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Pancetta and Mascarpone Anelli

A simple creamy full of flavour Pasta Dish.  Mascarpone Pasta made with mascarpone cheese and pancetta. Make it with homemade Mascarpone, so easy and delicious.  
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Fast and Easy Pasta Recipe with bacon, pancetta and mascarpone Pasta dish
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 1/2 cup diced pancetta (or bacon)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 stems rosemary (leaves removed and chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons vodka
  • 1/2 -3/4 cup mascarpone (I used 1/2 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 dashes pepper
  • pinch salt
  • 3 cups cooked pasta (short pasta)


  • In a large pot of boiling salted water cook pasta al dente.  While the water is boiling chop your pancetta and rosemary leaves.
  • While the pasta is cooking, in a medium frying pan add the olive oil, pancetta and rosemary, cook 2-3 minutes until golden (stirring occasionally).  Add the vodka and cook on medium high heat about 2 minutes or until stops smoking.
  • While the pancetta is cooking, in a large bowl whisk together the mascarpone, parmesan cheese and 2 tablespoons of pasta water.  
  • Add the well drained (never rinse) pasta and hot pancetta mixture, toss gently and serve immediately with a sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan cheese.  Enjoy!


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: -2g | Cholesterol: -10mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1.2mg