Boursin Cheese Pasta is the ultimate comfort dinner! Pasta is coated in thick, creamy boursin cheese that’s thinned out just enough with some chicken stock to form the best saucy consistency. Other flavorful additions like garlic, parmesan and peas make this pasta dinner so crave-worthy!

A bowl of boursin cheese is mixed with green peas.

Boursin Cheese Pasta

This recipe takes my two favorite things – Boursin cheese and pasta – and turns it into the best dinner ever. You can use any kind of pasta you want in this delightfully versatile recipe! Any kind of pasta coated in creamy, flavorful boursin cheese sauce is a treat so use whatever you have on hand. Spaghetti, linguine, gemelli, even something small like ditalini all work well.

I’ve seen so many recipes that just melt down the Boursin cheese, mix it with a little pasta water and call it a day. Is that delicious? Absolutely. But… I feel like there’s room for improvement. That’s why this recipe takes Boursin cheese and elevates it with chicken stock, garlic, onions, peas and parmesan cheese.

I also love garnishing my serving with some crushed red pepper flakes for a little added kick. You can skip that if you’d like, of course! Fresh parsley is another garnish that adds a pop of vibrancy to the dish. Really, it’s pretty hard to go wrong with this fail-proof recipe. Serve it as a main or a side with something like oven baked chicken breast for the best dinner ever!

A skillet is filled with cheesy boursin pasta.

How to Make Boursin Cheese Pasta

Here’s a sneak peek at just how easy this boursin pasta recipe is! For more detailed step by step instructions, just scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

  1. Cook the pasta. Cook the pasta of your choice according to package instructions. The goal is to cook it until al dente.
  2. Sauté the onions and garlic. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until softened. Then, stir in the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  3. Make it cheesy! Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the Boursin cheese and cook until melted. Reduce the heat to low.
  4. Toss it all together. Before draining the pasta, reserve 1 cup of the water it was cooked in. Then, transfer the drained pasta to a skillet and toss it all together to coat. Add the pasta water until the desired consistency is reached. Cook for a few minutes to warm it up and stir in the peas.
A bowl of pasta is placed next to the skillet.

Storing and Reheating

Wait for the creamy Boursin pasta to cool to room temperature prior to storing in an airtight container in the fridge. Properly stored, your leftovers will stay fresh for about 2-3 days. Reheat for just 30 seconds at a time (or less) in the microwave, stirring each time it stops, until warmed all the way through. Be careful not to scald the creamy sauce by overheating!

Why do I need to use pasta water?

It is VERY important to remember to reserve some of the water the pasta was cooked in before draining it! It’s starchy and will help thin the Boursin sauce out to the very best consistency. Plus, it helps the sauce really cling to the pasta. Add just a little bit at a time until you reach the desired consistency for your pasta sauce.

What kind of Boursin cheese do I use for pasta?

For this recipe, I like to use the original Boursin cheese (garlic and herbs). Feel free to experiment with other kinds if you’d like! Just note that some of the various flavors may or may not pair well with the garlic and onions in this recipe, so take that into consideration.

If you can’t find Boursin cheese in the store, it’s easy to make at home using my homemade Boursin recipe.

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A skillet is filled with cheesy boursin pasta.

Get the Recipe: Boursin Cheese Pasta Recipe

Quick, easy and one pot Boursin Cheese Pasta is creamy perfection. Mixed with peas, onion and roasted garlic, this comfort dinner will be on repeat every week.
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  • 1 pound pasta, cooked to al dente
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup roasted garlic
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 5.3 ounce package Boursin cheese, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup peas, thawed if frozen


  • skillet


  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions to al dente.
  • In a large, deep skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat.
  • Add the onion and cook until softened. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the stock and bring to a boil. Stir in the cheese and cook until melted. Turn the heat to low.
  • Drain the pasta reserving 1 cup cooking liquid. Transfer the pasta to the skillet and toss to coat.
  • Cook the pasta for 2-3 minutes and stir in the peas.
  • Serve the pasta with parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley.
Calories: 443kcal, Carbohydrates: 64g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 191mg, Potassium: 281mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 445IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 52mg, Iron: 2mg