Quark Tomato Sauce with Pasta

Does the phrase ‘fat free’ fill you with foodie dread? Don’t worry! – now you can enjoy rich tasting, creamy dishes that are quick to prepare and wholeheartedly satisfying thanks to Arla Quark. Think of it as a healthier alternative to cream cheese or perhaps ricotta or mascarpone. It’s certainly versatile and lends itself to cooking, turning a simple sauce or bowl of soup into something splendid. Totally fat free with a smooth texture, Arla Quark comes in three varieties: Cherry Tomato and Basil – a great base for a pasta sauce (see recipe below) or to jazz up tomato soup, Garlic and Herb – try adding it to a quiche filling or stir it through risotto for extra creaminess and finally Plain – a decadent tasting alternative to crème fraîche or heavenly in mashed potato or topping for a jacket potato!

Quark Tomato Sauce with Pasta


  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 red onions, chopped
  • 25g butter
  • approx 150ml stock
  • 1 can peeled tomatoes
  • 250g Arla Quark Cherry Tomato and Basil
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1tbsp plain flour
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 400g cooked pasta

Fry the garlic and onion in the butter until soft. 

Add the stock and tomatoes and bring to a gentle boil.

Stir Quark with flour and add to the sauce and cook gently for further 10 minutes.

Add parsley and seasoning. 

Serve on freshly cooked pasta with a little grated parmesan on top.