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Mascarpone Cheese & Pesto Pasta


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  • Pesto:
  • 16 oz. package of pasta
  • 8 oz. mascarpone cheese
  • pesto sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups shelled walnuts (pine nuts)
  • 4 cloves peeled garlic
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup olive oil



Step 1

Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package; reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water, then drain well. In a large bowl, combine pot pasta, macarpone cheese and reserved cooking water; toss well to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve pasta immediately in bowls accompanied with a dollop of pesto.

Pesto: In a food procesor or blender, blend basil, nuts, garlic and cheese. Pour in oil slowly while still mixing. Stir in salt and pepper.

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