5 Ingredient Recipes, Breakfast

Ciabatta Boursin Breakfast Sandwich

I was at the Parish Café in Boston when I made a mind-blowing discovery: Boursin cheese isn’t just for crackers.

ciabatta boursin breakfast sandwich

If you don’t know what Boursin cheese is, let me enlighten you. It’s a soft cow’s milk cheese called Gournay mixed with herbs, sold in a small green box, and tastes like heaven on earth. I first had Boursin cheese at a wine night with some of my lady friends, where we spread it over crackers and talked about…well, I don’t exactly remember. But I do remember the cheese.

While Boursin cheese comes in different kinds of flavors, I was originally introduced to the traditional Garlic and Herb flavor, so that’s what I grab at the store. You can find it at bigger chain grocery stores like Trader Joe’s, Publix, Stop & Shop, and Target

So let me take you back to Boston. I was sitting in this cafe, and I had ordered a delicious Nicoise salad with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. This cafe has a long list of sandwiches on the menu and, if you were paying closer attention than I was, you would have probably noticed the board of specials on the wall. One of them was a chicken sandwich made with—you guessed it—Boursin cheese.

I turned to my husband and told him “I could make that.” I mean, it was easy! Chicken, Boursin cheese, roasted red peppers, and greens. Easy peasy. 

A few weeks after our trip, I bought all of the ingredients to make the dish. While it was going to be a lunch or dinner thing, I woke up on a Saturday morning craving a breakfast sandwich. So instead of making the original creation inspired by Parish Café, I decided to tweak it into my own version of a breakfast sandwich.

Now, why did I settle on this sandwich over a chicken one? Honestly, because of the simplicity of it. In the moment, eggs were faster to cook than defrosting a chicken breast, and snagging some sun-dried tomatoes was easier than roasting red peppers. Because of these switches, making this sandwich is a much faster process, which means it’s the perfect thing to make to start your day.

cut open boursin ciabatta breakfast sandwich
bite in a ciabatta breakfast sandwich

If you’re looking for other lazy Saturday breakfast ideas, try these Caramel Chocolate Crescents, Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins, or these Cottage Cheese Pancakes.

Ciabatta Boursin Breakfast Sandwich

Substitute mayonnaise in your sandwich with a tablespoon of spreadable Boursin cheese for a gourmet take on your usual sandwich.
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: boursin, boursin cheese, breakfast, breakfast sandwich, ciabatta, egg recipes, egg sandwich, eggs
Servings: 1 sandwich


  • 1 ciabatta roll
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Boursin (Gournay) cheese
  • 1/8 cup spinach
  • 1 Tbsp sun-dried tomatoes sliced thin


  • Slice the ciabatta in half and toast the ciabatta. If you don't have a toaster, turn the oven on 400 and place it in the oven (on a baking sheet) for a few minutes until it is toasted.
  • Cook two eggs in a non-stick pan with a little bit of butter. When you flip the eggs over, press down on them gently to break the yolk so they cook through.
  • Spread the cheese on both sides of the toasted ciabatta. Fold up the eggs and place them on the bottom half of the roll.
  • Add the few leaves of spinach and sun-dried tomatoes on top of the eggs, then top with the other ciabatta half.
  • Eat immediately!

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