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Brie Mac & Cheese

Course Entree
Cuisine Vegetarian
Servings 9
Calories 344 kcal
Author Molly Yeh


  • 8 ounces pipe rigate or medium shells
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ small onion , finely chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • teaspoon ground allspice
  • Black pepper
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • ¼ pound Brie cheese , rind removed and finely chopped
  • ¼ pound Gruyère cheese , shredded
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple , chopped into ½-inch pieces
  • ½ cup walnuts , toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Grease an 8 x 8-inch baking dish.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the package directions, reducing the cooking time by 1 minute. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring, until the onion is soft and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the paprika, cayenne, nutmeg, allspice, and a few turns of pepper and cook for 2 minutes more. Increase the heat to medium-high and add the flour, whisking until combined, then cook for 1 minute. Add half the milk, whisking continuously until thickened, about 5 minutes, and then repeat with the other half of the milk. Add the Brie and Gruyère and stir until the cheese is melted. Remove from the heat and add the pasta.
  4. Set aside about one-quarter of the apple and stir the remaining into the pasta mixture.
  5. Pour the mixture into the baking dish and top it with the walnuts, Parmesan, and reserved chopped apple. Bake until the top is browned, about 25 minutes. Cool for minutes and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Brie Mac & Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 221mg10%
Potassium 254mg7%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 525IU11%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 241mg24%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.