Penne a la Vodka III

Penne a la Vodka III


"Delicious and easy to make! Crushed tomatoes, garlic and cream make this vodka sauce a winner."

Ingredients 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 620 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 620 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 97.7g
  • 32%
  • Protein:
  • 19.1 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 280 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a skillet, saute garlic in a little olive oil. Pour in tomatoes and cook for about 20 minutes. Stir in the vodka. Add cream and red pepper flakes. Cook for another 10 minutes. Serve over the cooked penne.
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  1. 19 Ratings


This has potential with a little tweaking - I used half the amount of pasta. I sauteed the minced garlic along with some diced onion (about 1/4 c.) in a couple Tbsp. of olive oil then added 1/4 tsp. of crushed red pepper flakes along with 1/2 cup of vodka. I let that simmer for a few minutes. After adding the crushed tomatoes I added 1 Tbsp. of basil, 1/4 tsp. of oregano, 1 tsp. of parsley, 1/2 tsp. of salt and 2 tsp. of sugar. After that simmered for about 15 minutes I then added 1 cup of light cream along with 1/2 cup of grated parmesan to make it extra creamy. Great with a side of garlic bread!


Not bad, but it could use another item, (e.g. Onion).


This turned out ok. It needed something. When the sauce was done, I thought it looked more like a rich tomato soup (perhaps not a bad idea, maybe next time I will just serve the sauce in a bowl with some bread!) I had some Absolute Peppar that I wanted to use, but was advised against it. Would be interested if anyone tries that and how it turns out. If you do, I would suggest not putting in the crushed red pepper with it.