Tomato and Mascarpone Pasta Sauce

Tomato and Mascarpone Pasta Sauce

 

This quick and easy Tomato and Mascarpone Pasta Sauce is the perfect mid-week family meal. Delicious and creamy, you won't have to buy store-bought pasta sauce again! Suitable for lunch or dinner, this sauce is packed with the tasty combination of juicy tomatoes and creamy mascarpone that your little ones will love. Get baby to join in by serving with large pasta shapes for a yummy baby led weaning meal.

This pasta sauce is also great to batch cook; simply store in your freezer and defrost overnight so you can have it ready to serve over pasta any day of the week.

Cook time: 30 minutes
Makes: 4 Adult portions

Ingredients 
2 tbsp. olive oil  
1 onion, finely chopped  
1 clove garlic, finely chopped  
1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley  
1 tablespoon chopped basil leaves  
400g or 1 can chopped tomatoes  
Salt and black pepper to taste  
85ml water
225g mascarpone cheese  

Method 

  1. Place a pan on medium heat and add the oil.
  2. After the oil is heated, gently fry the onion and garlic until very soft but not coloured.
  3. Stir in the herbs, fry for 1 minute then add the tomatoes and seasoning.
  4. Add 85ml water, bring to the boil and allow the sauce to bubble gently for 30 minutes. Stir in the mascarpone, heat through and check seasoning. 
  5. To serve, pour over pasta or store in a Portion Pot to freeze for up to 3 months.

Weaning and Storage
6-7 months - Blended: Smooth and slightly thicker sauce, no lumps
7-8 months - Blended: Thicker sauce with increased texture
8-9 months - Minced and mashed with soft lumps.
9-12 months – Minced and finely chopped.

Our Baby Led Weaning Set is perfect for storing 3oz portions of the sauce for later use. Just stir in to pasta and let your baby pick up and self-feed for a hands on feeding experience.