Penne a la Vodka III Recipe -
Penne a la Vodka III Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Penne a la Vodka III

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"Delicious and easy to make! Crushed tomatoes, garlic and cream make this vodka sauce a winner."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    35 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a skillet, saute garlic in a little olive oil. Pour in tomatoes and cook for about 20 minutes. Stir in the vodka. Add cream and red pepper flakes. Cook for another 10 minutes. Serve over the cooked penne.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 12, 2010

This has potential with a little tweaking - I used half the amount of pasta. I sauteed the minced garlic along with some diced onion (about 1/4 c.) in a couple Tbsp. of olive oil then added 1/4 tsp. of crushed red pepper flakes along with 1/2 cup of vodka. I let that simmer for a few minutes. After adding the crushed tomatoes I added 1 Tbsp. of basil, 1/4 tsp. of oregano, 1 tsp. of parsley, 1/2 tsp. of salt and 2 tsp. of sugar. After that simmered for about 15 minutes I then added 1 cup of light cream along with 1/2 cup of grated parmesan to make it extra creamy. Great with a side of garlic bread!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 03, 2003

Not bad, but it could use another item, (e.g. Onion).


19 Ratings

Feb 17, 2003

This turned out ok. It needed something. When the sauce was done, I thought it looked more like a rich tomato soup (perhaps not a bad idea, maybe next time I will just serve the sauce in a bowl with some bread!) I had some Absolute Peppar that I wanted to use, but was advised against it. Would be interested if anyone tries that and how it turns out. If you do, I would suggest not putting in the crushed red pepper with it.

Sep 09, 2007

I have this same recipe, except there is a 1/4 cup of parsley added at the end. I also add grilled chicken breast seasoned with seasoning salt. I get alot of compliments on this recipe. I also grate fresh Romano cheese on each serving

Oct 04, 2003

loved it!

Sep 22, 2009

Good, but I agree missing something...mushrooms? I know it's not typical for mushrooms in Vodka sauce, but I think it would have added a pleasant texture.

Oct 27, 2005

Not bad - needs something else - maybe onions/peppercorns. I added some jumbo shrimp to it.

Jun 29, 2004

I agree with others that this recipe was definitely missig something! My husband said it was good, not great. I am going to think about it and try it again with something else added for more flavor.


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  • Calories
  • 620 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 97.7 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 7.6 g
  • 30%
  • Protein
  • 19.1 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 280 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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