
Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T says
What a great way to use up my garden tomatoes! Thanks!
Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) says
I do love Brie! and you’re right, I’m completely smitten with this recipe.
Rachel @ Simple Seasonal says
Wow! Did you just put brie on pasta?! I love this!
This does look like summer. I can’t wait to try this.
Yankee Kitchen Ninja (Julianne) says
LOVE LOVE LOVE that the hot pasta melts the brie — such an easy meal with a great combination of flavors. Nicely done, Allie (as usual)!
We do a dish similar to this with mozzarella cheese. The brie sounds even better! We will be trying this next week for sure. Thanks Allie, we love your recipes!
Thank you Cindi, so glad you are enjoying the recipes and hope you like this one too!
Alexandra Caspero says
Wow! This dish looks incredible! I love the idea of adding brie to pasta- I bet this is so rich and creamy, can’t wait to try it.
Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen says
You had me at marinated brie. Seriously… I’m loving EVERYTHING about this recipe! It looks so fresh & delicious!
You forgot to add the garlic to your instructions.
Hey thanks Marci – I’ll update it!