Pasta With Brie, Tomatoes, Olives, and Basil

Total Time
25 mins
5 mins

From Bon Appetit with a couple small changes. The Brie coats the rigatoni like a creamy pasta sauce.

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  1. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet *off heat*, place cheese cubes, tomatoes, olives, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Still off heat, stir to separate cheese pieces. Mix in chopped basil.
  3. Add hot pasta and 1/4 cup reserved pasta liquid to skillet with cheese mixture.
  4. Place over medium heat and toss until cheese is partially melted and sauce coats pasta, adding more reserved pasta liquid by tablespoonfuls if dry, about 4-5 minutes.
  5. Season to taste with salt (if needed) and serve.