Penne ala Vodka

Eddie Szczerba


Traditional Italian fare,easy to make. And you're gonna love it! And..... Only one pot to clean!!!

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6-12 depending on the portion size


30 Min


30 Min


2 lb
good penne pasta( like barilla)
2 qt
marinara sauce( i use my own)
2 pt
heavy cream
16 oz
romano cheese, grated
1 small
bunch of fresh basil
1 1/2 c

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook the pasta according to package directions,el dente.
Strain and reserve.
Using the same pot as the pasta,turn the heat to high and add the vodka.
Bring to a light boil and add the sauce stirring frequently,lower the heat to a simmer.
whisk in the heavy cream,3/4 of the grated cheese and stir frequently until the sauce come to a light boil. Chop the basil coarsely and add about half of it for the sauce and the other is for garnish along with the remainder of the cheese.
The sauce should be pinkish in color and the alcohol in the vodka will evaporate leaving the flavor of the spirit.
Serve in pasta bowls with a fork and a spoon so you can get all the goodness!
I also like to have this with a good loaf of bread and a nice tossed salad,delicious!!
A little red crushed pepper on it isn't to shabby either!! Enjoy!:)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Sauces
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #pot, #One, #COOKING