Dinner done right with the yummy mascarpone sauce recipes

For the people who love cheese in every food they eat or crave, the mascarpone sauce must surely be holding a special place in their comfort food list. This lusciously textured sauce adds magic to any dish that it goes with and makes their texture super creamy. Although there are heaps of dishes that can be made from the mascarpone cheese sauce, the Italian pasta remains the most loved one.

Just in case, you came across this amazing cheese in the supermarket recently and don’t know what to do with it, this article is going to help you. We will help you prepare the mascarpone sauces as well as different mascarpone pasta recipes.


A little about Mascarpone

The mascarpone was first invented in an Italian dairy by processing it from the pasteurized milk of cow. This makes it high on butterfat content, slightly sweet and milky in flavor, and a greatly smooth cream cheese that just slides like butter on any dish. As compared to the normal cream cheese, mascarpone has two times more fat in it and is thus, richer in texture.

The mascarpone cheese is generally used to enhance the texture of different dishes into a creamier and richer one. You can use a mascarpone sauce to make fruit salad dressings, cupcake frosting, muffins, sauces, soup thickeners, spreads, dips, etc.

Mascarpone cheese remains best to use when refrigerated and it must be consumed in some days only once opened. Its shelf life is very less, so always check the tag for freshness when buying. The cheese can also be made at home by this method.

Two mascarpone cheese sauces to try

Here are the recipes.

Red Mascarpone sauce

The tomato mascarpone sauce is another great variant of a mascarpone sauce that is widely used in Italian dishes for making them even creamier and savory. The sauce is low on carbs and the goodness of tomatoes makes it even better. Having the sauce prepared and stored in your kitchen can help you greatly to make any dish instantly.

Ingredients of the recipe:

  • Six ounces of mascarpone cheese
  • Three tbsp tomato paste
  • Three tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • One tbsp lemon juice
  • Half tbsp each of salt and black pepper or as per your taste

Preparation method:

  • Take a pan and put all the ingredients into it. Cook them together over medium flame.
  • Keep stirring the sauce until the cheese melts and combines nicely with all the other ingredients.
  • Put the seasoning ingredient into the sauce and stir.

This sauce can be kept stored in an air-tight jar for three to five days. You can use it with chicken dishes, fish dishes, noodles, etc.

White Mascarpone sauce

This is the basic sauce made out of mascarpone cheese that has a rich creamy texture and can be used in so many other forms like dips, dressings, etc. This is a very quick-to-prepare sauce and can boost the flavor of your dishes instantly. This particular recipe will give you more than one cup of mascarpone sauce.

Ingredients of the recipe:

  • One cup of mascarpone cheese
  • Half cup of parmesan cheese, grated
  • Two ounces of butter
  • Some nutmeg powder and white pepper for flavor
  • Heavy cream (as per the requirement of the consistency)

Preparation method:

  • Start with melting the butter in a pan.
  • Now add the mascarpone cheese into the melted butter and keep stirring the mixture over medium flame until the cheese melts completely. Mix both cheese and butter well.
  • Turn the heat off.
  • Now put all the parmesan cheese into the mix at once and start stirring immediately to avoid any clumps. Don’t heat the mix while mixing otherwise the sauce will get clumpy.
  • Mix the nutmeg powder into the sauce.
  • Add pepper powder to the sauce for flavor. If the sauce is thicker or less than the desired consistency, you can add the heavy cream to it for adjusting the consistency.
  • The white mascarpone cream sauce is ready.

Pasta sauce with mascarpone cheese

Wouldn’t it be great if you can have your favorite pasta with the delectable mascarpone cheese? You might get surprised to know that you can prepare a delicious mascarpone pasta sauce even at home.

You can make large batches of this sauce that stay fresh for use for a considerable time and can be used quickly right after defrosting. You just need to prepare the sauce and keep it in the freezer.

Ingredients of the recipe:

  • 8 ounces of mascarpone cheese
  • 15 ounces of chopped tomatoes
  • One onion, chopped
  • One clove of garlic, chopped
  • One tbsp each of chopped parsley and basil
  • Two tbsp olive oil
  • Black pepper and salt to taste

Preparation method:

  • Put olive oil in a pan and heat it on low flame.
  • Cook the garlic and onion in the oil until they turn soft.
  • Now put the herbs in the pan and sauté well for one minute.
  • Add tomatoes to the pan now and put the seasoning ingredients over it.
  • Put a cup of water into the pan and then let the mix come to a boil. After that, turn the heat low and let the sauce simmer for about thirty minutes.
  • At this time, put in the mascarpone cheese and stir well until it melts and blends with the mix.

Your mascarpone sauce is ready. You can serve it over pasta, garlic bread, or whatever dishes your wish to eat it with.

Pasta recipes with mascarpone cheese

Here are the two mascarpone pasta recipes that you must try.

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One-pot tomato mascarpone pasta

This can be the perfect midweek dinner or an evening snack for you to try if you have the mascarpone tomato sauce handy that we discussed above. A One-pot pasta can be quickly prepared and it’s a wholesome meal with veggies, pasta, and a lot of flavorful sauce. This pasta is slowly cooked with the sauce to make the final meal extremely creamy and luscious.

These are the ingredients that you will need:

  • A 500 g packet of fusilli pasta
  • 250 g spinach, freshly chopped
  • Two cans of cherry or regular tomatoes
  • One cup of tomato puree, more for thicker consistency of the sauce
  • A handful of fresh basil
  • One medium onion, chopped
  • Five cloves of garlic
  • Three big spoons of mascarpone cheese
  • Four tbsp of butter
  • One tbsp of olive oil
  • One tbsp of dried herbs
  • One tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • Four or more cups of boiling water
  • Salt to taste

Preparation method:

  • Heat a pan with olive oil in it. Cook the onions in the oil till they turn soft.
  • Put the herbs and garlic now and cook them too until soft over very low flame. You will get a nice fragrance once they are cooked.
  • Now, add in the tomato puree, tomatoes, vinegar, and salt. Cook everything for about five minutes till the mix starts bubbling.
  • It’s time to add the fusilli pasta and boiling water in the pan. The water will be absorbed eventually as the pasta will cook itself in it.
  • Bring the whole mix to a boil and then let it simmer for about ten to fifteen minutes. Keep stirring in between to prevent any lumping in the sauce. Keep adding water into the dish as you find it necessary to cook the pasta nicely.
  • Put in the basil, spinach leaves, and butter now. Keep stirring the dish over low flame.
  • At the last, add the mascarpone cheese and stir it into the pasta until it melts completely. You will get creamy, thick, and extremely delicious pasta.

Pasta in white mascarpone sauce

This is another great recipe to try if you like the basic white mascarpone sauce better. The dish is very simple and super creamy in texture. Let’s straight go to see how it’s made with these ingredients:

  • Two cups of pasta
  • Half cup of all-purpose flour
  • One cup of milk
  • Half cup of mascarpone cheese
  • One-fourth cup of cheddar cheese
  • One green capsicum, chopped
  • One white onion
  • Two tbsp butter
  • One tsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation method:

  • Boil the pasta until soft and let it sit aside to cool down.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan over low flame. Cook onions and capsicum in it till they become soft.
  • Take a deep pan now. Put butter in it and melt it over low flame. Roast the flour in it slowly.
  • Now add milk into the butter-flour mix and stir nicely to prevent lumping.
  • Add the mascarpone cheese, pepper, and salt to ready the sauce.
  • After two minutes of stirring, add cheddar cheese and cook further for two minutes more.
  • To this pan, add the prepared pasta and sauté veggies. Mix well.
  • Your pasta is ready to serve. Top it with some basil and grated cheese.


We assume that you are drooling already now and the next thing you would do is getting to your kitchen and start preparing the mascarpone sauce to add to your next dish, be it pasta, noodles, or chicken soup. Make sure to share any new recipe, if you have it, with us that can be made from mascarpone cheese. We wish you great cooking.

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