I have some mascarpone cheese left. May I use it to make a sauce?

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You can add Mascapone Cheese to a plain italian tomato sauce. The sauce can take on quite a different feel to it from the normal pasta sauce which can make a nice change.


This is a recipe for a quick "tiramisù". It can be used to serve cookies, or fruits.
It requires mascarpone cheese, 2 eggs, and cocoa powder (optional).

  • Whip the egg white.
  • Incorporate the mascarpone cheese into the yoke and mix.
  • Incorporate the egg white, and mix.
  • Add cocoa powder.

Leave in refrigerator before to use it.


Yes, it will melt similarly to cream cheese and can be used in sauces, or to enrich either polenta or risotto.


It should work well as a sauce. You can also use it to make a sweet sauce, as it has just the right balance of fat and flavour for dessert.

Mix it with peaches or blackberries, along with a reduction of some of their juice. Will go well on a cheesecake or tart, or as a more refreshing replacement for custard on a crumble.


Mascarpone works well for making a sauce. I've found it combines nicely with sweet chilli dipping sauce.

It is also eminently suitable as a filling for a chicken kiev style dish.

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