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Rosebud's Farfalle alla Vodka

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Rosebuds Farfalle Alla Vodka
30 Min

This recipe comes from one of Mr. Food's favorite Chicago restaurants. It's a true Italian specialty and, when you can't get to Chicago for the original, our easy version will be showing up on your table at home.

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained, coarsely chopped
  • 12 ounces bow tie (farfalle) pasta
  • 1 (8-ounce) container mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic, and saute 1 to 2 minutes, just until browned. Add vodka and tomatoes with their juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return pasta to its cooking pot then cover to keep warm.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to tomato mixture and stir until thoroughly combined and the cheese is melted.
  4. Pour over pasta and stir until combined, rewarming over low heat, if necessary. Serve immediately.


Mascarpone cheese is a soft, sweet Italian cheese, similar in consistency to cream cheese. You can find it with the imported cheese in the deli department of your supermarket.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 663
  • Calories from Fat 270
  • Total Fat 30g 46 %
  • Saturated Fat 8.1g 41 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 14g 29 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 28mg 9 %
  • Sodium 829mg 35 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 74g 25 %
  • Dietary Fiber 7.0g 28 %
  • Sugars 10g 0 %

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I had no Marscarpone, the softened cream cheese hint worked wonderfully...although I did add some minced onion as well. A nice salad, some garlic rolls and our meal was completeOK we had Gelato for dessert too!!

Thanks grannyblu, I had no idea what marcapone is....

New England Girl....I agree with you; my husband is 100% Italian, born in Napoli, Italy and I would be teased so much (in a good way!) if I misspelled anything Italian, especially a word such as marScapone! :)

I think both of you need to check your spelling.

Sounds WAY too sweet with the marcapone!

Use a package of regular softened cream cheese To soften. unwrap and place on plate put in microwave 20 seconds then add to recipe Works like a charm and ream cheese is an excellent sourse for marcapone!


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