Boursin Pasta

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!

creamy pasta with boursin cheese and green peas in two white bowls with glasses of white wine

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 being one of them. This is a loose interpretation, but the idea is that same. I like to keep Boursin in the fridge at all times. It really helps make dinner fast, just like with this Chicken with Boursin Mushroom Sauce recipe.

Ingredients

The ingredients for this Boursin cheese pasta include one package pasta (penne or bowties are my favorite), olive oil, garlic, frozen peas, chicken broth, white wine, Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs cheese, sundried tomatoes, dill, lemon pepper, fresh black pepper, Parmesan cheese and pine nuts.

pasta package, boursin cheese, olive oil, garlic, sun dried tomatoes, cheese, green peas, white wine, chicken stock

Pasta. I love a short-grain pasta here. 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 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 an 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:

creamy pasta with boursin cheese and green peas in two white bowls with glasses of white wine
  1. Cook pasta and reserve some cooking liquid.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large saute pan over medium heat.
  3. Add the olive oil and garlic. Cook the garlic for 30 seconds (be careful not to burn it, if you do, start over).
  4. 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.
  5. Add the chicken broth and wine. Bring the mixture up to a bubble.
  6. Stir in the Boursin cheese.
  7. Add the cooked pasta, sundried tomatoes, dill, lemon pepper, and a grind of fresh pepper.
  8. Add half of the Parmesan and toss well. If the sauce is too thick, add a bit of the pasta water.
  9. Garnish with pine nuts and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese.

Dinner on the table in 15 minutes.

What Makes This Pasta with Boursin Cheese So Good?

  • Vegetarian stovetop recipe ready in only 15 minutes!
  • Boursin cheese is one ingredient that packs in so much flavor!
  • The special addition of green peas and sun-dried tomatoes will definitely tickle your tastebuds.
creamy pasta with boursin cheese and green peas in two white bowls with glasses of white wine

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:

  • Using 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

Serving Suggestions

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!

creamy pasta with boursin cheese and green peas in two white bowls with glasses of white wine

More Pasta Recipes //

Originally published in November 2011, updated May 2020 with updated images and updated recipe card.

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creamy pasta with boursin cheese and green peas in two white bowls with glasses of white wine

Boursin Pasta

Yield: serves 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Boursin Pasta recipe is a creamy pasta dish speckled with green peas and sun-dried tomatoes prepared on the stovetop and ready in 15 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1 package pasta (bowties or penne are my favorite for this recipe)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas (green beans, asparagus, spinach, or broccoli would be great too)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 package Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs cheese
  • 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • fresh pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve some cooking liquid. While the pasta is cooking, heat a large saute pan over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and the garlic.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the chicken broth and wine to the pan. Bring the mixture up to a bubble.
  4. Stir in the Boursin cheese.
  5. Add the cooked pasta.
  6. Add the sundried tomatoes, dill, lemon pepper, and a grind of fresh pepper.
  7. Add half of the Parmesan and toss well. If the sauce is too thick, add a bit of the pasta water.
  8. Top with pine nuts and the remaining Parmesan cheese.

Notes

Add cooked bacon, chicken or shrimp for an added boost of protein.

Switch up the pasta shape to long grain noodles such as spaghetti, linguine or fettuccine.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 662mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 12g

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This Post Has 59 Comments

  1. shannon harrison

    heck yes! yummy!

    1. bakedbree

      you will love this Shannon!

  2. Cherine

    This looks awesome! Would love to try it!

    1. bakedbree

      please do! You will love it.

  3. Deena @ stay at home FOODIE

    Oooo… I basically make this same dish but with ricotta. I never thought of using boursin.

    1. bakedbree

      Yum. With ricotta? Yes, please.

  4. Kocinera

    This sounds great! Anything containing herby, garlicky cheese is always something right up my alley. 😀

    1. bakedbree

      you and me both. They make a spreadable Boursin now too.

  5. Nichole

    I could kiss you, Bree…
    This looks amazing and I think that my kids would love it!

    1. bakedbree

      My kids love it, and it could not be any easier.

  6. Valentina

    I love Boursin! What a great use of it! Yum!

    1. bakedbree

      thanks Valentina!

  7. Laurie {Simply Scratch}

    I so want this! It not only looks easy but delicious!

    1. bakedbree

      it is in fact both. Easy and delicious.

  8. Erika - The Teenage Taste

    This looks so good. Definitely bookmarking. My Mom would love this!

    1. bakedbree

      thanks Erika!

  9. Barbara

    why are some of your recipes printable and some are not?

    1. bakedbree

      they are actually all printable, (there is a green print-friendly button on the bottom of each post) but it is because I have to manually add that box to each post, and I have hundreds, so it is taking me awhile.

  10. Corey

    I love that you are rockin the bride and groom in Kansas! Too bad I’m not closer or I’d be right over! Looks Delish!

    1. bakedbree

      Yes I am! It is the best pasta recipe around.

  11. Brandon

    This reminds me of a dish I saw over the summer with peas, prosciutto, white wine, and pearl onions… so good! This looks great!

    1. bakedbree

      that sounds delicious, need to write yours down.

  12. alison

    Making this for supper tonight with my 10 year old. It’s a great meal for teaching kids…cooking pasta, veggies, measuring, sautéing garlic. He is so excited to be cooking for his family!

    1. bakedbree

      I hope you guys liked it and that Ben liked cooking it with you.

      1. alison

        He loved making it and declared it his new favorite pasta. Keeps asking when he can cook for us again…love it!

  13. Megan @ ScholasticFood

    This looks so incredibly delicious! I love Boursin, but I’ve never used it in cooking before, just to spread on crackers. I’ll definitely have to give this a try!

    1. bakedbree

      It will rock your world. I make a pan sauce with it too.

  14. Katie

    I’m planning on making this recipe this weekend! One question though, how much does the original recipe serve?

    1. bakedbree

      About 4.

  15. Christina

    what are the carbs for the Borsin pasta please????

    1. bakedbree

      In all honesty, I do not know. I am never comfortable giving nutritional information because I am not a nutritionist, just a home cook. I wish that I could be more helpful.

  16. Kelly @free spirit food

    I have never used Boursin cheese before, but I’m going to try I the next time I get to the store.

    1. bakedbree

      It is delicious and you can use it a million different ways.

  17. Alice

    I was really excited for this recipe since it is listed under the “Vegetarian” section. However, chicken stock makes is a non-vegetarian meal. I will use veggie broth instead, but I would suggest moving it to the “Chicken” section.

    1. bakedbree

      As you and I know, all it takes is the switch from chicken stock to vegetable stock to make it vegetarian.

  18. lindsay

    What section in the grocery store is borsin cheese found? I could only find some sort of refrigerated 50% less fat garlic and herb cheese spread… I hope this turns out ok.

    1. bakedbree

      The nicer cheese section, usually in the deli section.

  19. Karen

    This looks easy to make and delicious! It will be on our menu shortly.

    1. bakedbree

      I hope so! Love this pasta.

  20. Katherine @ our peas + carrots

    Wow, this looks so delicious, fast, easy, and adaptable! I think my picky husband might like it, too – thanks for the idea!! Love your blog, too!

    1. bakedbree

      thank you! I love this recipe and have made it too many times to count.

  21. snackydoo

    If my mouse goes over a pic, it fades? Uh…

    1. bakedbree

      … and then a pin it button appears. Hover back over and it goes back to normal.

  22. Izzie

    wow! I just made this with an old box wine and some frozen spinach and it’s definitely one of the best things I’ve ever cooked. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

    1. bakedbree

      You are welcome! I love this pasta dish. So easy and feels special.

  23. Tiffany

    For this recipe, do you use the sundried tomatoes packed in oil, or the dried pouch? I have made this before but can’t remember which one I used. Thanks!

    1. bakedbree

      Dried pouch. I rarely ever use the kind in oil.

  24. Tina

    I am so excited!! I found a 2-pack of recently expired Boursin hiding in the back of the fridge…guess what I am making for dinner! lol

    PS just stumbled upon your site (while looking for a honey poppyseed dressing recipe) and I LOVE it! Thanks so much!!

    1. bakedbree

      Welcome Tina! Dinner sounds good!

  25. Shelly

    Wow this looks amazing! You can’t go wrong with Boursin spread!

    1. bakedbree

      Nope, you really can’t. 🙂

  26. Kiki Y

    Do you think you could freeze this pasta sauce?

    1. bakedbree

      I don’t really know. I have never done it and rarely freeze anything. Sorry I can’t be more helpful.

  27. Miranda

    Just made this dish w zucchini and spinach.LOVED IT!

    1. Bree Hester

      I bet this would be really good with zoodles, good idea!

  28. Lucille

    This meal was delicious. I sautéed a little pancetta (or use bacon) in and was out of wine so replaced it with cooking sherry. The meal was so quick to make, truly tasted fantastic like a restaurant specialty dish. Thank you Boursin! Definitely, making again!

  29. Lucille

    Felicia dish! Added pancetta, used sherry because I was out of white wine. Tasted like a specialty at a fine restaurant. Easy and quick! Will make again! Thanks, Boursin!

    1. Bree Hester

      I’ve been making it for 10+ years. It’s super easy and always great. I’m glad that you liked it too.

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