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penne ala vodka

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Eddie Szczerba
Ossining, NY

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

(1 rating)
yield 6 -12 depending on the portion size
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For penne ala vodka

  • 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 sm
    bunch of fresh basil
  • 1 1/2 c

How To Make penne ala vodka

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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!:)