Brie cheese is a delicious and creamy cheese that is often used in appetizers and main dishes.
However, sometimes there is leftover brie cheese after a party or dinner.
So what to do with leftover brie cheese?
Below are some ideas of mine to help you use up that leftover brie cheese.
Let’s take a look at them.
Make a brie and pear tart
Making a brie and pear tart is a delicious and easy way to help use up leftover brie cheese.
To make the tart, you will need 1 sheet of puff pastry, 1 tbsp garlic powder, 2 pears (peeled and cut in half), 75g Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Spicy Pecans, 85g crumbled brie cheese, 1 tbsp Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Balsamic Vinaigrette, and 1 tsp sage.
First, cut the puff pastry in half and roll one piece into a thin rectangle that is about 9 inches wide and 12 inches long.
Place the dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Next, use your fingers to poke holes all over the dough.
Finally, bake for 15 minutes or until the dough is golden brown.
While the crust is baking, mix together the balsamic vinaigrette, garlic powder, and sage in a small bowl.
Next, brush this mixture on top of the cooked pastry crust.
Then sprinkle the crumbled brie cheese evenly over the crust.
Place the pear halves on top of the cheese in an overlapping circular pattern.
Finally, place the Spicy Pecans on top of the pears and bake for 10 minutes.
This brie and pear tart is perfect to serve at dinner parties or to use up leftover brie cheese.
It is easy enough to make for weekday family dinners but impressive enough to serve at a dinner party.
Plus it is delicious and will surely be a crowd-pleaser.
Cut up the brie into cubes and serve with crackers or baguette slices
Cutting up the brie into cubes makes it easy to serve as an appetizer at your next dinner party.
To make this dish, you will need to cut off the very top rind of the cheese.
Make sure you do not cut off too much so that there is enough cheese left for each cube.
Then cut each half of the cheese into four even cubes.
Finally, just serve with some crackers or crusty baguette slices.
This dish is easy to make and very tasty.
You can also experiment with different types of cheeses for this appetizer.
For example, I recently tried cutting up a smoked cheddar cheese.
It was delicious too.
Turn the cheese into a delicious dip or spread
Another way to use leftover brie cheese is to turn it into a tasty appetizer dish.
This is also a great option if you want to make your leftover brie go further and create multiple dishes from one ingredient.
To make this dish, you will need 100g Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Brie Cheese, 1 tbsp garlic powder, and 2 tbsp Belgian beer.
First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Next, mix the brie cheese with the garlic powder and beer in a small bowl.
Then spread this mixture on top of a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Finally, bake for about 15 minutes or until the cheese looks slightly bubbly.
This dish can be served as an appetizer with some crackers or baguette slices.
It is also easy to turn this into a dip by serving it in a small bowl, just like regular spinach artichoke dip.
You could even change the flavor of the dip/spread by changing the type of beer you use.
For example, I recently made this using chocolate stout beer and it turned it into a delicious dark chocolate spread.
Add to pasta sauces or macaroni dishes during cooking
Adding cheese to dishes as they are cooking is a great way to get the flavor of cheese into your meal without needing to add it on top.
This allows you to save time and effort, while also using up leftover brie cheese in a new and creative way.
To make this dish, you will need 1 tbsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp Italian seasoning, and 100g Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Brie Cheese.
First, mix together the garlic powder and Italian seasoning in a small bowl.
Next, chop up the brie cheese into small pieces and add them to a large pot
while cooking your pasta.
Finally, add the herb mixture to the pot when you add in your pasta.
I love to serve this dish with a side of crusty bread or homemade garlic bread.
You could also experiment with different flavor combinations using herbs like basil, oregano, parsley, etc.
This is a great way to get creative with your cooking while saving time and effort by using up leftover brie cheese.
Sprinkle on top of salads or other cold dishes as a garnish
Using leftover brie cheese as a garnish for salads or other cold dishes is another great way to take advantage of this tasty ingredient.
To make this dish, you will need 100g Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Brie Cheese and 1 tsp Italian seasoning.
First, mix together the Italian seasoning in a small bowl.
Then crumble up the brie cheese and sprinkle it on top of your salad.
Finally, enjoy the flavorful pop that the brie cheese adds to your meal.
This is also great if you are serving this dish as an appetizer or appetizer course.
The freshly crumbled brie cheese gives texture to your dish while also adding a burst of flavor.
Add to omelets or scrambled eggs
If you love cheese and eggs, then this is the perfect dish for you.
Crumbled brie cheese mixed into your scrambled eggs will add a burst of flavor to your meal.
This is also another great way to get creative with your cooking while using up leftover brie cheese.
To make this dish, you will need 100g Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Brie Cheese and 1 tsp garlic powder.
First, mix together the garlic powder in a small bowl.
Then crumble up the brie cheese and add it to your scrambled eggs while cooking them.
Finally, enjoy this flavorful twist on a classic breakfast dish.
You can also experiment with different flavor combinations using fresh herbs, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, etc.
This is a great way to experiment with different dishes and add some flare to your cooking.
Add veggies or meat for a simple yet delicious main dish
This is another dish that I love to make when I’m feeling extra creative in the kitchen.
It’s simple, quick to make, and delicious.
To make this dish, you will need 1/2 cup of 100% natural peanut butter (no sugar added), 4 tbsp Heinz Reduced Sugar Ketchup, 3 tsp soy sauce or low sodium soy sauce, 2 tsp onion powder, 2 tsp garlic powder, and 1 tbsp honey.
First, mix together the peanut butter, ketchup, soy sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, and honey in a bowl.
Next, add 2-3 cups of your favorite vegetables or meat to the dish.
I love adding broccoli to this dish because it adds some extra flavor while also giving this dish some crunch.
After cooking your veggies thoroughly, add your peanut sauce to the pan and let it simmer for at least 10 minutes.
You can serve this dish on its own if you want a more crunchy, flavorful base or over some rice noodles or cauliflower rice if you want to enjoy this dish as a more filling meal.
The best way to use up leftover brie cheese is by turning it into a tasty appetizer dish, adding it to pasta sauces or macaroni dishes during cooking, sprinkling it on top of salads or other cold dishes as a garnish, or experimenting with different flavor combinations.
What are some creative ways that you have found success using leftovers? Let me know.