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Mascarpone Garden Pasta

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Category : Comfort Food, Dinner, Pasta, Quick Dinners, Sauces, Vegetables

I love to make new pasta dishes! They are so comforting and they can be a one dish dinner that is very pleasing for your taste buds and your tummy! Pasta dishes are so fun to create things and just let your mind go wild because you can put just about anything in a pasta dish and you can have so much fun creating the sauce! When it comes to pasta you never have to eat the same thing twice because the possibilities are endless, however, once you make this pasta you will want to have it all the time because it is THAT good!!

Mascarpone Garden Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1lb hot Italian sausage (removed from the sausages from the casings)
  • .5 yellow onion (chopped)
  • .5 red onion (chopped)
  • 2-3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 12oz box Garden delight pasta (you can sub any other type of pasta you like)
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1-2 bundles of fresh Asparagus
  • 14.5oz can diced tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons Mascarpone cheese
  • 3-4 tablespoons parmesan cheese (for garnish)
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

 

Start a large pot of water on the stove and salt the water. Bring the water to a boil to cook the pasta and asparagus.  I like to use the Ronzoni Garden Delight in the picture above. It gives you a full serving of vegetables it is colorful and delicious! This is not a paid advertisement or anything but this is my pasta of choice and I always have it on hand!

Heat a large skillet on medium heat. Once heated take the sausages out of the casings add the sausage to the pan and cook for 5 minutes until it starts to brown. Chop it up a bit with a spatula so it can cook.

Add the chopped onions and garlic to the sausage and cook for another 5 to 8 minutes until the onions are translucent stir it up here and there so everything cooks evenly.

Add the wine to the pan to de glaze the pan and get any bits off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Let the wine cook off for 4 to 5 minutes.

I use this container to store wine that we do no finish or sometimes I buy a wine just for cooking and put it in this container in the fridge. This way I always have wine on hand for a recipe and I do not have to worry about running out to buy a bottle! That book in the background is where I write down my recipes and crazy inventions in the kitchen so that I can remember how I did it to share it with you guys!

The pasta water should be boiling at this point. Add the pasta and the asparagus. Look how colorful the pasta is! Just gorgeous! I already had some cooked asparagus this time but the first time I did not. I chop the asparagus into thirds and boil with the pasta for 6 to 8 minutes.

Add the can of diced tomatoes and stir. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the mascarpone cheese. Let the sauce cook on medium low heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Taste test and add salt and pepper to taste.

This is what the mascarpone container looks like incase you have never bought it before and you are unsure what to look for.

 I had already cooked and seasoned asparagus this time so I took them out of the container and cut them into thirds and added them to the skillet.

Once the pasta and asparagus are cooked add straight from the pasta water to the sauce skillet and stir to combine.

Add 1 to 2 ladles full of pasta water to help the sauce combine and stick to the pasta.

Look at all that creamy sauce!! As you stir it you can hear how creamy it is!

Garnish the top with the parmesan cheese and the chopped basil.

Plate and serve!

Yum Yum… Look at that!

I served ours with some toasted French bread and a glass of red wine! Oh I can’t help it let’s get a close up look at that pasta!

The Mascarpone cheese really is the star of this dish. It is an awesome cheese and you can do sweet desserts or savory dinners with this ingredient. I love all the goodness from the garden pasta and the color it brings to the dish! The spiciness of the sausage and crisp refreshing asparagus combined with the creaminess of the sauce…YUM! All I can tell you is make this for dinner and anyone you serve it to will love you and the dinner!!

What’s your favorite pasta dish? Have you ever cooked with Mascarpone? What is your favorite dish to make with it? 

Mascarpone Garden Pasta
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: Dinner, Pasta
: Heather
: 5 mins
: 25 mins
: 30 mins
Ingredients
  • 1lb hot Italian sausage (removed from the casings)
  • 5 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 5 red onion (chopped)
  • 2-3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 12oz box Garden delight pasta (you can sub any other type of pasta you like)
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1-2 bundles of fresh Asparagus
  • 14.5oz can diced tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons Mascarpone cheese
  • 3-4 tablespoons parmesan cheese (for garnish)
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Start a large pot of water on the stove and salt the water. Bring the water to a boil to cook the pasta and asparagus.
  2. Heat a large skillet on medium heat. Once heated add the sausage and cook for 5 minutes until it starts to brown.
  3. Add the chopped onions and garlic to the sausage and cook for another 5 to 8 minutes until the onions are translucent.
  4. Add the wine to the pan to de glaze the pan and get any bits off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Let the wine cook off for 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. The pasta water should be boiling at this point. Add the pasta and the asparagus. Chop the asparagus into thirds and boil with the pasta for 6 to 8 minutes.
  6. Add the can of diced tomatoes and stir. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Add the mascarpone cheese. Let the sauce cook on medium low heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Taste test and add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Once the pasta and asparagus are cooked add straight from the pasta water to the sauce skillet and stir to combine.
  9. Add 1 to 2 ladles full of pasta water to help the sauce combine and stick to the pasta.
  10. Garnish the top with the parmesan cheese and the chopped basil.
  11. Plate and serve!
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Comments (2)

Another amazing dish! I have never heard of that cheese before. Is it hard cheese and you grate it? Or is it soft like cream cheese? What does it taste like all by itself?

look at you! how clever! wine in a jar!

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