Crispy Baked Boursin
Crispy Baked Boursin – An easy holiday entertaining appetizer! Made with only a few ingredients and done together in under 30 minutes!
Boursin cheese is a flavored cheese. It has garlic and parsley mixed in. So it does almost all of the flavor work for you in one ingredient! Then you add a crispy coating with rosemary and thyme. Plus a honey drizzle to finish. It’s incredible!! And sure to be a crowd pleasing appetizer this holiday season!
P.S. If you’re serving a crowd, I would make a couple of these!
Does the baked boursin cheese melt all over the baking sheet when baked?
No! Boursin cheese gets warm and melted when baked. But it has a goat cheese consistency. So it doesn’t spread and melt everywhere. It stays compact, even when it’s heated through.
Go heavy handed on the honey…
The honey is the best part! It pairs so well with the richness and herby flavors.
I like to serve some extra on the side with a little spoon. That way your guests. can drizzle a little extra honey on each bite.
You can do spicy honey or chili honey if you want an extra kick!
What to serve with crispy baked boursin?
I like sliced baguette. Sliced ciabatta would work too! The panko already has a cracker consistency. So it would be too cracker-y if you served this on crackers.
I like the bread warmed but not toasted. But you can toast the bread in the oven if you prefer.
Can I make this ahead of time?
No, I wouldn’t make this ahead of time. You want the boursin to be warm and melty. So this is best if you bake it right before your guests arrive. Or have it coming out of the oven a few minutes before they get there.
If you want to prep it ahead, you can get the flour, beaten egg, and panko + herbs in separate bowls. Then you can quickly throw it together right before.
Crispy Baked Boursin
- 3 Tablespoons flour
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 (5.2 oz) package Boursin garlic & herb cheese
- olive oil spray (optional)
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 baguette, thinly sliced
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet or 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, add the flour. In a second bowl, add the egg and beat it. In a third bowl, add the panko, rosemary, thyme, and salt.
- Take the boursin cheese out of the foil and coat in the flour. Second, dip and coat in the beaten egg. Third, dip in the panko bowl. Make sure to fully coat the boursin in each layer!.
- Transfer to the boursin cheese to the prepared baking sheet. Spray with olive oil spray (optional).
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the panko is golden brown and the cheese is starting to crack open.
- Remove from the oven. Transfer to a cheese board or platter. Finish with a drizzle of honey. Serve with warmed baguette and extra honey on the side.