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Baked Boursin Pasta

For the most creamy, cheesy pasta, you must try this Baked Boursin Pasta recipe! Not only is it the epitome of cheese + pasta goodness, it’s super, duper easy to make.

Just throw cherry tomatoes and blocks of cheese in a baking dish, bake until tender and soft …

… Then just stir it and add a little pasta water to make a sauce, add spinach, and stir in your cooked pasta! It’s seriously SO easy and so, so good.

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The Story Behind the Recipe

About This Recipe for Boursin Pasta



How to Make Baked Boursin Pasta

Tip for Success

What to Serve With Baked Boursin Pasta

More Cheesy Pasta Recipes

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The Story Behind the Recipe

Okay, so here’s what I have to admit that I really dislike TikTok. I tried it back when it was first becoming popular, and I hated it. I’d just be scrolling (and scrolling and scrolling) along when WHAM! Something super disturbing would slap me in the face. Maybe it was a cute little dog getting hurt. Maybe it was people laughing in a distraught crying kid’s face. I don’t know, I’m sensitive. I didn’t like that feeling. Yet it was also weirdly addicting, but ultimately, I peaced out of TikTok.

But then Instagram came up with a version of TikTok called Reels, and, yeah. I can handle those! I think that’s more … my demographic? Gen X here, so, you know. That and Facebook.

There are still a few slap-me-in-the-face moments, but the algorithm is super dialed in now so they’re pretty few and far between. Basically it’s recipes, home decor, cute dogs (especially dachshunds, my kid is obsessed), and Taylor Swift (my kid and I are both obsessed).

Anyway, since I opted out of TikTok, I’ve missed out on the whole FoodTok viral recipe genre. Many of those recipes make their way over to Instagram, so I do see some now and then. But I suspect I miss a lot of others. (Note that I tried TikTok again recently to peruse FoodTok and it was still a hard nope for me! It’s crazy over there!)

I realize my loathing of TikTok makes me sound old. I mean, at this point, I kind of am. The other day, my kid and I were talking about TikTok and I accidentally called it Tik-Tac, and now if we ever reference it it’s going to be in an old lady voice with the phrase “oh, oh, you found it on the Tik-Tac?!”

Anyway, I digress.

Baked Feta Pasta was, I believe, one of the first viral TikTok recipes. Basically, you take a hunk of feta, place it in a baking dish, and roast it up with the tomatoes. Then, you stir the melty feta and juicy baked tomatoes, and it makes a cheesy sauce that’s amazing with pasta. I’m a fan and have made it a gazillion times, more or less.

But I have to admit, I like this variation, Boursin Pasta, even better. (This Boursin Pasta, by the way, is also known as TikTok Boursin Pasta – it was viral there too. Can’t get away from it!)

Maybe someday I’ll get back on that there Tik Tac to share about it. But for now, I’m just going to share it here. And maybe on Facebook and Instagram!

About This Recipe for Boursin Pasta

I really like that Boursin cheese has garlic and herb flavors. And if you like that too, you can actually use two blocks of Boursin.

I find that two blocks are a bit overwhelming, so, enter: Cream cheese! Half a block of cream cheese along with one hunk of Boursin makes a full-of-flavor sauce that’s luxuriously creamy and perfect, in my book.

We’ve also got some spinach in there because that’s how I like to roll.


Boursin cheese – I use the most common Boursin cheese, the garlic and fine herbs version.

Cream cheese – Half a block (4 ounces) of your standard cream cheese.

Olive oil – Use your fave.

Italian seasoning – This easy spice mix adds wonderful flavor to this Boursin cheese pasta recipe.

Salt & pepper – To taste.

Cherry tomatoes – Any will do. They’ll bake up bubbly and soft, then you smash them and mix them all up and it’s heaven!

Garlic – A few cloves, cooked, then smashed into the sauce. Yum!

Spinach – This is optional, but I love the added heft and nutrition, and I think the spinach is so good with the creamy cheese sauce.

Lemon juice – This just adds a nice hit of brightness and vibrant flavor to your baked Boursin pasta.

Pasta – I use penne here, but use any pasta you like! I do think that medium tubular pastas are best with the creamy sauce.

Parmesan and parsley – For a little added flavor and color, garnish with these two ingredients.


Double up on the Boursin and omit the cream cheese for an extra Boursin-y Boursin pasta recipe.

Add cooked, shredded chicken to the meat-eaters’ portions.

Add more pasta. If you want to stretch this baked Boursin pasta recipe to feed more people, you can use up to 12 ounces pasta instead of the 8 ounces the recipe calls for. You may want to increase the amount of pasta water to 1 cup to compensate for the extra pasta.

How to Make Baked Boursin Pasta

It’s so easy to make this Boursin cheese pasta recipe!

Preheat your oven, then toss the tomatoes and garlic with the olive oil, herbs, salt, and pepper.

Make space in the center and place your Boursin cheese and cream cheese in the middle.

Bake until the cherry tomatoes and garlic are soft, and the cheese is melted and bubbling. Meanwhile, cook and drain your pasta.

Use a fork to smash the cherry tomatoes and garlic and start mixing the sauce together.

Stir in the spinach and lemon juice, then drizzle in some of the reserved pasta water. Stir until a sauce forms. It will be a bit thin at first.

Add your pasta and toss everything together. If the sauce seems too thick, splash in a little more pasta water.

Top with Parmesan and fresh parsley and serve!

Tip for Success

Chop up the spinach so it’s smaller and more bite-size, and also is able to wilt directly within the sauce. Be sure to add it when the cheese and tomatoes are bubbling hot, before you add the pasta and pasta water, which should give it ample time to wilt/cook.

What to Serve With Baked Boursin Pasta

Hearty kale salad stands up to the bold flavors in this TikTok baked pasta dish.

A simple loaf of garlic bread goes perfectly with this Boursin pasta!

How about some classic Wacky Cake for dessert?!

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Baked Boursin Pasta

TikTok-famous Boursin pasta with Boursin garlic & herb cheese plus cream cheese, baked together with tomatoes & garlic, for a super creamy pasta that’s ridiculously easy to make!
Course Main Course, pasta
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword baked boursin pasta, boursin cheese pasta recipe, boursin pasta, boursin tomato pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes minutes
Total Time 40 minutes minutes
Servings 4
Calories 457kcal
Author Kare


1 9″x13″ baking dish
1 large pot or Dutch oven


10 ounces cherry tomatoes5 garlic cloves peeled but left whole2 teaspoons Italian seasoning1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1/4 cup olive oil5.2 ounces Boursin garlic & herb cheese 1 package4 ounces cream cheese 1/2 block8 ounces penne pasta or another favorite medium pasta2 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed3 cups baby spinach leaves, lightly chopped about 3 ounces


Grated Parmesan cheeseChopped parsley


Preheat the oven to 375℉. 
Add the cherry tomatoes, garlic cloves, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to a 9×13” baking dish. Drizzle the olive oil over the tomatoes and garlic and toss until everything is coated with the oil and seasonings. 
Create space in the center of the baking dish and place the Boursin cheese and cream cheese in the middle of the tomatoes and garlic cloves. 
Place the baking dish in the oven and cook for 30-35 minutes or until the tomatoes and garlic are soft and fork-tender. 
While the dish is baking, boil the pasta per the directions on the package. Then set the pasta aside. Reserve 3/4 cup of the pasta water before draining the pasta.
When done baking, use a fork to mash the tomatoes and garlic. Add the lemon juice and the spinach to the baking dish and stir to combine it with the softened cheeses, tomatoes, and garlic. 
Add the cup of reserved pasta water to the sauce in the baking dish and mix it together. Pour the cooked pasta into the baking dish and toss to coat it in the sauce.
Garnish the pasta with freshly grated Parmesan and chopped parsley if desired. Serve. 


Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop over medium-low heat with a splash of water.

One dish, two ways option

Stir cooked, shredded chicken into the meat-eaters’ portions.

Gluten-free option

Use your favorite gluten-free pasta. Brown rice spirals would be delicious!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 481mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2856IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 2mg

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