This Boursin Pasta recipe is a creamy pasta dish speckled with green peas and sun-dried tomatoes. It’s an easy weeknight vegetarian dinner prepared on the stovetop and ready in 15 minutes!
My friend Corey and I are obsessed with a cookbook called The Bride and Groom First and Forever Cookbook. It is sort of a cult classic, but very cheesy.
It does have some really good recipes in it, this Boursin Pasta recipe being one of them. This is a ‘loose’ interpretation, but the idea is the same. I like to keep Boursin in the fridge at all times. It really helps to make the prep time for this dinner fast, just like with this Chicken with Boursin Mushroom Sauce recipe.
The ingredients for this Boursin cheese pasta include one package of pasta (penne or bowties are my favorite), olive oil, garlic, frozen peas, chicken broth (or vegetarian broth if you would like a vegetarian dish), white wine, Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs cheese, sundried tomatoes, dill, lemon pepper, fresh black pepper, Parmesan cheese and pine nuts.
Pasta. I love short-grain pasta for this recipe. Penne rigate is my favorite since it has those spectacular little ridges that hold on to more sauce. But farfalle or bow ties are another one of my go-to choices.
Boursin Pasta Cheese FAQs
When it comes to Boursin cheese, I get a lot of questions. So I thought to include a few answers to frequently asked questions.
- Is Boursin a cream cheese? Boursin is a mix of fresh cream and soft cheese flavored with herbs and spices. Basically, it is herb-seasoned French cream cheese.
- What can I use Boursin cheese for? Creamy, yet crumbly, this Gournay cheese can be used to spread on crackers or crostini, mixed into a dip or added to your next meal. Sometimes, I enjoy it right off the spoon!
- Does Boursin cheese melt well? Yes! Its soft texture means that it melts easily, making it a versatile addition to many hot recipes.
- Where is Boursin cheese in the grocery store? Look for it in the deli section of grocery stores.
How To Make // The Steps
This simple pasta with boursin cheese is prepared on the stovetop in a few easy steps. Simply:
- Cook pasta and reserve some cooking liquid.
- Meanwhile, heat a large saute pan over medium heat.
- Add the olive oil and garlic. Cook the garlic for 30 seconds (be careful not to burn it, if you do, start over).
- Add the frozen peas. If you are using another vegetable, I would steam it first. Peas take no time to cook, but larger veggies take longer.
- Add the chicken broth (or vegetarian broth) and wine. Bring the mixture up to a bubble.
- Stir in the Boursin cheese.
- Add the cooked pasta, sundried tomatoes, dill, lemon pepper, and a grind of fresh pepper.
- Add half of the Parmesan and toss well. If the sauce is too thick, add a bit of the pasta water.
- Garnish with pine nuts and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese.
Dinner on the table in 15 minutes.
What Makes Boursin Pasta and Cheese So Good?
- Vegetarian stovetop recipe ready in only 15 minutes!
- Boursin cheese is one ingredient that packs in so much flavor!
- The special little addition of some green peas and sun-dried tomatoes will definitely tickle your tastebuds.
Boursin Cheese Pasta Variations
This dish is so versatile, it’s one of my go-to quick weeknight dinners. But I like to try different variations too, like:
- Use any green vegetable (fresh or frozen) that you have on hand to keep it vegetarian – such as green beans, asparagus, spinach or broccoli
- Adding cooked bacon, chicken or shrimp for an added boost of protein
- Switching up the pasta shape to long grain noodles such as spaghetti, linguine or fettuccine
I love to serve this creamy and cheesy Boursin pasta recipe any night of the week with a glass of white wine and a simple green salad.
My kids can never get enough – and it’s a great way to get them to eat more vegetables!
Saturday 1st of October 2022
Please substitute vegetable broth or water for chicken broth (or even milk, almond milk...) in this recipe if you want a vegetarian dish. Chicken is meat, so not vegetarian! Otherwise, a very good idea!
Monday 3rd of October 2022
Thank you very much for your comment Jan, I have amended the recipe :)
Tuesday 23rd of August 2022
I added pancetta which was perfect because I used some lemon ravioli I had in the freezer. Complementary flavors that my family loved.
Sunday 18th of September 2022
I agree, this recipe is so easy to customize and pancetta is a great idea, I will try it out :)
Saturday 16th of July 2022
I'm old fashioned, and like to print my recipes. I can make notes on the print copy, and it's just a better thing.
However, the font used, is a pale grey. and on white paper it's unreadable.
Wednesday 20th of July 2022
Thanks Jeanne, let me try to fix this
Thursday 25th of November 2021
Is it possible to make ahead and freeze?
Sunday 5th of December 2021
I have never tried it, but I do not think that Boursin freezes well.
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