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Mascarpone Pea Pasta

For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you’ll have seen that our oven has been broken for the past week. Never before had I realised how heavily I rely on the oven when preparing dinner. I’ve been focusing on a lot of stovetop only dishes and this was one that I made the other night.
mascarpone pea pasta

Mascarpone Pea Pasta
Serves 5
3015 calories
394 g
240 g
114 g
107 g
48 g
1081 g
1793 g
35 g
0 g
51 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3015
Calories from Fat 992
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 114g
Saturated Fat 48g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 16g
Monounsaturated Fat 35g
Cholesterol 240mg
Sodium 1793mg
Total Carbohydrates 394g
Dietary Fiber 28g
Sugars 35g
Protein 107g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 lb of penne pasta
  2. 1 1/2 cups of frozen peas
  3. 2 cloves of garlic
  4. 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  5. 3 tablespoons of pine nuts
  6. juice of 1 lemon
  7. zest of 1 lemon
  8. 3/4 cup of mascarpone
  9. 1/4 cup creme fraiche
  10. parsley, chopped to garnish
  11. 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese
  12. salt and pepper
  1. Put your pasta on to boil. While it cooks, boil your peas to thaw them. Once the peas are throughly thawed, strain them. Then sauté the peas, garlic and pine nuts with a tablespoon of olive oil. Once the pine nuts are lightly toasted, set the pan aside.
  2. When the pasta is cooked, strain it. (Reserving the pasta water just in case the sauce needs to be loosened a bit.) Add your strained pasta to a large bowl and mix in the mascarpone and the creme fraiche. Then mix in the lemon juice and zest.
  3. Lastly, toss in the pea, pine nut, garlic mix.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste, and top with your grated parmesan and parsley.
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What’s your favourite quick, weeknight dinner?

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  • As soon as I don’t have something available I realize how much I really do use it!

  • Clever use of cupboard bits too 🙂

  • We’ve been without an oven too, and I miss it dearly!

  • This looks YUM. My favourite quick supper at the moment is stirfry! Really easy, yummy and definitely doable on the stovetop 🙂 xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

    • Truth! Sam is a stir fry machine. If there is one in the house, he can’t stop until he’s eaten it all. Alarming 😉 x

  • Yummy! That looks delicious! I always fall back on quick and easy pasta dishes whenever I want to get supper on the table quick. xxx

  • Yummmy! This sounds amazing. I love pine nuts, but they’re soooo expensive here!

    I make most of our food on the stovetop – the oven only comes into play for pasta bake, really – and ready-made frozen stuff, like chicken nuggets and McCain Smiley faces (because I am actually 5!). AAnd cake, obv. Curries, chilli, risotto, bangers and mash, gnocchi, various pasta dishes that aren’t baked, soups and stews… all doable on the stove top 🙂

    • My problem is that to save a bit of money, I use lots of frozen things – frozen sausages etc, so when we do bangers and mash I pop them into the oven first to defrost for a bit. Oh well. Haha clearly a firstworldproblem! x

  • Jen

    You’re welcome to come over and use our oven if you want to cook for us as well… 😉

    We’re without our washer this week and all I want to do is wash my clothes. It’s a rough life.

  • Andrea @GreenandTurquoise

    Yummy! My favorite weeknight dinner is anything pasta 🙂
    I’m so hungry right now and there’s nothing in my fridge…haven’t got time to do any shopping lately. Gotta try this recipe soon though, it looks tasty!

  • Ala

    Oh this looks so delicious! Recently I went ages (not on purpose) without having pasta, and I severely missed it! I love doing my creamy mushroom and bacon pasta with pine nuts because it’s so moreish (never know how that’s spelt) or recently I made a chilli garlic prawn pasta dish that was out of this world! So many options with pasta! Delish x

  • Mmm sounds and looks delicious! I love a good quick and easy weeknight meal. I’d really struggle without an oven (poor you and Sam!) but great that this dish can be done easily on the stove top! Xo

    • I am really struggling because even with primarily stovetop based recipes like pasta, there is usually some element that I use the oven for. Oh well! Have to make do! x

  • Pasta is definitely my go-to for a quick dinner, we use it as an option a little bit too often sometimes! I try to use wholewheat pasta now though, so I can tell myself that it’s a bit healthier 🙂

  • Looks great as always. I hope your oven is getting fixed by now!! I would be freeeeeaking out if that happened… I just hate when things aren’t working as they should :/

    • Unfortunately, the repairman just told us that there was nothing that could be done to fix it so it has to get replaced now. Oh noes! x

  • Betsy Glenn

    Yum! I always see on the cooking shows recipes with marscapone but the recipes I’ve seen are really complex. Loving the simplicity of this recipe.

  • Yum, this looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe!
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  • This sounds so good and I love the fact that it’s a quick go-to dinner – perfect for when you’ve had a long day at work. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Ah when we moved into our apartment it didn’t have an oven and it felt like the strangest thing! When we bought one, suddenly there was so much choice in cooking when you’ve got an oven and a stove!

    • So true! The repairman just told us that there was nothing that could be done to fix it so it has to get replaced now. Grr! x

  • Thanks Yvonne! x

  • Your recipes always look so tasty! The pea hating German is away this week, maybe I’ll have to give this one a try! x