I saw a picture on the internet of a tomato and mascarpone sauce and it peeked my interest. I had never heard of such a sauce and I thought it would be good. I googled it and found that most recipes are a basic tomato sauce with mascarpone added. Sounded simple enough! I decided to give it a whirl and it turned out great. This was so simple and it packed a lot of great flavor. The mascarpone added a nice creaminess to the sauce that we both really enjoyed. This was a nice change to our usual tomato sauce. We served the sauce with some garlic & herb grilled chicken for a fabulous dinner!
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 shallot or small onion
1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes (San Marzano if you can get them)
2 tsp basil
4 oz mascarpone cheese
Heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute shallot until translucent; add garlic and cook for one minute, or until fragrant. Pour tomatoes and basil into skillet and simmer for 5 minutes. Add mascarpone and stir until combined. Simmer for another 5 minutes. Serve with your favorite pasta.