This video shows you how to make traditional penne with vodka sauce. Pancetta is sautéed in a little butter, and then simmered in a vodka, tomato, and cream sauce. The vodka doesn’t add flavor so much as draw deep flavors from the other ingredients. As it cooks, it develops into a rich, velvety sauce that’s amazing over penne pasta. Watch the video, then get Rick’s 5-star recipe for Penne and Vodka Sauce. If you like, add a few shrimp in the last few minutes of simmering. And serve topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.