Nduja Stuffed Baked Brie

I was hesitant to post this recipe, not because it isn’t delicious, but because you really don’t have to do much. It’s slightly more challenging than Rachael Ray’s famous Late Night Bacon, only because you’re required to use a knife and fold puff pastry.

The morning after the Super Bowl, I laid in bed, perusing Instagram and Twitter to see what horribly wonderful creations everyone had eaten. Nachos, pizza, dip after dip after dip. Then I saw a baked brie.

Baked brie is one of life’s greatest joys, but it seems like everyone does the same thing—some kind of chutney or jam, maybe some dried fruit, or, occasionally, mushrooms. I’m bored. I need more excitement in my life. I had spicy cheese dip on my mind, then I saw the brie, and it happened.

I’m going to stuff brie with ‘nduja then bake it, I yelled to no one.

And so I did.

Serving depends on how fat your friends are


‘Nduja-stuffed Brie

    1 wheel of brie
    1 log of ‘nduja
    Puff pastry



Put your wheel of brie in the freezer for 30 minutes or so to allow for easier cutting.

Cut brie in half, then spread as much ‘nduja as you’d like on it. Don’t be cheap with it.

Wrap the brie with puff pastry—it doesn’t have to look pretty. I followed The Kitchn’s guide. Bake according to the puff pastry brand’s instructions, something like 40 minutes at 400F.

Drizzle it with Mike’s Hot Honey for some sweetness. Serve with crackers or something.


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  1. SPICY baked brie!? You have made my Monday, you beautiful human. This is bringing all of my wildest and cheesiest dreams to life!

  2. Such a creative idea. The flavors sound amazing.

  3. “I’m going to stuff brie with ‘nduja then bake it, I yelled to no one.” — lol, glad I’m not the only one who talks to myself in the kitchen 🙂

  4. This looks amazing. I have never heard of ‘Nduja but now I am super curious to try it. Thank you for turning me onto something new.

    • It’s a spicy spreadable salami from Calabria. It’s great! I don’t recommend La Quercia, which you’ll find in a lot of groceries. But most others will work!

  5. That looks amazing. Can’t wait to try it!

  6. Christine

    Spencer: great meeting you tonite at the brewery! Your site is amazing and my husband and I will be regulars at your site. The recipes looks amazing. And the photos superb. That mole beef neck has my name written all over it! Keep up the good work!

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