Deliciously creamy Boursin pasta recipe you will love, pasta tossed in a creamy cheesy sundried tomato sauce. It is simple, easy, and comes together in 15 minutes. You can serve this pasta on its own as a delicious vegetarian dish or a meatless meal, otherwise, serve with roasted chicken, shrimp, bacon bits, or salmon.
What makes Boursin pasta so good
Boursin pasta recipe is so simple to make yet it is packed full of delicious flavors. This creamy cheese pasta is perfect for a busy weeknight as it is quick to make and if you also want to eat something meatless but not compromising on taste.
You will only need a few ingredients that you may surprisingly have in your pantry already. The flavor of creamy Boursin cheese compliments the sun-dried tomatoes so well.
That said, you can use any vegetables of choice such as peas, zucchini, roasted pepper, broccoli, carrots, and many more.
This recipe is
- Quick and easy
- Vegetarian and can be made gluten-free
- Perfect for a busy weeknight as it only comes together in 15 minutes and requires a minimal prep
What you'll need
Here is the list of ingredients you will need to make this amazing quick and easy pasta recipe.
Pasta: any small-shaped pasta works best and that said, you can use spaghetti or linguine as well.
Boursin Cheese: this is a soft crumbly and spreadable cheese with herbs that comes in a box. use any flavored Boursin cheese, I am using garlic and herbs. However, if not available, substitute with cream cheese or ricotta but remember it may not taste the same but close enough.
Parmesan cheese, freshly grated from a block. this is better than pre-grated as it tastes much better
Sundried tomatoes - this is a must to make the sauce flavorful, I am using oil-packed sundried for this recipe, however, you can substitute with olives or roasted peppers.
Sundried tomatoes oil: I used this instead of normal olive oil for added flavor
Butter: Salted or unsalted is fine just make sure to adjust the salt accordingly when cooking. You can however omit butter completely and substitute it with olive oil.
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Onions: I used yellow onions, you can substitute with shallots for a mellow flavor
Fresh garlic substitute with garlic powder
Heat: I used dried jalapeno and red pepper for a little heat and kick. Use both if you have them or one you prefer. Cayenne pepper is also a close substitute for these peppers.
Pasta water: substitute with low sodium chicken stock.
How to make Boursin pasta
Boil the pasta according to the packet instructions in salted water until al dente and reserve some pasta water. Whilst the pasta is boiling, move on to making the cream sauce.
Melt butter and olive over medium-high heat then saute finely chopped onions and garlic until fragrant, soft, and translucent. Add sundried tomatoes, dried jalapeno pepper, and stir to combine, continue to cook for another minute (do keep an eye so it doesn't burn).
Add grated parmesan cheese and Boursin cheese into the sauteed aromatics and stir in some pasta water to make it emulsified and creamy. (the pasta should be done at this time, drain and still reserve some water)
Add the drained pasta to the sauce, stir or toss to combine. Take it off the heat and serve immediately with more parmesan cheese and fresh lemon juice. enjoy!
Boursin pasta recipe variations
Make it like Tik Tok baked feta pasta, swap feta for Boursin cheese, add some tomatoes, seasoning, and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Break the baked tomatoes into the cheese to make a creamy sauce then toss in some cooked pasta. taste and adjust the seasoning to preference.
How to store
Fridge: This pasta dish is best eaten right away! If you do have any leftovers, be sure to allow it to cool completely before placing it in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container
To reheat: You can reheat the pasta in the microwave or on the stovetop. Add a splash of water to aid the reheating process.
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Can I make this recipe gluten-free
Yes, you can use any gluten-free pasta of choice. cook the gluten-free pasta according to the packet instructions and follow the steps in the recipe to complete the cooking.
What is Boursin cheese
Boursin is a soft cheese made with pasteurized cultured milk and cream flavored with different selections of dried and fresh herbs. It comes in different flavors such as garlic and herb, chive and onion, fig and balsamic, etc. The first original flavored cheese was garlic and fine herbs and it was created in 1957.
If you are wondering what Gournay Cheese is, well, according to Boursin's history, Gournary (Normandy) is actually the name of where the founder François Boursin opened his cheese factory. Boursin is usually available at most major supermarkets, you will find it near the cream cheese section.
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Boursin Pasta Recipe
- 300 g dried pasta
- 150 g Boursin Cheese 1 box of Boursin cheese, use any flavour of choice, I used garlic and herbs.
- ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
- ⅓ cup sundried tomatoes chopped
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- ½ cup yellow onions finely chopped
- 2 large garlic cloves chopped
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Dried jalapeno and red pepper flakes to taste
- Pasta water 1 - 2 cups
- Boil the pasta according to the packet instructions in salted water until al dente and reserve some pasta water (about a cup). Whilst the pasta is boiling, move on to making the cream sauce.
- Melt butter and olive over medium-high heat then saute finely chopped onions and garlic until fragrant, soft, and translucent. Add chopped sundried tomatoes, dried jalapeno pepper and red pepper flakes, and stir to combine, continue to cook for another minute.(do keep an eye so it doesn't burn)
- Add Boursin cheese and grated parmesan cheese into the sauteed aromatics and stir in some pasta water (in bits) to make it emulsified and a creamy constituency is achieved.
- Add the drained pasta to the sauce, stir or toss to combine(add more pasta water if need be). Take it off the heat and serve immediately with more parmesan cheese, garlic bread and fresh lemon juice. Enjoy!
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