Penne alla Vodka

My little family and I are big pasta eaters.. however my husband not so much, Well this recipe changed his mind! Maybe its the Vodka.. All I can say is this recipe is a must try!


Recipe as follows:



  • 1 box Penne pasta
  • 2 TBLS olive oil
  • 2 TBLS butter
  • 1 Med onion chopped, finely
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup Vodka
  • 1 14oz can tomato puree
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  •  fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese


Cook Penne according to package instructions

In large skillet add butter and oil, Once melted add chopped onion and garlic cook 2-3 minutes. Add vodka cook another 3 minutes and add Tomato puree/ reduce heat to low and add heavy cream , stir in pepper flakes, salt and pepper.

Drain the pasta. Add cooked pasta to the sauce, tossing to combine. Stir in Parmesan cheese.

Top with fresh grated Parmesan and basil

Enjoy!! xoxo. 

Recipe Source: The Pioneer Woman


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