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2 Ingredient Creamy Herby Garlicky Pasta

the easiest cheese sauce you’ll ever make
Posted October 5, 2019 by Stephanie

It’s carb-loading season, my most favorite of all the seasons! When the weather starts to turn chilly, you know it’s time to light those candles, grab those bowls, and eat those noods. I’m not sure why I don’t eat pasta out of a bowl more often. When I was in high school, I feel like I ate primarily out of bowls. But then, as I got older I started eating on plates more? Still there’s something so so comforting about a bowl of pasta: cradling it in your hands, sitting on the couch, a huge Netflix queue lined up. Yes, I’m still watching, stop it with your judging Netflix!

This is the perfect pasta to make on those nights when you’re feeling extra lazy because it is literally 2 ingredients: cheese and pasta. Not just any cheese though, Boursin! This is not sponsored or anything by the way (I wish, hit us up Boursin!), I just love that creamy, garlicy soft cheese. Whenever it’s on sale, we pick up a pack or three.

2 ingredient creamy herby garlicky pasta! The easiest pasta you’ll ever make and only 2 ingredients! Creamy and delicious, perfect for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking. #dinner #easy #2ingredients #penne #pasta #cheese #macandcheese #boursin

Have you had Boursin by the way? It’s a French cheese from Normandy that is creamy, slightly crumbly, and full of buttery herby smooth flavors. My favorite is the classic, garlic and fine herbs. I love eating it with chips, veggies, on it’s own, and especially with pasta.

All you do is boil your pasta, save some pasta water, drain the pasta, then mix together the starchy pasta water and Boursin to loosen out the sauce. Add the pasta in, taste, and devour. Super simple, one pot, two ingredient, delicious delicious carbs.

It’s a super creamy, super easy mac and cheese-ish kind of bowl but just a little bit fancier so you know you’ve grown up.

Why You Should Make This:
• It’s so easy, it should be illegal.
• Carbs + Cheese = Pure Comfort.
• TWO INGREDIENTS!

Key Steps:

  1. Save the pasta water before draining your pasta – it’s what loosens the cheese into a sauce and makes it extra creamy thanks to the starch that comes off the pasta when you cook it.
  2. Think about your favorite pasta shape. I used penne because it was what was in the pantry, but I think this would be perfect with fusilli because of all the twists that the cheese can get trapped in.
  3. Undercook your pasta by one minute, then finish cooking it in the sauce so the sauce literally gets cooked into the pasta giving it more flavor.

Noodles and cheese always and forever,
xoxo steph

2 Ingredient Creamy Herby Garlicky Boursin Pasta

2 ingredients: pasta and cheese come together for a bowl of quick comfort
Serves 2
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces pasta of choice I used penne
  • 1 package Boursin Garlic and Fine Herb flavor

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta 1 minute shy of al dente according to the package directions. Reserve 1 cup pasta water and drain well.

    2 ingredient creamy herby garlicky pasta! The easiest pasta you’ll ever make and only 2 ingredients! Creamy and delicious, perfect for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking. #dinner #easy #2ingredients #penne #pasta #cheese #macandcheese #boursin
  • In the same pot, melt the Boursin into 1/3 cup pasta water over medium heat, stirring to combine and create a smooth and creamy cheese sauce.

    2 ingredient creamy herby garlicky pasta! The easiest pasta you’ll ever make and only 2 ingredients! Creamy and delicious, perfect for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking. #dinner #easy #2ingredients #penne #pasta #cheese #macandcheese #boursin
  • Add the pasta and simmer for 1 minute, or until the pasta is al dente, stirring occasionally and adding extra pasta water if the sauce is too thick. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy immediately.

    2 ingredient creamy herby garlicky pasta! The easiest pasta you’ll ever make and only 2 ingredients! Creamy and delicious, perfect for those nights when you don’t feel like cooking. #dinner #easy #2ingredients #penne #pasta #cheese #macandcheese #boursin

6 Comments

  1. Sabrina says:

    wow, you weren’t kidding, easy, thank you!

  2. mrw says:

    How big a package? Boursin sell in 150g, 80g and 16g sizes

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi,
      150 grams! i’ll edit the recipe :)

  3. carswell says:

    Oh this will be awesome with the cracked black pepper Boursin.

  4. Susan Foster says:

    Wow! I can’t wait to try this. Trader Joe’s sells Boursin for less than most stores, and Costco sells a 3 pack. 😋💕

  5. Danielle says:

    I just made this for dinner and it was fantastic. So easy and comforting. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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