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Easy Boursin Cheese Baked Pasta (like on TikTok)

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Move over Tiktok feta pasta! This baked Boursin cheese pasta is even more creamy, delicious, and flavorful. Plus, it’s easy, so it’s great for meal prep!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
£1.17
Makes: 4
mains
French
Freezable

This is a revamp of the Tiktok famous baked feta pasta from a few years ago. This creamy Boursin cheese pasta dish is a quick and easy one-pot meal that is uber-flavorful and delicious. It features bold flavors from the cheese and brightness from the roasted tomatoes. This simple meal idea is a great weeknight meal that even kids will love.

A skillet pan with roasted cherry tomatoes, red onion and roasted soft cheese centre.

Why you’ll love this recipe

Quick and easy: This Boursin pasta is an easy meal idea for a busy weeknight, as you only need about 10-15 minutes of prep time.

Rich flavors:  The yummy Boursin cheese already has most of the flavours you need, garlic and herbs, so you won’t need to use many other ingredients to get rich flavours from this Boursin cheese pasta.

Comforting Creamy Sauce: Melting the cheese in the oven helps it turn into a rich Boursin cheese sauce that’s creamy, delicious, and addictive.

Family Favorite:  Since this Boursin pasta recipe is flavorful, easy, and relatively quick to make, even the kids will love it! It is like mac and cheese but with better flavours!

Use leftover pasta to make these tasty recipes: Pasta with Peas, Gigi Hadid Pasta, or Pink Sauce Pasta.

What is Boursin Cheese Pasta?

This delicious Boursin cheese pasta got its start as the viral TikTok pasta with feta and tomatoes. Since then, it has gotten a makeover with Boursin cheese instead of feta, which adds a delicious creaminess and richness to the recipe.

Boursin cheese is a soft cheese that comes in different flavors, including rosemary and black garlic, basil and chive, etc. It’s a French cheese with a similar consistency to cream cheese, but it’s creamier, lighter, and more flavorful.

It also melts extremely well, which is why it’s great in this Boursin cheese pasta recipe. It has a creamy, milky, and slightly sweet flavour that pairs well with herbs. This cheese should always be in the fridge unless you’re eating it. It can sit out for up to two hours at a gathering, but be sure to put it away before that time.

Ingredients

Ingredients to make the pasta with Boursin, fresh basil, red onion and cherry tomatoes laid out on a pale blue background and labelled.

Boursin Cheese
I recommend using the garlic & herbs Boursin for this Boursin cheese pasta. However, you can use any other herby flavours you see fit. They should all work well for this Boursin pasta bake.

Cherry Tomatoes
I’ve included cherry tomatoes in this recipe, but grape tomatoes will also work. You can even use a pack of medley tomatoes if they’re smaller.

Pasta
This recipe calls for any type of short pasta, such as penne, ziti, and rigatoni. You can also use lentil pasta to boost the protein content.

See the recipe card for full information on all ingredients and quantities.

Variations/ Adaptations

Here are a few ways to make this pasta with Boursin cheese your own! For example, you can use a different starch instead of regular pasta. This Boursin cheese pasta works with lentil pasta, rice, potatoes, or tortellini. Simply make sure you simmer/cook the starch first before tossing it with the baked cheese, herbs, and veg.

You can also make this recipe more filling by including protein, like shrimp, chicken, pancetta, or chickpeas. There’s no harm in adding more veg for extra nutrients. Try this dish with broccoli, leeks, or peas.

Instead of Boursin, you can use cream cheese, Laughing Cow Cheese, feta, Alouette, or even a different Boursin flavour. Add freshly grated parmesan cheese to make this recipe even more decadent. For a bit of heat, top it with some red pepper flakes.

Need inspiration for some main meal recipes? Try my ; Creamy Mustard Chicken (Best ever!), Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta or Cheesy Gnocchi Bake (Vegetarian)

How to make Easy Boursin Cheese Baked Pasta

Preheat your oven to 370°F/190°C

  1. To a cast iron/stainless steel pan, remove the boursin from the foil and place in the center. Distribute the cherry tomatoes, onion and garlic around the Boursin. Coat with oil, Italian herbs and a generous pinch of salt and pepper (Image 1).
  2. Cover with foil and pop in the oven for 15 minutes (Image 2).  
2 step by step photos, the first with a skillet pan with cherry tomatoes, red onion and a round soft cheese in the centre and the second with the pan covered in foil.

3. After this time, remove the foil and cook for a further 15 minutes, uncovered (Image 3).

4. Wait around 5 minutes, then add your pasta to heavily salted boiling water. Set your timer according to the packet time. Reserve a decent mug of pasta water before draining (Image 4).  

2 step by step photos, the first with a skillet pan with roasted cherry tomatoes, red onion and a round soft cheese in the centre and the second with a saucepan filled with pasta and water.

5. Remove the pan from the oven carefully, then remove the garlic from its skin. Use a knife to squish the roasted garlic into a paste (Image 5).

6. Then add the garlic paste back into the pan (Image 6).

2 step by step photos, the first with a skillet pan with roasted cherry tomatoes, red onion and a round soft cheese in the centre  with garlic paste on board behind and the second with the garlic added to the pan.

7. Use a fork o spoon to squish around half of the tomatoes (Image 7).

8. Then stir to incorporate the cheese to make the sauce (Image 8).

2 step by step photos, the first with a skillet pan with roasted cherry tomatoes and soft cheese stirred with a red spoon and the second the creamy mixture in the pan.

9. Add the cooked pasta and stir to combine (Image 9).

10. Loosen with a few splashes of pasta water until you get a smooth sauce consistency. Top with fresh basil and lots of black pepper. Enjoy! (Image 10).

2 step by step photos, the first with a skillet pan with a cheesy sauce and pasta being mixed with a red spoon and the second the creamy pasta mixed together in the pan.

Tips for the best result

Make sure you add pasta water a little at a time to make a creamy sauce
This method ensures you don’t end up with watery Boursin cheese pasta. You can always add more water later if needed.

When you roast the garlic, use tongs to squeeze it out of the husk so you don’t have to wait for it to cool
This tip is great for when you’re in a time crunch (or when your kids are hangry). It will cut a few minutes off the time it takes to whip up this recipe.

Satisfy creamy pasta cravings with these other recipes: Creamy Philadelphia Chicken Pasta, Creamy Mushroom and Chicken Pasta, or Creamy Chicken and Chorizo Pasta.

A large skillet pan with pasta with a creamy, cheesy sauce with cooked cherry tomatoes and a wooden spoon.  Boursin cheese package in view behind pan.

Need something sweet for after? Try these recipes; Easy Chocolate Nests, Rice Krispie Treats and Rocky Road (10 minutes prep!)

Serving Suggestions

This creamy, decadent Boursin cheese pasta is great with a side of crusty bread. It helps soak up all the delicious cheese sauce. For a lighter meal, consider making a salad or soup on the side of this Boursin tomato pasta. Garlic bread or roasted veggies are also winners of this meal.

Make Ahead Instructions

I would recommend not baking the ingredients beforehand for this Boursin cheese pasta. Instead, prep the baking dish with the cheese, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, seasonings, etc. and keep the pan in the fridge until about 30 minutes before you need the meal ready. Then, pop it in the oven and continue with the recipe.

Leftovers and Storage Instructions

This Boursin cheese pasta stores incredibly well. Once cooked, put it in an airtight container. You can keep it in the fridge for up to four days.

Reheat
If you’re ready to reheat your baked Boursin pasta leftovers, you can zap them on high-heat in the microwave. Heat them in 45-second intervals, stirring after each burst until heated through.

Can you freeze this?
Yes, you can also freeze this pasta recipe. Portion it into individual bowls to make reheating the pasta easier. Ensure you use airtight containers. It should be good in the freezer for up to three months. Thaw it in the fridge overnight before reheating.

For a more filling meal, try serving these yummy dishes with your pasta: Roasted Mediterranean Veggies, The Best Garlic Prawns, and Easy Bacon & lentil Soup.

FAQs

Why do you need pasta water in this recipe?

Pasta water helps bind ingredients, turning them into a sauce. Since pasta releases starches as it cooks, they stay in the water, which can also help thicken the sauce.

How can I make this gluten free?

You can easily swap out the pasta for a gluten-free option. The other ingredients, including Boursin, are already gluten-free.

Can I substitute boursin cheese for cream cheese?

Yes, you can use cream cheese instead of Boursin for this recipe. However, you must amp up the seasoning to account for the flavour difference.Try my ; Garlic and Herb Cream Cheese (Budget Philadelphia)

How can I make this vegetarian?

Since this Boursin cheese pasta doesn’t contain meat, it’s already vegetarian. If you’d like to make it vegan, you can use dairy-free Boursin options instead.

What protein goes well with this dish?

Many proteins can be enjoyed alongside this pasta casserole dish. Try serving it with Italian sausage, chicken, meatballs, or pork.

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Easy Boursin Cheese Baked Pasta (like on TikTok)

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5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
£1.17
mains
French
Freezable
Servings: 4
Move over Tiktok feta pasta! This baked Boursin cheese pasta is even more creamy, delicious, and flavorful. Plus, it’s easy, so it’s great for meal prep!

Ingredients

  • 150 g Boursin, garlic & herbs (£1.75)
  • 600 g cherry tomatoes (£0.69×2)=(£1.38)
  • 1 red onion, sliced into thin pieces (£0.13)
  • 4 cloves of garlic, skin left on (£0.39)
  • 350 g pasta, pasta shape of choice (£0.41)
  • Fresh basil, torn to serve (£0.60)

Cupboard Essentials

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried Italian herbs
  • Salt and pepper

Method

Preheat your oven to 370°F/190°C

  • To a cast iron/stainless steel pan, remove the boursin from the foil and place in the center. Distribute the cherry tomatoes, onion and garlic around the Boursin. Coat with oil, Italian herbs and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Cover with foil and pop in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • After this time, remove the foil and cook for a further 15 minutes, uncovered.
  • Wait around 5 minutes, then add your pasta to heavily salted boiling water. Set your timer according to the packet time. Reserve a decent mug of pasta water before draining.
  • Remove the pan from the oven carefully, then remove the garlic from its skin. Use a knife to squish the roasted garlic into a paste and add back into the pan. Use a fork to squish around half of the tomatoes, then stir to incorporate the cheese.
  • Add the cooked pasta and stir to combine. Loosen with a few splashes of pasta water until you get a smooth sauce consistency. Top with fresh basil and lots of black pepper. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Add pasta water gradually for a creamy sauce in Boursin cheese pasta; adjust as needed.
  • Quickly extract roasted garlic with tongs or a knife to save time.

Nutrition

Servings: 4 servings
Fat: 16g
Calories: 533kcal
Carbohydrates: 76g
Protein: 16g

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