Brie Mac and Cheese

Brie Mac and Cheese is a delicious dinner idea for your family! If you are looking for the best brie cheese recipes, this pasta with brie is so good! Baked mac and cheese is a really easy recipe that everyone is capable of doing.

Creamy brie, macaroni and crunchy crumb bits on top of the baked pasta dinner. Doesn’t the thought of this make you salivate?

This is one of the best recipes for leftover brie. You don’t want to miss it! The addition of brie makes this pasta bake a delicious and luxurious comfort dinner.

I hope this pasta with brie will become one of your favorite meatless dinner recipes. Take your traditional mac and cheese to the next level!

This is a great meatless main or side dish that you can serve it as a side dish with chicken.

Brie Mac and Cheese in a blue baking tray

Brie cheese sauce for pasta

It is like Bechamel sauce with addition of Brie cheese.
To make the sauce melt butter in a pot, then whisk in flour.
Add chopped onion and garlic in the pot.
Then slowly add milk, mixing with a whisk or spatula.
Add cheese in the milk and wait for it to melt, whisking again until smooth.
And spices – pepper, thyme, paprika. Then a ladle of pasta water.
Cook about 4 minutes, whisking, until smooth and thick.
All you need to do is mix cooked pasta with brie sauce and bake to perfection.

Brie Mac and Cheese in a baking tray, view from top

How to make brie mac and cheese

Make Brie cheese sauce as instructed.
While the sauce is cooking on the stove, boil a pot with salted water for the pasta.
Cook macaroni al dente, which means just 2-3 minutes less than instructed on a package. It will ensure your pasta won’t fall apart after baking.
Drain pasta and mix with the sauce.
Put in a baking dish, sprinkle breadcrumbs on top. Then sprinkle paprika on top.
Then just put it in a preheated oven and bake 15 minutes until the sauce is bubbly on the sides and the pasta is crispy on top.
Try this creamy Brie Mac and cheese!

Should you cover your mac and cheese when baking

It takes only 15 minutes to bake mac and cheese and it becomes crispy, so no, don’t cover it.

Brie Mac and Cheese in a white plate, served on a napkin, view from top

Why isn’t my mac and cheese creamy

Possibly you added a lot of pasta, thickened the sauce too much or baked brie mac for too long. Follow the instructions in the recipe card. Also keep in mind, the more it cools, less liquid the sauce will be.

Ingredients for mac and cheese

You will need butter, milk, flour, chopped onion and grated cheese for the sauce.
Brie cheese melts perfectly, and the final dish becomes buttery and delicious. Don’t take the rind off brie. Just cut it in smaller pieces and add as instructed.
I choose pasta shells for this recipe, but you can use macaroni or other short pasta.
For the crunchy topping, add toasted breadcrumbs.
The seasoning is quite simple – salt, pepper, thyme and paprika.
I also added red pepper flakes and dried chives for topping.

Ingredients for Brie Mac and Cheese, served in separate bowls
Ingredients for Brie Mac and Cheese: Grated cheese, Brie cheese, milk, bread crisps, shell pasta, butter cubes, flour, pepper flakes, chopped onions

You can adjust this baked mac and cheese with addition of sun dried tomatoes, seafood, bacon or mushrooms.

Try our other Italian pasta recipes, such as Pasta Al Forno and Cacio e Pepe. American Chop Suey is an easy pasta recipe for dinner!

If you want to serve this homemade Brie mac and cheese with chicken, try one of our recipes: Roasted chicken, Baked chicken breast

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Brie Mac and Cheese recipe with dried peppers

Brie Mac and Cheese

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Brie Mac and Cheese is a delicious dinner idea for your family! If you are looking for the best brie cheese recipes, this pasta with brie is the a good recipe to try.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6
Calories 616 kcal
Equipment
  • 1 7 x 10 inch / 18 x 25 cm baking dish
  • 2 large pots
  • ladle
  • Oven
  • mortar and pestle




Ingredients
 
 

  • 113 g butter cubes
  • 700 ml milk
  • 34 g flour
  • 350 g macaroni shells
  • 70 g cheese freshly grated*
  • 200 g brie cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 slices crispbread
  • 1 tbsp Dried red pepper flakes optional, for topping
  • 1/2 tsp Dried chives optional, for topping



Instructions
 
  • Preheat oven to 350 F / 180 C.
    Preheat oven to 350 F / 180 C.
  • Boil large pot of water with salt. Cook macaroni al dente (2-3 minutes less than instructed on the package). Drain, but leave a ladle of pasta water aside.
    350 g macaroni shells, 1/2 tsp salt
    Boil large pot of water with salt. Cook macaroni al dente (2-3 minutes less than instructed on the package). Drain, but leave a ladle of pasta water aside.
  • Melt butter in a pot.
    113 g butter cubes
    Melt butter in a pot.
  • Whisk in flour.
    34 g flour
    Whisk in flour.
  • Add chopped onion and garlic.
    1/2 onion, 2 garlic cloves
    Add chopped onion and garlic.
  • Whisk in milk.
    700 ml milk
    Whisk in milk.
  • Add Brie and grated cheese.
    70 g cheese, 200 g brie cheese
    Add Brie and grated cheese.
  • Add spices.
    1/2 tsp ground black pepper, 1 tsp ground thyme, 1 tsp ground paprika
    Add spices.
  • Add a ladle of reserved pasta water in the sauce. Cook 4 minutes.
    Add a ladle of reserved pasta water in the sauce. Cook 4 minutes.
  • Mix pasta with cheese sauce.
    Mix pasta with cheese sauce.
  • Make crumbs from crispbread, using mortar and pestle.
    2 slices crispbread
    Make crumbs from crispbread, using mortar and pestle.
  • Transfer pasta to the baking dish.
    Transfer pasta to the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle paprika and breadcrumbs on top.
    1 tbsp Dried red pepper flakes
    Sprinkle paprika and breadcrumbs on top.
  • Bake 15 minutes until bubbly and crispy on top. Sprinkle with chives before serving.
    1/2 tsp Dried chives
    Bake 15 minutes until bubbly and crispy on top. Sprinkle chives before serving.
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Notes
Store up to 5 days in the fridge.
* Don't use pre-grated cheese, as it won't melt smoothly in the sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Brie Mac and Cheese
Amount per Serving
Calories
616
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
34
g
52
%
Saturated Fat
 
20
g
125
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Cholesterol
 
100
mg
33
%
Sodium
 
675
mg
29
%
Potassium
 
449
mg
13
%
Carbohydrates
 
57
g
19
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
8
g
9
%
Protein
 
22
g
44
%
Vitamin A
 
1827
IU
37
%
Vitamin C
 
4
mg
5
%
Calcium
 
326
mg
33
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword easy, meatless, pasta bake

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