Penne alla Vodka

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins
  • Servings: 4-6
  • About This Recipe

    “A rich and hearty pasta dish”

    Ingredients

  • 1chopped shallot
  • 1chopped onion
  • 2tablespoonsolive oil
  • 1 (6ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 4ounceschopped prosciutto
  • 2ouncesvodka
  • 1 (28ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 pintlight cream
  • 1lbcooked penne
  • Directions

  • Heat oil in large saucepan.
  • Add onions and shallot and saute about 2 min.
  • Add tomato paste and prosciutto and vodka stirring to mix.
  • Add crushed tomatoes.
  • Cover and simmer one hour.
  • Remove from heat and add light cream.
  • Serve over cooked penne.
  • Reviews

  • “Superb sauce. I have made it for my entire family.”

  • “Really excellent recipe.I keep kosher, so I had to leave out the prosciutto, but it was still a very good recipe.I also added some parmesan cheese to it after I had finished cooking it, which added even more flavor.”

  • “I’d never had Penne alla vodka (or any thing with a vodka sauce). The result was amazing! I did add/replace a few things, I used pancetta instead of prosciutto because that’s what I had, and I added garlic and a few italian herbs. Hope the leftovers are as good! I will definitely be making this again…soon”

  • “Since moving out of NYC, we have not been able to find a good Italian restaurant, so I started cooking more Italian dishes.This sauce has hands-down been the BEST thing I have made since moving to the land of ketchup and macaroni (not really but, NY and NJ rule when it comes to Italian food!).Thank you, thank you, thank you, Richard-NYC for bringing good Italian food back into our lives!”

  • “Delicious! I added some freshly minced garlic and some fresh basil… it was great!”

  • “Excellent! I Made triple amount and froze 2 ( without the cream ). Perfect for 1 lb of cooked penne pasta. Added 1 cup of cream. Will make again! UPDATED 11/09 Used one of my frozen packets and added 1 1/2 cups cream and it was delicious. Put my quart size ziplock in hot water ( for the penne ) to defrost for a few minutes and than put in sauce pan with cream. Perfect for quick dinners or unexpected guests. Love this dinner,,,and will make again same way and freeze. Perfecto at it’s best.”

  • “this recipe was really good! i love penne alla vodka and this met my own and my guests expectations. changes i made however were: no shallot, half an onion (maybe i just bought one that was big?), i used 500 ml of table cream, and only 375 gr of whole wheat which was more than enough for the amount of sauce the recipe made. thanks very much!! this was tasty good!!”

  • “We loved this dish. We served this with french bread and iced tea. A definate keeper. Thanks for a great recipe.”

  • “This was GREAT!Different than the usual pasta dish.The vodka cooks out and leaves a wonderful flavor that you can’t quite identify but is delicious.”

  • “wonderful, wonderful, wonderful….you have got to try this one…”

  • “5 stars doesn’t do this justice.This was fabulous.I made this for my Dad’s b-day dinner and 4 days later, he’s still raving about it!Absolutely delicious”

  • “What an excellent and easy pasta dish!! Did only add add a crushed garlic clove and some salt and freshly ground pepper. Maybe next time I will add some pepper flakes. The other big plus was I could make the sauce in the morning and only had to cook the pasta near dinner time. I halved the recipe but kept the amount of prosciutto the same. Also did the same as another reviewer and served Parmesan with the dish. Richard thank you for posting this!”

  • “This was delicious!!!I left out the tomato paste because I didn’t have any in the house, and it was still great!!I also sprinkled Parmesan cheese on top for a little more taste…yummy!!!!”

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