Remember those Apple and Marscapone Tartlets that I featured a couple posts back? Well, that venture left me with some leftover marscapone and I certainly did not want to let that yumminess go to waste. As I had already used marscapone as one of the main ingredients in a sweet treat, I figured that I would use it in a savory dish this time around. To me, the obvious choice seemed to be in the form of a delicious, Italian-inspired sauce packed with fresh flavors. That it was.

For the most part, when I make pasta it’s because A) I’m feeling lazy, or B) I have absolutely nothing else to eat. In these circumstances, said pasta is dried and the sauce that accompanies it typically comes in a jar. Rest assured, the sauce that I’m featuring in this post is still perfect for those lazy nights. I threw it together in only 10 minutes, and the quick trip to the grocery store to pick up some fresh pasta was well worth it.

Note: This recipe yields four servings. For best results, serve with a sliced baguette and seasoned extra-virgin olive oil for dipping. ;)

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup EVOO
  • 8 oz. container marscapone
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1/4 a sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 tsbp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsbp. fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers (my recipe here)
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach
  • Cracked black pepper to taste
  • Himalayan salt to taste
  • The pasta of your choice (I went with fresh linguini. Yum!)
  • Shaved locatelli for garnish

What you’ll do:

  • Combine all ingredients (minus the spinach, salt, and pepper) in a food processor; blend until smooth
  • Transfer to a large saucepan and, over low heat, stir in the spinach and desired amount of salt and pepper; stir occasionally until the sauce is heated through and the spinach is slightly wilted
  • Spoon a generous amount of sauce over the pasta, garnish with shaved locatelli, and enjoy!