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Boursin Cheese Pasta

When people ask me what's my favorite food group, my honest answer would be "pasta." I know that as a health coach, I am supposed to say fruits or vegetables, but pasta is the 1 food that I could eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week. 

So, the way I am able to enjoy my pasta and eat it too is to incorporate veggies into it so that I am fueling my body with healthy vitamins and minerals, and can still enjoy the carb I like most.

Mix it up to fit your Crohn's or UC diet

I also enjoy making the cheese and tomato mixture to put on top of protein such as chicken or shrimp instead of pasta. There are many ways that this dish can be prepared based on your dietary needs and preferences. (I use gluten-free pasta with mine!) Which is great when trying to think of new dinners rather than eating the same thing on repeat.

You may have seen similar recipes posted as "TikTok pasta," so feel free to be trendy and dive into this delicious, simple, vitamin-packed meal any day of the week!

Serves 6

Boursin cheese pasta ingredients

  • 1 lb pasta of choice (I suggest penne or rigatoni)
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 5.2 oz container Boursin cheese (garlic and fine herb flavor)
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • Optional: 2 cups spinach, or 2 cups portobello mushrooms, sliced

Boursin cheese pasta directions

  1.  Cook pasta according to box, set aside. Note: drain it when it is al dente since it will continue cooking in the pan with remaining ingredients.
  2. In a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, add tomatoes, Boursin cheese, shallots, garlic, and olive oil (and spinach or mushrooms if using in recipe).
  3. Bake on 400ºF for 20 minutes, covered.
  4. Remove baking dish from oven and add pasta, mixing thoroughly until all ingredients are well-incorporated.
  5. Top with fresh basil and serve warm.

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 392
  • carbohydrates: 45.6g
  • cholesterol: 84mg
  • dietary fiber: 0.8g
  • potassium: 298mg
  • protein: 10.9g
  • saturated fat: 8.6g
  • sodium: 171mg
  • sugars: 2.4g
  • total fat: 19.5g

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