Penne a la Vodka II

Penne a la Vodka II


"This is an easy recipe. The sauce can be made while you cook the pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese."


45 m servings 632 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 632 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 35.8 g
  • 55%
  • Carbs:
  • 62.9g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 12.9 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 109 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 221 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook garlic in olive oil until tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, breaking up a bit with fork. Stir in basil, salt and pepper and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in vodka and cook 15 minutes more.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. Stir cream into sauce and cook 10 minutes more. Toss with hot pasta.
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  1. 333 Ratings


Vodka sauces are wonderful and so easy to make! I sauteed some chopped onion in olive oil along with 3 cloves of garlic. I then added 1/4 tsp. of red pepper flakes. I used a 28 oz. can of crushe...

I've made several a la vodka sauces before, however most used tomato puree or just canned tomato sauce. The idea of using whole peeled tomatos in this recipe is a good one, however that's the o...

I made this for dinner last night - my husband called it "restaurant quality". With the alterations I made, it was closer to another 5-star recipe on this site, "Penne with Spicy Vodka Tomato C...

This is amazing if you mix it together with the penne and let it all cook together at the end for an extra 10 minutes. The sauce thickens and the flavor really comes out. I also used half the a...

Absolutely amazing. I varied the recipe just a bit by using crushed, not whole, tomatoes, and about 3/4s of a pint of heavy cream - but everyone went back for thirds!

Follow this recipe exactly except: Add 1/2 tsp of Red Pepper Flakes to make it slightly spicy that everyone will like... I personally like 1 tsp. Add the cream and simmer for 5 mins, then add...

Wow!! Now I know what to cook for my boyfriend when he comes into town next weekend. I have been experimenting, trying to come up with the perfect dinner for him, and this one definitely is up t...

I have tried countless recipes for vodka sauce. I've also ordered it at restaurants several times. This is the best vodka sauce I've ever had. My husband and everybody I make it for loves it. It...

Excellent! I can't recommend this recipe enough. It's easy to make and absolutely delicious. My whole family loved it. I even substituted fat free half and half for the cream and it still tasted...