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Penne Alla Vodka

This Penne Alla Vodka recipe is the perfect blend of tomato, heavy cream, garlic, and onions simmered together to make a unique, pink sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Penne alla Vodka
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 493kcal


  • 12 - 16 ounces of penne noodles cooked
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup of vodka
  • 1 15 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Grated parmesan for serving


  • Cook noodles according to package directions.
  • Melt butter and olive oil together in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook until onions are translucent, about 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the vodka and allow the alcohol to cook out, about 15 minutes.
  • Add the tomato sauce, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Add heavy cream and stir to combine. Don't allow the sauce to become too hot or cream could break or curdle.
  • Bring sauce to a simmer again and remove from heat.
  • Combine sauce with noodles and toss to coat.
  • Top with grated parmesan and serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!



The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a 2-ounce serving of cooked pasta. Actual calories may vary.


Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 696mg | Potassium: 472mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1665IU | Vitamin C: 11.3mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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