This quick cook vegetarian mushroom and brie pasta is ideal for a fast veggie dinner, Fusilli pasta twists mixed with crispy fried mushrooms and fresh peas, lightly coated in a brie cheese and cream sauce flavoured with black pepper and basil. Serve the pasta with crispy garlic bread and for extra decadence add some parmesan shavings .
This simple pasta recipe, has delicious fusilli pasta served in a creamy mushroom and brie sauce. To make this dish cook the pasta in boiling water, slice and fry the mushrooms till lightly caramelised. Cut the brie into small squares, add the cream and brie to the mushrooms, cook till the cheese melts then add the peas. Drain the pasta reserving a little cooking water. Return the pasta to the pan and add the brie and mushroom sauce, with a little pasta water to loosen the sauce. Serve with a sprinkle of chopped basil.
For other dinner ideas you can change the pasta type, we have used fusilli, but penne or spaghetti works well, use a plain pasta rather than a whole wheat or flavoured one as they will change the overall flavours of the dish.
You can also change the cheese, you will need a creamy brie like cheese like camembert, or a creamy goat’s cheese. Be careful if you choose goats cheese as it has a stronger taste so use less cheese and a little more cream.
When draining the pasta always save some of the pasta water as it is great for losing your pasta sauce, if it becomes too thick.
This dish is so easy to cook and tastes amazing, the mushroom and brie cheese work beautifully together and the addition of peas and basil cut through the creaminess of this perfect pasta dish
Is brie good for cooking?
Yes, brie is perfect for cooking, particularly when you want a strong cheese that melts well. You can bake it on its own as a starter, you can add it to
white sauces used to coat vegetables
a creamy topping for savoury tarts
in a cheese fondue
in toasted sandwiches
What goes well with brie?
There are lots of ingredients that go well with brie, it really depends on how you are serving the brie.
If you are serving it cold or on a cheese board, then it goes with fruit like grapes and apples, or sweet pickles and chutneys
If you are cooking with brie, it goes well with sweet vegetables like peas and oniony vegetables like leeks and savoury vegetables like mushrooms
How long does brie last in the fridge?
Store it in an airtight container and it will last one to two weeks
Can you eat the white part of brie?
Yes, the white part of the brie or the “bloom” is perfectly safe to eat and is packed full of flavour so if you’re eating or cooking with brie, we recommend you use the white parts of the cheese