Fig Brie Blue Cheese Pasta Bake

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Fig Brie Blue Cheese Pasta Bake is one gooey, luscious, and scrumptious meal.

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Keeping it Short

Today I am not going to have a long post, my friends. No storytelling. No funny stories. No lullabies (Wait. How are lullabies relevant to this? I don’t know. Perhaps, I just like a relevantly new James Morrison’s song “Too Late for Lullabies”).

But the bottom line is that you won’t find any crap unnecessary words today. There is only one matter – the star of this post. It’s all about this Fig Brie Blue Cheese Pasta Bake. It doesn’t need any words today.

If you have read my previous post you know I’ve decided to dedicate all fig recipes to Chey and David who have been missing fresh figs around them this season. Which is why I didn’t send the originally bought for these guys fresh figs but instead made this Fig Brie Blue Cheese Pasta Bake (As well as 39…no, 42 other fantastic recipes).

Fig Brie Blue Cheese Pasta Bake|Havocinthekitchen.com

Fig Brie Blue Cheese Pasta Bake|Havocinthekitchen.com

At first, I planned on making similar to this Fig Pasta meal, just with a few new elements like blue cheese. Then I thought that baked pasta might be a good idea! What could be better than some gooey, creamy, velvety, herbaceous, and a little piquant pasta with a lovely golden crust?

Right! This Fig Brie Blue Cheese Pasta Bake is a better way to enjoy your seasonal pasta.

Fig Brie Blue Cheese Pasta Bake|Havocinthekitchen.com

Fig Brie Blue Cheese Pasta Bake|Havocinthekitchen.com

Fig Brie Blue Cheese Pasta Bake

The part of the brie and blue cheese is melted in a delicious creamy silky sauce while the remaining cheese pieces are mixed with the pasta. This pasta is flavored with loads of fresh thyme and a little oregano. Also, I sprinkled the pasta with some pine nuts because why not? And figs, not to mention the figs – while baking they are turning soft, ambrosian, and aromatic but not too mushy.

The only one thing I’d like to mention is about the saltiness of blue cheese – taste it while making the sauce and if necessary add less or more blue cheese / brie to adjust the taste.

Fig Brie Blue Cheese Pasta Bake is a perfect comfort seasonal meal which you should enjoy this fall right now.

It is also the perfect recipe to dedicate to all food bloggers who are missing figs.

Fig Brie Blue Cheese Pasta Bake|Havocinthekitchen.com

Fig Brie Blue Cheese Pasta Bake|Havocinthekitchen.com

Fig Brie Blue Cheese Pasta Bake|Havocinthekitchen.com

Fig Brie Blue Cheese Pasta Bake|Havocinthekitchen.com

 

Fig Brie Blue Cheese Pasta Bake

Ingredients

  • 4 cups dry pasta (about 225 gr)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup blue cheese, crumbled and divided
  • 150-170 gr double cream brie, torn and divided
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano
  • 2-3 very soft figs, finely chopped
  • 3-4 ripe but firm figs, halved or quartered
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
  2. Cook the pasta in a slightly salted water until almost al dente (few minutes less). Drain reserving a little of water.
  3. In a meanwhile, in a small saucepan melt the butter over the low heat. Add the milk, cream cheese, 1/2 cup of blue cheese, and 100 gr. brie. Constantly stirring with a whisk, cook for a few minutes until all ingredients combines. Stir in the herbs and the chopped figs.
  4. Stir in the pasta and mix. If the sauce is thick, add a little reserved water. Try and adjust saltiness.
  5. Mix the pasta with the remaining blue cheese and brie and transfer to a baking dish. Arrange the quartered/halved figs on top. Bake for about 15 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with the pine nuts. Increase the temperature (About 240 C) and grill just a few minutes until the top is golden and bubbly.
  7. Remove from the oven and let the pasta stand for 10-15 minutes before serving.
  8. Enjoy!

Notes

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6 Thoughts on “Fig Brie Blue Cheese Pasta Bake

  1. Such a wonderful pairing of flavors, Ben! I adore figs and blue cheese – but never had them in pasta – brilliant my friend, simply brilliant!
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  2. Lucky us to have figs available, although my tree is now void of anymore. Between the birds and me they are all gone until next season. But the store do have them and I would like to give this a try. Cheesy pasta and the sweet fig sound like a wonderful pairing and with fresh herbs and the pine nuts I am sold. Nice one Ben!
    Kevin | Keviniscooking recently posted…Pan Seared Chicken with MushroomsMy Profile

  3. Wow, that looks good. Timely too, I just bought a bunch of fresh figs from the shop. How kind of you to dedicate such a lovely dish to the less fortunate in the fig department!!

  4. Ben!! looks like we are on a fig frenzies this week!! Looks good! too good to be eaten!

  5. Such a great idea, Ben! I have never thought of adding figs to a pasta bake, but I’m sure it’s amazing. Simply genius!
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  6. There you go again rubbing my lack of figs in my face! Haha! Seriously though, this looks amazing. I love figs + blue cheese but I’ve never thought about turning that combination into a pasta dish. So creative! Maybe you should send me some to be nice? :-)
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