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Brown Rice Quinoa Pasta reminds you at first of the Whole Wheat pasta. But the texture is quiet different.

Mascarpone and Pear Pasta

This pasta is a real treat. Creamy mascarpone and sweet pear complement each other beautifully. This recipe is bursting with flavors and texture. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegetarian
Keyword easy recipes, Pasta dinner, Trader Joe's
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 481kcal
Author Maike


  • 16 ounces spaghetti pasta brown rice is a good gluten free option
  • 1 medium sweet onion chopped
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic minced, I remove the stem. It's a bit more work, but my garlic never turns bitter.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
  • ½ cup mascarpone cheese
  • cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 16 ounces canned pear halves reserve ¼ cup juice for the sauce, coarsly chop pears
  • ½ teaspoon sweet smoked paprika


  • Cook pasta according to the package instructions
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and add tablespoons over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add onions and garlic and sauté over medium-low heat until the onions are translucent. About 5-7 minutes
  • Season with smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Let it simmer for another 30 seconds. 
  • Add reserved pear juice, diced pear, mascarpone cheese, and parmesan cheese allow the sauce to simmer on medium-low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add the cooked spaghetti pasta to the sauce. Toss well. Serve with some additional grated parmesan cheese


Serving: 6g | Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 407IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 1mg