This Boursin Cheese Pasta is a tiktok viral recipe and for good reason. It's creamy and delicious, so easy to make and ready in 30 minutes. A must try weeknight dinner!
Sometimes I'm skeptical about tiktok recipes. For example, when you see macaroni and cheese made in the sink, or uncooked pasta going into the oven. Eek!
This is my own spin on this viral recipe, with perhaps a few more ingredients, but it is still so easy to make and you get an amazing result. Results that are real, tested and approved.
Why You'll Love This Recipe:
- It's so easy to make with minimal prep work
- This Boursin Pasta Bake is ready in 30 minutes
- Get ready for the most creamy pasta with a unique garlic cheesy flavor from the Boursin
(Not pictured: Reserved Pasta Water & salt for seasoning water)
Pasta-The base of this dish and there are several options to choose from. I recommend using a medium sized pasta, like Penne, Casarecce, Gemelli, Medium shells, or Fusilli. For the best texture, reduce the cook time of al dente pasta by 3-4 minutes, because the pasta will continue to cook in the oven.
Boursin-The star of this recipe and melts down into absolute creamy perfection. Use the garlic and fine herbs blend for the traditional, classic Boursin flavors.
Heavy Cream, Butter and Parmesan Cheese- Used to help form the alfredo like cream sauce. For the best taste, use Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and shred it fine from the block. This will result in a creamier, smoother sauce.
Reserved Pasta Water: A legit lifesaver when it comes to pasta and sauces. A splash of pasta water will transform any sauce that has begun to separate, or just add it to help create more creaminess. Separation happens in an instant and it's great to have on hand. I always save a few ladles full when cooking pasta.
*Full recipe ingredients and quantities can be found in the recipe card below.
Substitutions and Variations:
Not big on Spinach? You can leave it out.
Instead of sun-dried tomatoes, add in roasted red peppers or add both!
How to Make Boursin Cheese Pasta:
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Boil a large pot of water for the pasta. Once boiling, add in ½ teaspoon of salt and the pasta.
Step 2: Reserve ½ cup of pasta water in a bowl and set aside. Boil the pasta for 3 to 4 minutes less than the package recommendation for al dente pasta.
Step 3: Transfer the strained pasta into a 9x13 casserole dish. Pour in ⅓ cup heavy cream, baby spinach, garlic, basil, and sun-dried tomatoes. Place the boursin cheese in the center of the casserole dish with 2 tablespoon slabs of butter on each side. Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes.
Step 4: Remove the casserole dish from the oven. Pour over ⅓ cup of remaining heavy cream, and the parmesan cheese.
Step 5: Stir to combine ingredients. Add a few tablespoons of pasta water, if desired. Cover with aluminum foil once more and bake an additional 5 minutes.
Step 6: Top with additional cheese, red pepper flakes, and/or basil if desired. Serve and enjoy!
- Use a 9x13 casserole dish to make stirring easy.
- Cook the pasta 3 to 4 minutes less than al dente because they will continue to cook in the oven.
- Save at least ½ cup of pasta water to help make the sauce creamier, if needed.
- Shred the parmesan cheese fresh from a block finely for the best creamy melt.
- Don't skip on the aluminum foil. This helps the pasta from not drying out.
Boursin is made from cows milk and cream. The garlic herb variety also includes garlic, salt, white pepper, parsley and chives. It is so tasty and melts perfectly in this pasta.
This meal is filling enough to not need side dishes, but it goes great with my Air Fryer Garlic Bread or a salad, like this Arugula Pear Salad and Classic Caesar paired with homemade Caesar Dressing with no anchovies.
This recipe is best served fresh, but it's still yummy as leftovers. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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