Recipe by Chef John
"This is the incredibly easy and always popular vodka sauce. There are certain flavors in tomatoes that are only brought out if you introduce alcohol into the sauce."
Hmm. None of these ingredients are on sale today.
Show ingredients on sale
Sort stores by
Save money at local stores when ingredients are on sale!
Watch video tips and tricks
small sprig fresh rosemary
heavy whipping cream
freshly ground black pepper to taste
prepared marinara sauce
1 (14.5 ounce) package
multigrain penne pasta (such as Barilla®)
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Yay, I get to be the first again to rate another one of Chef John's masterpieces. This was outstanding!! I quadrupled this partly because we had company and the other part is we all love pasta! This was so very easy to make and using the bacon really made it stand out. I never would have thought about putting bacon in this sauce but it really adds a richness that I have never had in a vodka sauce. I made a dandelion green salad and had some garlic bread. It was so tasty and everyone was eating and so quiet that you could here a penne drop, lol!! Thanks again, Chef John :)
Very, very bland.
My husband is out of town for a couple of days so I cut this recipe in half with the plans of having it tonight and tomorrow night...all I can say is I cannot wait until tomorrow night to have it again. I made it using Chef John's "tomato sauce", which is also on this site ----which is amazing in and of itself. The only changes I made were dried rosemary and half and half versus fresh and heavy cream. It is restaurant quality if not better.
I made this recipe last night for me and my hubby - relatively simple recipe yet full of flavor. I used about half a teaspoon of dried rosemary because I didn't have fresh on hand. Also, we like things on the spicier side so I added a half teaspoon of red pepper flakes in to the 1/2 cup of vodka about an hour before I used it in the recipe. Another Chef John keeper!
Fixed this for dinner except I put it in a casserole dish and covered the top with mozzarella cheese and melted in the oven and browned the cheese. some home made garlic bread and Bam! Im a hero in my house :D great recipe thanks.
Very, very bland. I was looking forward to this dish, very disappointing definitely not making this again.
My wife and I loved every flavor. We followed the recipe and it came out great.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Penne with Vodka Sauce
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 174
French toast is such a perfect breakfast, light lunch, or even supper on these warm days.
Try one of our 100-plus cool cucumber salads.
Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!
Discover what a splash of vodka can do for creamy tomato sauce.
See how to make a classic vodka and tomato cream sauce with a kick.
A tomato and cream sauce flavored with sweet, salty pancetta.