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penne a la vodka

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Melissa Lambert
Ypsilanti, MI

I usually drain about 1/3 - 1/2 of the liquid from the cans of diced tomatoes to avoid the need for corn starch. And I add extra red pepper flakes for extra spicy flavor.

(2 ratings)
yield 4 -6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For penne a la vodka

  • 2 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 14.8 oz
    cans diced tomatoes-with basil, garlic and oregano
  • 1/2 c
    fresh chopped basil
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp
    each onion and garlic powder
  • 1/8 - 1/4 c
    minced onion
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 box
    penne pasta
  • 3/4 pt
    heavy cream
  • 2-3 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    shredded parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn starch (optional if sauce is thin)

How To Make penne a la vodka

  • 1
    Cook penne pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • 2
    In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onions cooking until tender (1-2 minutes).
  • 3
    Add cooked garlic and onions to a large sauce pan with diced tomatoes, chopped basil, red pepper flakes, garlic powder and onion powder. Simmer 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Add vodka and sugar and simmer 15 more minutes.
  • 5
    Add heavy cream and cook 10 more minutes. If the sauce is thin, add the Parmesan cheese a little bit at a time, and corn starch until the sauce is desired creamy consistency.

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