Lemon, Basil and Mascarpone Recipe

Lemon, Basil and Mascarpone picture


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In45 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
Main Ingredient


 Dried pasta1 Pound (500 Gram)
 Lemon juice5 Tablespoon
 Lemon zest1 Teaspoon, grated
 Mascarpone8 Ounce (250 Gram)
 Salt To Taste
 Basil1 Cup (16 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 675 Calories from Fat 252

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g43.1%

Saturated Fat 14 g70%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 72 mg

Sodium 129.4 mg5.4%

Total Carbohydrates 84 g28%

Dietary Fiber 4.3 g17.2%

Sugars 4.5 g

Protein 18 g36.6%

Vitamin A 20.4% Vitamin C 18.9%

Calcium 7.4% Iron 12.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water, until firm to the bite.
While pasta is cooking, place lemon juice and zest and mascarpone in a large frying pan over medium-low heat.
Warm gently, stirring constantly, until heated through, 3-4 minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
Add pasta with basil to the hot sauce.
Toss well to coat, adding reserved water as needed.
Serve immediately.