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Amber's Penne Alla Vodka Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Amber's Penne Alla Vodka

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins
  • READY IN

    55 mins

Directions

  1. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir fresh tomatoes, onion, and garlic in the hot oil until onion is tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir canned tomatoes and tomato paste into the tomato-onion mixture, breaking down the whole tomatoes with a fork. Mix basil, salt, and pepper into the tomato mixture; simmer until liquid has slightly reduced, 15 minutes.
  2. Stir vodka into the tomato mixture; simmer vodka sauce until slightly reduced, 15 minutes. Stir cream into vodka sauce and cook until heated through, 15 minutes.
  3. Bring a large pot with lightly salted water and 1/2 teaspoon olive oil to a boil. Cook pasta, stirring occasionally, at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 10 minutes; drain. Fold pasta into vodka sauce to coat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 18, 2014

This was so easy to make and it tasted GREAT! I can't wait to make it again; my family LOVED it. Th only problem was that I didn't make enough :)

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 16, 2014

Super super bland. I followed the recipe as noted, and even used very good quality canned plum tomatoes (san marzano), organic tomato paste & a spanish onion. The outcome was completely disappointing. My guess is that those who highly rated this recipe used canned tomatoes with added sugars, ect because this recipe has has no flavour. #recipefail

 

8 Ratings

Jul 24, 2014

Fantastic recipe. Easy to prepare. A BIG hit at my daughter's birthday dinner.

 
Apr 30, 2014

I followed this recipe (almost) to the letter. It's EXCELLENT as written! Don't be afraid of the amounts of onion & garlic, the flavors all work together so well, nothing overpowers anything else, imho. The only thing I did to "own" the dish was to use 1/4c Sriracha vodka and 1/4c plain vodka. I also only had a half-pint heavy cream, so mixed it with 2% milk... it had no deleterious effect on the final product. Simple. Delicious. My favorite kind of dinner.

 
Feb 27, 2014

DELICIOUS! Best Sauce I've ever made and eaten. Tastes like my favorite Italian restaurant sauce. I didn't change a thing in this recipe. My kids are already asking for it again. thank you!!!

 
Oct 23, 2014

Delish! Followed the recipe exactly, and it was amazing! Cannot wait to make it again! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!!!

 
Sep 28, 2014

Wow! This is by far the best penne vodka recipe I have tried! the sauce is actually thick enough for my picky vodka sauce daughter! I pureed the onions and garlic with the tomato after sauteing and it was thick even then. I was unsure about the amount of onion and garlic, but it was perfect! The only thing I may add is a pinch of red pepper flakes since my daughter likes the spiciness of that addition.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 560 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 58.9 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 29.2 g
  • 45%
  • Fiber
  • 5.6 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 12.2 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 550 mg
  • 22%

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

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