Pasta in Creamy Tomato Mascarpone Sauce

My Favourite Pasta Recipes

Pasta in Creamy Tomato Mascarpone Sauce myravouritepastime.com_2739It was time to cook with mascarpone cheese, so I bought myself a huge tub and everything I cooked that week got a  good dose of the cheese. Mascarpone is added to enhance the flavour of a dish, without overwhelming the original taste. It’s rich, creamy and buttery so can also be used on bread as a substitute for butter or simply served with fruits.

Pasta in Creamy Tomato Mascarpone Sauce myravouritepastime.com_2738Please try to use fresh juicy tomatoes for this recipe. Canned tomatoes can also be used, as a last resort. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was full of homemade pizza. This week was a designated ‘pizza week’ for the blog so I ate tons and tons of flavourful and cheesy pizza. I’ll soon share some of the recipes with you. Enjoy the new week!

  • 400g (14oz) pasta
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3 medium tomatoes skinned and chopped (3 cups when chopped) or 540ml (19fl.oz) can diced diced tomatoes
  • 125g (½ cup, 4.5oz ) mascarpone cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup chopped fresh herbs

Pasta in Creamy Tomato Mascarpone Sauce myravouritepastime.com_3740Please always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start

Pasta in Creamy Tomato Mascarpone Sauce myravouritepastime.com_3744Heat oil in a pan over medium low heat and gently sauté onions and garlic. Do not brown.

Pasta in Creamy Tomato Mascarpone Sauce myravouritepastime.com_3745Add chopped tomatoes, bring to the boil and simmer 10 minutes. (You can add a bouillon cube or powder if you like). Meanwhile boil the pasta in plenty of salted water as per packet instructions until almost al dente and, drain thoroughly.

Pasta in Creamy Tomato Mascarpone Sauce myravouritepastime.com_3748Stir in mascarpone and season to taste.

Pasta in Creamy Tomato Mascarpone Sauce myravouritepastime.com_3750Toss pasta and fresh herbs in the sauce,

Pasta in Creamy Tomato Mascarpone Sauce myravouritepastime.com_3751and mix thoroughly.

Pasta in Creamy Tomato Mascarpone Sauce myravouritepastime.com_2733Serve hot.

Pasta in Creamy Tomato Mascarpone Sauce myravouritepastime.com_2740This recipe is simple, but I couldn’t stop eating. It was very delicious!

Pasta in Creamy Tomato Mascarpone Sauce

Preparation time: 20 minutes; Cooking time: 15 minutes; Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 400g (14oz) pasta
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3 medium tomatoes skinned and chopped (3 cups when chopped) or 540ml (19fl.oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 125g (½ cup, 4.5oz ) mascarpone cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup chopped fresh herbs

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium low heat and gently sauté onions and garlic. Do not brown.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes, bring to the boil and simmer 10 minutes. (You can add a bouillon cube or powder if you like)
  3. Meanwhile boil the pasta in plenty of salted water as per packet instructions until almost al dent and, drain thoroughly.
  4. Stir in mascarpone and season to taste. Toss pasta and fresh herbs in sauce, and mix thoroughly. Serve hot.

Points to Note:

  1. I prefer fresh juicy tomatoes like hot-house for this recipe!

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

41 thoughts

    1. ha ha you make me hungry too, Debbie. You’re always cooking some really good food, out in the open, with great photos too! See you even went canoeing…enjoy the week!
      Liz

  1. I’ve always pronounced Mascarpone with the “e” sound at the end. Is that correct or does it sound a little like Al Capone? LOL. I’m not good with Italian words except vino! Like others, I’ve never tried a pasta sauce made with Mascarpone. Could be the start of a new revolution in the pasta field. It certainly looks wonderful in your picture (as usual) Sometimes I find the really tomato-ie sauces are a little too acidic and give me heartburn so this may be the ticket to alleviating that acidity balancing it off with this cheese. It’s drizzling here. Much needed. However, it’s just clearing the air and nothing drastic. Still….a little coolness and moisture is helping the parched ground and vegetation! Happy hump day!

    1. Frankly speaking Italian is one language I’ve never tried to speak or learn, so I am not good with pronunciations, not even vino. You must try pasta sauce with mascarpone. It tastes extra special, better than whipping cream. This one is really nice because the mascarpone tames the acid and so the tomatoes taste very mild. We have had so much rain, it has become a norm for me! Today was rather cold. I had my hoodie on coz I was doing a bit of gardening. Have a great cruise!
      Liz

    1. If you’ve not been cooking with Marscapone then you need to at least try one or two recipes. You’ll love it. Oh boy I’ve eaten so much pizza, I don’t know what to say. Hope to share recipes soon. Pleasnt week to you!
      liz

        1. I am so glad you loved it. We had it two days ago, without chicken, but i think chicken is a great addition. I shall throw in some left over chicken next time. I wish you a wonderful weekend
          Liz

  2. It looks good. I’d always considered mascarpone cheese a dessert cheese, but you’ve changed my mind. I’d want to add bacon though, but that’s just me. 🙂
    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks for this one.

    1. Hi Lignum,
      Bacon would be a welcome addition, of course. Mascarpone is great with Pasta. You should try it. I am having a fabulous weekend, thank you very much.
      Liz

    1. Hey Dedi,
      where have you been? I have missed your beautiful recipes!!!! Welcome back after such a long time. This pasta recipe is simple but heavenly. I am happy to see you! Happy Blogging.
      Liz

  3. Lovely, you have so many good ideas for pasta. And yesterday I made pork chops with mushroom inspired by your recipe and that creamy mushroom sauce was perfect with pasta too.

    1. Thanks so much for complimenting I am glad I inspired you to make pork chops with mushroom. I really love this simple pasta sauce. Have a great week ahead!
      liz

  4. This is the perfect recipe for me to try! I always have left over mascarpone whenever I buy it and have been searching for a recipe to use it in. Plus our garden is bursting with fresh tomatoes so even better! So glad you posted this. Thanks!

    1. Omg then it’s just the right recipe because it goes better with fresh tomatoes. I really liked it. It tasted so good! Enjoy the coming week!
      Liz

      1. One question (sorry if this is a stupid question 🙂 When you say skinned tomatoes, does that mean you take the skin off when it’s raw? The only time I have ever skinned a tomato was when I blanched it and then peeled it off.

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