San Marzano Penne Vodka Recipe - Allrecipes.com
San Marzano Penne Vodka Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

San Marzano Penne Vodka

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"This is one of my favorite recipes to make. I worked at a authentic Italian restaurant and my boss showed me how to make this. I have been making it now for 8 years and I can not get enough of it!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    40 mins

Directions

  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Stir in penne and return to a boil. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain. Transfer to a serving dish.
  2. Pour canned tomatoes into skillet over medium heat; stir in tomato sauce, vodka, garlic, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Simmer sauce, stirring occasionally, until alcohol is completely cooked off, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in cream and simmer until heated through, about 5 more minutes. Remove sauce from heat.
  3. Pour sauce over penne pasta; toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • This sauce is not sweet, just so you know. Some people prefer it sweet but that's not how this recipe is. Also, I recommend putting a teaspoon of sugar in the sauce to reduce the acidity of the tomatoes.
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Reviews More Reviews

Feb 19, 2013

Terrific. I loved it and so did my girlfriend. - I added about a teaspoon of red pepper flakes for a little extra spice, - I used angel hair pasta b/c that's what I had on hand - I added a teaspoon of sugar as suggested Otherwise left as is. Really tasty. Thanks, Brianna!

 
Nov 28, 2012

This recipe was delish! I made a cple changes to make it a little sweet tho, I added sugar as I went to make it to my liking but overall very good! mI have made it several times and its always a hit.

 
Feb 05, 2014

This was heavenly! I altered it a little bit, using crushed tomatoes and adding a teaspoon of sugar. This recipe is definitely on my list of keepers! So delicious!

 
Aug 13, 2013

This was easy and delicious!I made some adjustments. I did not have San Marzano plum tomatoes so I used a can of crushed tomatoes. I doubled the garlic because I love garlic. I sauteed the garlic and spices in a little olive oil before adding the tomatoes to release all the flavors. I used fresh basil because I am growing it in my garden and have an abundance. I had light cream instead of heavy cream so that's what I used. I added about a teaspoon of sugar as others had suggested and it was perfect!

 
May 30, 2013

I made this looking for a meatless vodka sauce recipe. It was very good but somewhat lacked flavor. Next time I would add some red pepper flakes, as suggested, and some olive oil.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 486 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 60.5 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 17.5 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 3.8 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 13.1 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 411 mg
  • 16%

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

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