This Boursin pasta recipe is absolutely as rich and decadent as it sounds. It’s creamy, infused with fragrant herbs from this incredible cheese, and ready in just minutes. It’s the perfect lunch, dinner, or side dish when served with your favorite protein.

Yes, this Boursin cheese pasta is my kind of weeknight dinner, friends! Cheesy, creamy goodness that clings to every bite of pasta… creating the simplest, memorable dish you’re going to love.

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If you’ve been following along for long, you know I love pasta. I love it a lot. Basically, if I could choose one perfect food to eat forever… it would be pasta in pretty much any format.

But a creamy, cheesy pasta that is easy to make? That’s my ultimate comfort food! And this Boursin pasta checks all the boxes.

Boursin cheese is so packed full of herbal, zesty flavor that it makes a statement all on its own. That’s why it works so beautifully in this Boursin Chicken recipe… it creates a creamy, rich sauce that coats every inch of this pasta with ease.

Don’t Skip These: If you love family friendly pasta dinners, don’t skip this incredible round-up of Chicken Pasta Recipes!

In fact, it’s so easy, with such minimal ingredients, that I hesitate to call it a recipe at all. If you want to customize it more for your family’s tastes, be sure to check out this Homemade Boursin Cheese recipe to create something incredible!

A white serving bowl full of Boursin pasta topped with chives.

Boursin Pasta

But we all know that a shortcut every now and then is the best. And that’s what makes this pasta so great: you need pasta, and a container of Boursin. Yes, that’s it! Let’s get started.

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Incredibly Easy – This pasta takes just two ingredients and a few minutes to make! It’s a perfect weeknight meal.
  • Family Friendly – Easy, cheesy and happy tummies! It’s so flexible and easy to add protein or a side salad for a wholesome dinner.
  • Fresh, Vibrant Flavor – The fresh herbal flavor of Boursin cheese takes this simple pasta to a new level.
Close up of Boursin cheese pasta with penne.

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Pasta – I chose penne, but you can truly use whatever you have in your pantry. Or, even better… learn how to make homemade pasta or egg noodles!
  • Boursin cheese – this recipe requires a standard 5.3 ounce package of Boursin, or make your own Homemade Boursin.

Variations

  • Try a different flavor profile for your Boursin Cheese. Garlic and herb would be delicious here, or shallots and chives – any of the options!
  • You can use any kind of pasta shape you prefer – I always try to choose something that has plenty of grooves for the sauce to stick.
  • The chopped chives add a beautiful touch of color, but you can substitute any fresh herbs or eliminate completely.
A white serving bowl full of Boursin pasta topped with chives.

How to Make Boursin Pasta in Just Three Easy Steps

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat and prepare pasta al dente. Penne pasta cooking in a stainless steel pan.
  2. Drain pasta and return to pot.
  3. Over low heat, toss pasta with Boursin. Serve immediately.
  4. Optional: Garnish with fresh chives, basil, thyme or parsley. Boursin pasta in a stainless steel pan on a stovetop.

Tips

  • Prep – This recipe is incredibly quick so prep first by crumbling your Boursin and chopping your herbs.
  • Don’t Overheat – Lower heat is always better for creating that creamy sauce to avoid separation and scalding.
  • Save Pasta Water – This can be so helpful to add a touch of starchy water to your sauce in case you’d like to thin it out a little!

Make More (or Less!)

Scaling up, down or substituting? You’ll love this printable Measurement Conversion Chart!

A white serving bowl full of Boursin pasta topped with chives.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Boursin cheese melt well?

It’s a soft cheese and melts quite easily.

What is Boursin cheese made of?

Boursin is a soft, spreadable cheese infused with fragrant herbs and garlic.

Is Boursin actually cheese?

Yes, Boursin is actually quite similar to cream cheese. It’s like a flavored cream cheese filled with touches of fresh herbs.

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Serving Suggestions

Serve this cheesy pasta with any of your favorite proteins, salads or veggie side dishes for a well-rounded meal.

A white serving bowl full of Boursin pasta topped with chives.

How to Store

  • At Room Temperature – This Boursin pasta recipe can sit out for up to two hours while serving.
  • Refrigerate – Bring to room temperature and store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to three days.
  • Freeze – This recipe freezes well! Store your Boursin pasta in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator before use.
Close up of Boursin cheese pasta with penne.

How to Reheat Pasta

To reheat this Boursin cheese pasta, you can try a couple different methods.

  • Bake it in a baking dish at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, giving it a more tender pasta bite with crunchy edges.
  • Reheat on the stove top, stirring frequently over low heat to avoid separating the cheese. Consider adding a little warm water, milk or broth to loosen the sauce a bit as it warms through.

Dietary Considerations

  • Vegetarian
  • Nut Free
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Boursin Pasta

This Boursin pasta recipe is absolutely rich and decadent. It's creamy, infused with fragrant herbs from this incredible cheese, and ready in just minutes. It's the perfect lunch, dinner, or side dish when served with your favorite protein.
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
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Ingredients  

  • 1 pound pasta any type
  • 1 cup boursin (about a 5.3 ounce package)

Instructions 

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat.
  • Prepare pasta al dente.
  • Drain pasta and return to pot.
  • Over low heat, toss pasta with boursin. Serve immediately.
  • Optional: Garnish with fresh chives, basil, thyme or parsley.

Julie’s Tips

  • Prep – This recipe is incredibly quick so prep first by crumbling your Boursin and chopping your herbs.
  • Don’t Overheat – Lower heat is always better for creating that creamy sauce to avoid separation and scalding.
  • Save Pasta Water – This can be so helpful to add a touch of starchy water to your sauce in case you’d like to thin it out a little!

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Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 408IU | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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