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Creamy Gemelli Pasta with Tomatoes and Mascarpone

Gemelli Pasta Recipe with Tomatoes and Mascarpone is a quick 30 minute meal the whole family will love. This creamy mascarpone and blistered pan roasted cherry tomato sauce recipe pairs perfectly with gemelli pasta!

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 lb gemelli pasta (or other short pasta)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmigiano or parmesan cheese, more for serving
  • 5 leaves fresh basil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Heat a large sauce pan or large skillet to medium heat. Add olive oil, garlic, and shallots. Let them get fragrant for 15-30 seconds in the oil Add the cherry tomatoes. Let cook at medium high heat until tomatoes are roasted and blistered.
  2. When the tomatoes are done cooking turn heat to low and add mascarpone cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. Add parmigiano cheese and stir until smooth and combined.
  3. Cook your pasta in a large pot of salted water. Boil pasta until al dente package directions. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water before draining.
  4. Lastly, drain pasta and add to the prepared sauce. Add reserved pasta water and toss to combine. Stir in basil leaves. Let sauce coat pasta. Top with extra parmigiano cheese and fresh ground black pepper. Serve and enjoy!
  • Author: Elena
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Savory
  • Method: Italian
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: pasta, gemelli pasta recipe, mascarpone, cherry tomatoes, quick and easy