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5 Ingredient Mascarpone Pasta

  • Author: Sheenam
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course/ Pasta Recipe
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Unbelievably simple and delicious five ingredient mascarpone pasta recipe that is ready in just fifteen minutes. Creamy, rich and perfect vegetarian meal that is ideal for a date night.


  • 3 cups of pasta of your choice
  • 1 tbsp garlic 
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt, pepper
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 cup (225 grams) mascarpone cheese (room temperature)


  1. Boil pasta as per package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water and drain the pasta.
  2. To a heated pan, add oil and garlic. Let cook for a few seconds on low flame.
  3. Add room temperature mascarpone cheese, starchy pasta water (see notes), salt, pepper and oregano. Mix for a few seconds until a creamy sauce is formed.
  4. Add cooked pasta and mix well until all pasta shells are coated with the luscious velvety cream sauce. 
  5. Cook for 1-2 minutes on low flame and serve hot. 


Pasta water: What is pasta water? Pasta water is nothing but reserved starchy liquid that you get when you boil the pasta. You would need somewhere between 1/4 to 1/2 cup of pasta water for the recipe. Keep adding gradually to the mascarpone cheese (and garlic mix) until a velvety sauce is formed. It should be thick and creamy. 

Keywords: vegetarian, pasta, recipe, Italian, cream, cheese

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