Pasta with Tomato Mascarpone Sauce.

For this month’s Secret Recipe Club, I was given the opportunity to become familiar with Rebecca’s blog A Dusting of Sugar.  Rebecca is a college student, keeping her passion alive while she’s away at school.  While I found myself drooling over her cookies, cakes and brownies, I ultimately decided on her Tomato Mascarpone Sauce.  Leave it to me to choose one of the few savory recipes on a blog that’s primarily about baking!

It was the mascarpone that won me over.  A true weakness of mine!  I made some embellishments to the recipe in order to amp up the flavor.  And once that sweet, creamy cheese came into play?  Swooooon.  This one is definitely a keeper.

Pasta with Tomato Mascarpone Sauce – adapted from A Dusting of Sugar

  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 Large Shallot, diced
  • 1/4 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 28 oz. Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 8 Large Basil Leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Red Wine
  • 4 oz. Mascarpone Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 Lb. of Your Favorite Pasta, cooked

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.  When hot, add the shallots, garlic and red pepper flakes and saute for a few minutes until soft.  Add the tomatoes and basil, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes, adding the red wine about halfway through.

Remove from heat and stir in the mascarpone, salt and pepper.  Toss the pasta with the sauce.  Serve with parmesan cheese.

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19 responses to “Pasta with Tomato Mascarpone Sauce.

  1. I’m with you. LOVE mascarpone. I’ll bet that this made the sauce extra creamy and good. Great photo! (Found you via the Secret Recipe Club.)

  2. You had me at mascarpone… looks very yummy!

  3. This sauce is so good. Mascarpone is dreamy <3 Thanks for the lovely post!

  4. Oh, yum! You can’t go wrong with pasta and mascarpone cheese.

  5. wow, that looks awesome. Having wine and cheese in a dish – it would’ve been difficult for me to have any left over to cook with!

  6. Oh my gosh! YUM!! Sounds and looks so good!

  7. This sounds really simple but delicious. I love just about all pasta dishes!

  8. Ths sauce sounds amazing! I so want to try this, thanks!

  9. Mmmmmm. That about says it :) Looks great!

  10. I just love the combination of flavor for this recipe, we would just love it! It is fun cooking with you in the SRC!
    Miz Helen

  11. Yum, this sounds like a really interesting combination. I’ll definitely have to give it a try. I’m stopping by from SRC but be sure to stop by Seasonal Potluck this month. We have peas AND rhubarb link parties open! We’d love if you’d share any recipes you may have

  12. Wow, this sounds heavenly. I’m sure it was creamy and delicious!

  13. looks delicious, and easy to throw together for a quick meal, plus anything with pasta in it, is a hit with my kids!

  14. Pasta! It is my weakness. Please pass me a bowl!

  15. I never thought about adding mascarpone to a pasta, I always think of mascarpone as a sweet cheese but the pasta looks amazing

  16. Made this today for lunch – it was even better than I expected. I love the sweet, slightly creamy sauce. And so easy to make!

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