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Penne alla Vodka

How can a dish taste so good and be so easy to make.

Course Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pasta, penne, penne a la vodka, penne ala vodka, penne alla vodka, penne with vodka sauce, sauce for penne alla vodka, vodka, vodka penne
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories 602 kcal


  • 1 lbs penne pasta 1 pound penne pasta
  • 2 tbsps olive oil 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 0.5 yellow onion 1/2 medium chopped in small dice yellow onion
  • 2 garlic 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 28 ounces San Marzano tomatoes 1 28 ounces can of San Marzano tomatoes
  • 0.25 cup vodka 1/4 cup vodka
  • 0.5 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsps unsalted butter 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 0.5 cup parmesan cheese 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 0.25 cup flat-leaf parsley 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to al dente package instruction, 11 to 13 minutes. Reserve ½ cup pasta water and drain pasta.

  2. In a large skillet, large enough to hold all of the cooked pasta, over medium heat add olive oil, onions and garlic. Sautee until translucent, about 3 minutes.

  3. Add the tomatoes, vodka, and season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes until alcohol burns off. Stir in heavy cream and butter.

  4. Add the pasta to the skillet with the sauce. Toss the pasta in the sauce over high heat until well coated. Add a little of the cooking water if the sauce is too thick.

  5. Top with Parmesan and parsley and mix gently.

  6. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Penne alla Vodka
Amount Per Serving
Calories 602 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 178mg8%
Potassium 262mg7%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 890IU18%
Vitamin C 5.2mg6%
Calcium 164mg16%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.