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
Keyword easy recipes, Pasta dinner, Trader Joe's
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 25minutes
16ouncesspaghetti pastabrown rice is a good gluten free option
3clovesfresh garlicminced, I remove the stem. It's a bit more work, but my garlic never turns bitter.
2 tablespoonsolive oilextra virgin
⅓cupparmesan cheese grated
16ouncescanned pear halves reserve ¼ cup juice for the sauce, coarsly chop pears
½teaspoonsweet 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