May 25, 2021

Lemon Mascarpone Pasta

Lemon Mascarpone Pasta

Lemon Mascarpone Pasta

Let’s make: Lemon mascarpone pasta! I LOVE lemon zest (if you can’t tell already, haha!) so this is a major ode to that. This pasta is so EASY, creamy, and so so delicious.

It comes together so quickly, and I love that I will mostly have everything on hand in my fridge and pantry at all times. As I’m typing this, I am dreaming of making this for dinner later, like I’m making this again stat.

Lemon Mascarpone Pasta

Ingredients You Need

  • spaghetti (or pasta of your choice!)
  • fresh lemon juice
  • zest of those same lemons!!
  • mascarpone
  • pasta water (liquid gold, hello!)
  • butter
  • shredded parmesan
  • pepper
  • kosher salt

Lemon Mascarpone Pasta

Steps To Make This Recipe

Step 1

Grate parmesan and lemon zest and set aside.

Step 2

In the meantime, boil a pot of water for your pasta. When boiling, add kosher salt and pasta, and cook until al dente, according to the package instructions on your pasta.

Step 3

While your pasta is boiling, heat a skillet with olive oil. Bloom your pepper and add in your butter to melt. Next, on low, you’re going to add in your cheese mixture and melt throughout, adding pasta water as needed to create your sauce.

Step 4

Toss in your al dente pasta, and finish cooking with the sauce and adjusting with pasta water and more parmesan of your choice. Finish with mascarpone and toss until everything is creamy and melted together. Turn off the heat and finish off with fresh lemon juice.

Step 5

Serve with pepper, more parmesan, lemon zest and juice.

Lemon Mascarpone Pasta

FAQS:

What happens if my pasta is too watery?

Two things you can do here! 1) it will most likely dry up as you keep mixing and cooking, so be patient. However 2) if it’s extremely watery, add more parmesan.

What happens if my pasta is too thick and not as glossy as I’d like?

If your pasta is getting all stuck together, and is not glossy, adjust with more pasta water. ALWAYS save extra pasta water! Do not throw that baby away, it is liquid gold.

What can I use if I don’t have mascarpone?

Feel free to sub for heavy cream!

Lemon Mascarpone Pasta

Some ideas & inspiration to serve with this dish:

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Lemon Mascarpone Pasta

Lemon Mascarpone Pasta

Lemon Mascarpone Pasta

Let’s make: Lemon mascarpone pasta! I LOVE lemon zest so this is a major ode to that.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound spaghetti or pasta of choice
  • 2/3rds cup shredded parmesan and more desired for serving
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 cup pasta water adjust with more if needed; if watery add parmesan, if too thick, add pasta water
  • 2 tablespoons mascarpone
  • juice of 1-2 lemons
  • kosher salt to taste

Instructions

  • Grate parmesan and lemon zest and set aside.
  • In the meantime, boil a pot of water for your pasta. When boiling, add kosher salt and pasta, and cook until al dente, according to the package instructions on your pasta.
  • While your pasta is boiling, heat a skillet with olive oil. Bloom your pepper and add in your butter to melt. Next, on low, you're going to add in your cheese mixture and melt throughout, adding pasta water as needed to create your sauce.
  • Toss in your al dente pasta, and finish cooking with the sauce and adjusting with pasta water and more parmesan of your choice. Finish with mascarpone and toss until everything is creamy and melted together. Turn off the heat and finish off with fresh lemon juice.
  • Serve with pepper, more parmesan, lemon zest and juice.

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