Sometimes it’s easy to forget that food should be fun, not complicated when you’re lost in the holiday hustle. This is why celebrity chef Matt Basile has created a simple and approachable recipe – perfect for when you want to #gettothegoodstuff: Delicious food and quality time with family and friends, virtually or safely in-person. 

Join your loved ones while they’re cozying up around the fire or toasting to the year ahead with Chef Matt Basile’s Holiday Baked Brie. A recipe that is easy to prepare and even easier to share with loved ones, helping you stay connected to the good stuff in life.  Featuring Tostitos Mango Salsa and Tostitos Restaurant Style tortilla chips, this holiday dish is a little sweet, a little cheesy, a little crunchy and a lot tasty!

1 bag Tostitos Restaurant Style tortilla chips
2 tbsp Tostitos Mango salsa
1 wheel double cream brie (300 g – 450 g)
1/2 cup Spanish onions, sliced
1 orange, zested
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 centre cut cauliflower steaks
3 tbsp water
4 tbsp canola oil, divided
2 tbsp dried cranberries, chopped
2 tbsp pecans, chopped
1 tbsp chives, chopped
Maldon salt for garnish
Heat 2 tbsp canola oil in a pan on high heat and add sliced onion. Toss onions so the oil fully coats them, then let them sit while cooking for 2-3 minutes. Add the soy sauce to the pan and toss, and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Reduce the heat to low (almost simmer) and add brown sugar, Tostitos Mango salsa and 3 tbsp water. Let cook until onions absorb all the liquid in the pan, soften and absorb until they’re a rich colour.

In a separate pan heat oil on high and place both cauliflower steaks down and cook for 3 minutes per side to get a nice golden brown sear on both sides, then transfer it to an oven at 375F for 10 minutes. Top with brie and caramelized onions and place back in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and place on a board surrounded by Tostitos Restaurant Style tortilla chips and garnish with the crushed pecans, chopped dried cranberries, zest from 1 orange, chopped chives and Maldon salt to finish.

So whether it’s a black-tie affair or a low-key holiday with friends, you can’t go wrong with a bit of cheese and a lot of love. For this recipe and other delicious Tostitos creations from Chef Matt, visit!