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Sub for marscapone?

I'm looking for a substitute for marscapone. I saw a recipe that said you add it to a pasta dish-to make it creamy. I was hoping for something a bit lower in fat that was somewhat similar in flavor? Am I out of luck?

asked by skittle over 5 years ago
8 answers 883 views
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inpatskitchen

Pat is a trusted home cook.

added over 5 years ago

Low fat cream cheese(not non fat) or neufchatel could be a good substitution. You could mix it with a little low fat sour cream for a creamier consistency.

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added over 5 years ago

I have used cream cheese, mixed with a bit of whipping crean, as an acceptable substitute.

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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 5 years ago

You could try fromage blanc -- won't be as creamy but nice flavor.

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ChefJune

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added over 5 years ago

I was thinking ricotta with a little bit of sugar to mimic the innate sweetness of MasCARpone.

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SKK
added over 5 years ago

Oh, but mascarpone is so sinfully decadent and divine!

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added over 5 years ago

SKK-I know! It's lovely. My mother is coming for dinner and wants something "healthy". *Sigh*

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added over 5 years ago

Greek yogurt-- Fage is my preference. Not an exact substitue, but healthy. (And I'd use 2% or 0% if you really want to). Fromage blanc, as per Amanda's suggestion, is also healthier and lower in fat as compared with marscapone.

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added over 5 years ago

I mix 1/2 ricotta and 1/2 cream chesse. Always seems to work.