A silky, sumptuous dish, that's easy and quick to prepare. One for lovers.


  • good quality pasta
  • mascarpone cheese
  • grated parmesan or peccorino


  • Boil the pasta until it is deliciously al dente and pour off the water.
  • Shake it loose in the colander and add the mascarpone. This creamy Italian cheese is actually more like a thick double cream and it can be substituted with thick cream or crême frâiche.
  • Let it rest a few moments to run through the pasta and then grate in the zest of a lemon to give it a bit of zing.
  • It’s lovely to eat fresh, but easy enough to heat up later if you feel peckish.
  • To Serve:
  • Add some grated parmesan or pecorino.

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