Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Frugal Kitchen: Marscarpone Pasta Sauce

I am all about staying out of a hot kitchen during the summer months (it's in the 80's already in Florida), so I look for recipes that use very little cooking time.  One creamy pasta recipe follows:

8 oz. marscarpone
5 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. lemon zest
1 handful basil leaves, rough chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Cook your pasta according to the package directions.  In a fry pan on low heat melt together the marscarpone, lemon juice and zest.  Stir in the basil, salt and pepper.  Mix the sauce and pasta together.  You may want to save a few basil leaves for garnish (which, you will see by the photo, I didn't).

God bless,

1 comment:

  1. Oh yum! And so much better than a traditional alfredo. Can't wait to try it! Worked in the gardens today and discovered some tiny dandelions just beginning to poke through -- looking forward to dandelion salad!