Boursin & Tomato Penne

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This is my viral Boursin and Tomato Pasta dish that received over 10 MILLION views! Out of all the recipes I post I didn’t understand why this one went so viral. After I watched it back I realized because it’s likely the easiest dish on my page, takes under 20 minutes to make, requires very few ingredients and is absolutely delicious. If you are new to the kitchen, or starting to experiment with making some new recipes and don’t know where to start this is the perfect dish to make. It’s also very customizable, feel free to add some grilled chicken or shrimp or eat as is for a meatless Monday dinner.

5 from 7 votes

Viral Boursin & Tomato Pasta

This Boursin & Tomato Pasta is one of the easiest dinners you will find on my site! It received over 10 Million views and for good reason. It's loaded with flavour and can be made in as little as 15 minutes.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 250 grams penne, or pasta of choice
  • 1/4 cup reserved pasta water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 boursin
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • Fresh basil, optional
  • Parmesan cheese, optional


  • Begin by setting your oven to 425 degrees.
  • To a baking dish add your cherry tomatoes, boudin (right to the centre), olive oil, garlic, and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the tomatoes start to burst open and you can smash them with a fork.
  • Break up a few tomatoes with a fork, add your pasta, a little pasta water, and mix to combine.
  • Top with fresh basil and parmesan cheese.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2

About Sammy Montgoms

I am so glad you are here. I am a BIG foodie gal. I am one of those people who lives to eat, rather than eats to live. I love to create nostalgic Italian dishes (especially pasta), but I also love to whip up simple and quick recipes for my family. Hopefully, my page inspires you to do the same. Thank you for being here, and happy eating!

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is absolutely delicious and so easy to make. You will be a hit and will make it again and again.

    1. Hi Ann! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am so happy you enjoyed this recipe – and I agree, so easy!

    1. Hi Linda, my recipe calls for 250 grams of pasta (half a box) and usually I say that serves two. Sometimes there is a little extra, but not all the time!

      1. 5 stars
        Thanks, you were right. Other versions say it serves 4 – 6 which was what I was planning for. I doubled up after reading your recipe- thank goodness. It was fantastic and our company was impressed.

  2. 5 stars
    Ugh I just made this and I’m already craving to make and eat it again! Great to throw together after a long day instead of spending hours in the kitchen!

    1. Hi LexiAnn! I am so glad you liked it! I know right, such an easy and delicious one right! I agree, perfect after a long day!

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe three times since I first saw it on you 20 meals in 20 minutes or less dinner series and I absolutely love it! It’s so delicious and easy and the leftovers are amazing too!

    1. Hiii Shannon! Thank you for sharing this with me! So happy you loved the pasta. Thanks for trying my recipe 🙂

    1. Hi! This container that I use is 150 grams. I know you can also buy a bigger one and if that was in the store I would opt for the bigger one instead. Hope this helps.

  4. 5 stars
    This is one of my husband’s and my favorite dinners. It’s so quick and easy, and it comes out delicious every time. I’ve made it so many times that I’ve started experimenting with adding other ingredients, like sliced mushrooms or different pasta. It never disappoints!

    1. I don’t recommend freezing this one. I find the cheese becomes gritty and overall just doesn’t freeze well.