Mascarpone is an Italian soft cheese that adds a creaminess to sauces and pasta dishes, with a light acidity to cut through its high fat content. Mascarpone also adds creaminess to cheesecakes and other chilled desserts, helping them set better and keep sturdy.
Best mascarpone recipes
If you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner party dessert, check out these cheesecake pots layered with mascarpone, salted caramel and crunchy pecans.
Mascarpone adds extra creaminess to this warming veggie gnocchi dish, ready in just 20 minutes.
Swirls of sumptuously thick mascarpone, salty ham hock and spinach combine to make this crowd-pleasing pasta bake.
Mascarpone is synonymous with this classic Italian dessert. The marsala-infused mascarpone mixture provides an indulgently sturdy base for savoiardi biscuits soaked in coffee and Tia Maria.
This vibrant butternut squash lasagne layered with soft mascarpone cheese and spinach is a great big hug of a dinner.
Creamy homemade mascarpone ice cream takes this restaurant-style dessert to the next level.
This deluxe layer cake, filled with a smooth strawberry mascarpone cream and topped with Italian meringue frosting, makes for a wonderful summer dessert.
Mascarpone, amaretto, dark chocolate and Tia Maria come together to make this super-sumptuous tiramisu torte, perfect for when you want to impress.
Mascarpone provides a super-creamy and soft finish in this ice cream, which is packed with infused raisins and drenched in vanilla and tokaji syrup (a sweet dessert wine from Hungary).
For a pizza that’s a little luxurious, add blobs of mascarpone alongside salami and garlic greens.
Tiramisu pancakes anyone? Try these fluffy pancakes layered with mascarpone and covered in mocha syrup for a next-level brunch.
A popular recipe for a reason. Try our creamy chicken cacciatore with mascarpone and cherry tomato sauce for an easy weeknight dinner.
This light and summery pavlova with griddled peaches and mascarpone cream is bound to be a hit at your next dinner party.
Struggling to find the right dessert to make for your summer dinner party? Take a look at our luxurious blueberry slice layered with creamy mascarpone.
In this recipe, roasted butternut squash sings with the flavours of mascarpone, parmesan and sage.
Two dessert staples combine to make this fresh and creamy mascarpone cheesecake, a satisfying addition to any afternoon tea.
Fruity, creamy and a little luxurious, try this easy-to-follow frangipane tart recipe for a pudding that’s guaranteed to please. It’s a wonderful combination of summery flavours.
A chocolate lover’s dream, these luxurious mousse pots combine honeycomb, chocolate and mascarpone for a stylish end to a dinner party.
Traditional flavours of mascarpone, raspberry and sponge fingers meet in this epic trifle set in a loaf tin. Garnish with toasted flaked almonds and edible silver balls to finish.
Shop-bought mini chocolate chip cookies and a tub of mascarpone help make these little sweet treats an easy dinner party dessert. They can also be made in advance.
Wow your dinner party guests with our stunning black forest meringue tower filled with dark chocolate ganache, mascarpone cream and boozy cherries. It’s indulgence in a bowl.