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Pasta with Brie, Mushroom, and Arugula

Posted in Food by mcarmen5 on 10/05/2010

I’ve had the idea to make a pasta with brie and arugula for the longest time but never actually got around to doing it.  When I realized that it was getting late and dinner was on me, this quick recipe immediately came to mind.  It’s creamy, flavorful and absolutely easy to make!  I love Brie and arugula, so this is pretty much the perfect dish for me.  Instead of white wine, I subbed in chicken broth and a dash of apple cider vinegar and it tasted great!  I also tossed in bits of turkey bacon, but I think pancetta would be awesome next time.  Make sure to time it so that you’re ready to toss the pasta and sliced brie immediately — you want it to be piping hot for easier melting.  I’ve included more tips and some optional ideas below.  Buon appetito!

Tips:
– Make sure the pasta is piping hot when you toss it with the brie
– Slice brie 1/2″ instead of the 1″ described in the recipe
– White wine substitutes include chicken broth, apple cider vinegar, white wine vinegar and even vermouth!

More ideas:
– Include meat options for the carnivorous or if you want some protein: pancetta and turkey bacon or just plain bacon cut into small pieces
– Sliced portabella make for a smokier, meatier option if you don’t want meat or if you’d like more flavor
– Cooked peas add color and texture

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  1. Jessica Lee said, on 10/08/2010 at 11:20 am

    Hi Melissa,

    This is Jessica and wonder if you still remember me. I met you at your month’s office christmas party last year. The pic on your bolg makes me starving..you are really good at cooking. I wish you a good luck on beaing a lawyer.

    Bye~

    • mlissm said, on 12/21/2010 at 2:27 am

      Hi Jessica!!

      YES, of course I remember you! Thank you so much for reading my blog and for your support :) I really appreciate it! I hope you and my mom had a great time at this year’s holiday party. I wish I could have made it! I’m glad you like my cooking/baking posts, they’re so much fun for me and I love sharing one of my favorite hobbies. I’ll have my mom bring in some cookies for you and your daughter :)

      Happy Holidays!!

      love,
      mel


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