One Pot Baked Boursin Pasta (TikTok Style!)

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If you’ve ever had Boursin cheese, you probably love it as much as I do – it’s a beautifully garlicky cheese that’s simultaneously crumbly and creamy, and intensely flavourful. And since pretty much nothing can beat cheesy pasta, I decided to make baked Boursin pasta with spinach and mushrooms – all cooked in one pan!

This one is seriously irresistible.

Crispy baked Boursin cheese being crumbled into baked pasta.

You might have seen baked pasta recipes on TikTok, where all the ingredients – including the uncooked pasta! – are added to a baking dish, and cooked in one go. My own baked feta mac and cheese follows the same method, as does this baked Boursin pasta!

This time, the pasta is combined with fresh spinach and mushrooms, and topped with an entire round of Boursin cheese. Then, you just stick it in the oven until the pasta is cooked, and the cheese is crispy and golden brown.

Mix it all together to produce the most incredible creamy, cheesy, garlicky baked pasta you’ve ever had. It really couldn’t be easier!

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This baked Boursin pasta needs just six ingredients! So it can be whipped up in no time at all.
  • It’s a one pot recipe, with everything (even the uncooked pasta) cooked together in just one baking dish – so you don’t even need to do much washing up afterwards.
  • The flavour of the crispy baked Boursin is so unbelievably good!
  • You can swap the spinach and mushrooms for whatever vegetables you like, as long as they will bake nicely with no pre-cooking.

🥗 Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe. You’ll also need a few cupboard staples, like salt and pepper. See the printable recipe card below for detailed ingredient quantities.

Ingredients for baked Boursin pasta with text overlay.
  • Boursin cheese. There are different flavours available, especially in the last few years, but this recipe uses the original Garlic and Herb flavour. It’s my favourite by a long way!
  • macaroni. You could try using other pasta shapes, but I find a small shape like macaroni works best, as it cooks more quickly than a larger type of pasta. Bigger pasta might struggle to cook well using this method.
  • fresh spinach
  • mushrooms
  • garlic
  • milk

Becca’s Top Tip

If you want to swap the spinach and mushrooms for different vegetables, make sure you choose something that will bake nicely while the pasta is cooking. Tomatoes, asparagus, sweetcorn, chopped peppers, etc. would all work nicely. I would avoid anything particularly hard, like carrots, which will need to cook for longer.

📋 Instructions

Here’s how to make this recipe – see below for the printable recipe with detailed ingredients and instructions.

Raw spinach and mushrooms in a baking dish.

Step 1: Add the spinach and mushrooms to a baking dish.

Uncooked pasta and mushrooms in a baking dish with milk.

Step 2: Add some minced garlic, and scatter the macaroni over the top. Pour over the milk, nestling the pasta down into the milk as best you can.

Uncooked pasta and mushrooms in a baking dish topped with a block of Boursin cheese.

Step 3: Top with a whole round of Boursin cheese, and sprinkle with some black pepper.

Creamy baked pasta with crispy Boursin cheese on top.

Step 4: Bake until the Boursin is nice and crispy, and the pasta is cooked.

A baking dish of creamy Boursin pasta with mushrooms and spinach.

Step 5: Break up the Boursin, and mix everything together thoroughly to create a creamy, garlicky sauce.

Becca’s Top Tip

If you can’t find Boursin cheese, you could use a block of feta for this recipe instead – just like in my baked feta mac and cheese.

💭 Recipe FAQs

What kind of cheese is Boursin?

Boursin is a French cream cheese, though its texture is a little more crumbly than a regular cream cheese. It’s flavoured with garlic and herbs, and it melts to create a smooth sauce. It’s also great spread on crackers or bread.

Can I prepare this in advance?

If you leave the uncooked pasta sitting in the milk for an extended period of time, it’s likely to end up going soggy. Therefore, I would recommend either waiting to assemble this dish until you’re ready to bake it, or cooking the recipe in its entirety, and then reheating when you’re ready to serve. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.

What’s the best way to reheat this recipe?

The microwave is the best way to reheat pasta dishes, as it means they stay moist. You can also reheat in the oven if needed, but this may cause the dish to become a little dry.

Can this recipe be frozen?

Pasta bakes freeze really nicely – just transfer any leftovers to a freezer-safe container. Reheating works best if you allow the dish to thaw beforehand.

A bowlful of creamy Boursin pasta with mushrooms and spinach.
Creamy Boursin pasta with spinach and mushrooms in a bowl.

One Pot Baked Boursin Pasta

Creamy, garlicky Boursin baked pasta with spinach and mushrooms – all baked up together in just one dish!

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4.79 from 14 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 529kcal
Author: Becca Heyes

Ingredients

  • 1 large handful fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 200 g (~ 7 oz) mushrooms, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 300 g (~ 2 cups) uncooked macaroni
  • 650 ml (~ 2 ½ cups) milk
  • 150 g (~ 5 oz) Boursin cheese (garlic and herb cream cheese)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 190°C (Gas Mark 5 / 375°F).
  • Scatter the fresh spinach into a baking dish – mine measured approximately 8 x 8 inches, but slightly larger would also be fine. Top with the diced mushrooms, minced garlic, and the uncooked macaroni.
  • Pour over the milk, using a fork to nestle the pasta down through the spinach, submerging it as much as possible. You can add an extra splash of water if needed, until the pasta is just about covered.
  • Place the whole round of Boursin cheese on top, and sprinkle over some black pepper.
  • Bake, uncovered, for around 45 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked to your liking. Halfway through cooking, you may need to poke the pasta down into the liquid again, to ensure it cooks fully. If the cheese starts to crisp up more than you like, cover the dish with a lid or some kitchen foil.
  • When the cheese is crispy and the pasta is fully cooked, mix everything together thoroughly, and serve.

Notes

This recipe is best assembled just before baking, to avoid soggy pasta. Leftovers can be frozen or stored in the fridge for up to 3 days, and reheated in the microwave.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Baked Boursin Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 portion)
Calories 529 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 13.5g68%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 318mg13%
Potassium 477mg14%
Carbohydrates 68.3g23%
Fiber 3.2g13%
Sugar 10.5g12%
Protein 19.7g39%
Calcium 253mg25%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on your exact ingredients. Please calculate your own nutritional values if you require accuracy for health reasons.

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21 Comments

  1. I want to make again with less garlic, felt that the cheese with garlic and fresh garlic made it too sweet. I think it also needs a protein. I will definitely make again but probably as a side dish.3 stars

    1. Thanks Heather, glad you enjoyed it enough to try it again! One portion contains nearly 20g of protein anyway, but I’m sure it would be great with a few black beans or chickpeas mixed through as well if you prefer :)