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Makeover Penne with Vodka Cream Sauce Recipe
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Makeover Penne with Vodka Cream Sauce Recipe

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Makeover Penne with Vodka Cream Sauce is still creamy, rich and restaurant-quality special, but it now has less than half the original recipe’s fat and cholesterol. Even our pros had a hard time telling them apart. Debra Torres - Clarion, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (one 28 ounces, one 14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1 package (12 ounces) whole wheat penne pasta
  • 2 teaspoons prepared pesto
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup pasta with 2/3 cups sauce and 1 tablespoon cheese equals 324 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 379 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomatoes and vodka. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, cook penne according to package directions.
  3. Stir the pesto, salt and pepper flakes into tomato mixture. In a small bowl, combine flour and cream until smooth; stir into pan. Add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Drain penne; serve with sauce. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Makeover Penne with Vodka Cream Sauce in Healthy Cooking June/July 2010, p21

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup pasta with 2/3 cups sauce and 1 tablespoon cheese equals 324 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 379 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 2 fat.

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

This was a big hit at our home - I will make this again.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

Hubby really liked it. I thought it was a little bland but I didn't have any pesto so that could be why. I substituted 14.5 oz of spaghetti sauce for one of the cans of tomatoes because I needed to use it up and my family doesn't like tomato chunks anyway. Also, I substituted 2% milk because we never have whole milk. It was still good but next time I'll make sure I add pesto. Oh and one large onion seemed way too much!

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Reviewed Feb. 14, 2011

Great recipe. I purchase a store bought oven roasted chicken and cut pieces of the flavorful chicken up and add it to the sauce. I also throw in some frozen peas right before serving. A quick and delicious meal that all my boys (5 of them ) thoroughly enjoy. Don't forget the garlic bread for scooping up the sauce!!!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2010

This recipe was wonderful. I used regular penne pasta instead of the wheat, and added a little more pepper flakes. I will definitely make this again and again!! Super Yum!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2010

The whole family liked this one! Even my super picky 4 year old ate it - after some coaxing.

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