Boursin Cheese Pasta

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You’ll only need 6 ingredients and 30 minutes to put together this creamy Boursin cheese pasta. It’s a delicious, quick and easy recipe the whole family will enjoy!

Suitable for vegetarian diets.

the completed Boursin cheese pasta served on a white plate.

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This Boursin cheese pasta is one of my favorite easy recipes for all seasons. I love how easy it is to pull together, using just a few simple ingredients for as a quick weeknight dinner or lunch. Even better, it is delicious enough to serve to guests for any occasion.

Do you still remember the awesome viral TikTok baked feta pasta with tomatoes? This creamy Boursin tomato pasta is another take on this TikTok pasta, and it is now one of our go to pasta dishes.

Simple Comfort Food Pasta

This comforting dish is made with pantry staples or ingredients you get from your grocery store, with minimal prep, and can be easily scaled to feed a crowd or for weekly meal prep.

And like my other fave lemon butter salmon pasta, it is delicious, cozy and yet light enough to serve all year round. Adding in leftover turkey or chicken makes it more substantial. In fact, I love whipping this up just so I can use those Christmas and Thanksgiving leftovers. Any excuse friends, any excuse.

a serving of the Boursin pasta on a white plate.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Uncooked pasta – Pretty much use your favorite pasta. It all works.
  • Boursin cheese – I am biased towards the garlic and herb version. I mix and match what flavor I use when I get the Costo variety packs of this.
  • Grape tomatoes – While I tend to use grape tomatoes, cherry tomatoes work well too.
  • Flavoring – Add extra flavoring with olive oil. 
  • Leftover cooked white meat – I tend to use leftover chicken or turkey meat cubed into bite-sized pieces. Extra leftovers can be used in this cranberry chicken salad.
  • Reserved pasta water – This starchy water helps thin out the creamy pasta sauce while also adding in tons of flavor.
the completed pasta with Boursin recipe served on a white plate.

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How To Make It

Get complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card further below.

top down view of the baked boursin cheese and tomatoes inside the baking dish.

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F / 190 degrees C / gas mark 5. Add the tomatoes to a baking dish, top with the two rounds of Boursin cheese and drizzle on the olive oil. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the tomatoes are tender and burst.

Step 2. Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to the package instructions. When done, set aside ¾ cup of the starchy pasta water before draining.

the finished boursin pasta recipe in the baking dish and ready to serve.

Step 3. About 5 minutes before the tomatoes and cheese are done roasting, add in the meat pieces to warm through.

Step 4. When the tomato cheese mix is done baking, remove from the oven and mix in cooked pasta and ½ cup of reserved pasta water. Feel free to add more water until you get your desired sauce consistency.

Bintu’s Tips And Notes

  • If you have time, take the Boursin cheese out of your refrigerator about 30 minutes before cooking. This softens it up, making it easier to melt.
  • Save the paste water – Many times I have mistakenly drained all the pasta water without saving any. It will still taste good with plain water, but friend, it tastes sooo much better with pasta water.
  • Vary the meat – I interchange cooked chicken or cooked turkey meat in this. Use some air fryer chicken breast or air fryer turkey breast or even some crockpot whole chicken shredded up.
  • Vegetarian version – Just use some cooked mushrooms instead of meat.
  • Add greens – Mix in some spinach and fresh herbs like basil for even more yumness.
  • Add more seasoning – I love adding in other things like red pepper flakes, jalapeños, Italian seasoning, garlic and onion powder. My fave addition is some lemon zest.
  • Adjust sauce – Thin out the sauce by adding extra pasta water. If you find it too thin, you can thicken it with some grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Scale it up – You can easily mix in 14-16 ounces of pasta. No need to add extra cheese, just add in an extra 3-4 ounces of tomatoes, some more olive oil, and reserve a little bit more pasta water for mixing.
  • Make it cheesier – Oooooooh any excuse to add in some Parmesan in.
a fork removing a bite of the cheese pasta from a plate.

Storage

  • Prep Ahead – Add the tomatoes, cheese, olive oil, salt and pepper into the baking dish and refrigerate.
  • Store – keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. If you keep back some of the pasta water you can use that to loosen the pasta up.

FAQs

Can I Make This Gluten Free?

You totally can. Just use some gluten free pasta instead. I personally use barilla gluten free pasta when I need to.

What is Boursin Cheese?

It is a soft French cream style cheese that has various flavors added. It makes a great dip or spread, but can also make awesome comfort food pasta recipes like this one.

Can I Make This Dairy Free?

I have seen plant based Boursin, but have never tried cooking this dish with it. I would love for you to come back and tell me how it went if you tried.

top down view of the completed pasta with Boursin cheese in a baking dish.

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the completed Boursin cheese pasta served on a white plate.
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Boursin Cheese Pasta

This is easy to pull together, using just a few simple ingredients for as a quick weeknight dinner or lunch.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: American, Western
Servings: 4
Calories: 726kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces (280g) uncooked pasta
  • 10 ounces (560g) garlic and herb Boursin cheese spreads
  • 10 ounces (280g) grape tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups (435g) cooked cubed chicken
  • ¾ cup (180ml) reserved pasta water (you will use some, but not all)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F / 190 degrees C / gas mark 5.
  • Add the tomatoes into a baking dish and top with the two rounds of Boursin cheese. Drizzle on the olive oil.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the tomatoes are tender and burst.
  • While baking, bring a pot of salted water to the boil and cook your pasta according to the package instructions. When done, set aside ¾ cup of the starchy pasta water and then drain the pasta.
  • About 5 minutes before the tomatoes and cheese are done roasting, add in the meat pieces to warm through.
  • When tomato cheese mix is done baking, remove from the oven and mix in the cooked pasta and ½ cup of the reserved pasta water. Feel free to add more water until you get your desired sauce consistency. Serve warm.
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Nutrition

Calories: 726kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 515mg | Potassium: 534mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1.34IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg

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