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Penne alla Vodka Sauce Recipe

Penne alla Vodka Sauce Recipe

"This was the first Italian dish I made for my husband and the kids. Not being Italian like them, I was a little nervous. I passed the test! This is now a family-favorite recipe that I usually double for entertaining." —Kathy Kochiss Mongillo, Trumball, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 ounces sliced pancetta, chopped
  • 8 cans (8 ounces each) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup vodka
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Hot cooked penne pasta
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add pancetta; cook and stir until slightly crisp. Stir in tomato sauce and vodka.
  • 2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Add cream and heat through. Serve sauce with pasta; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 7-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without pasta and cheese) equals 265 calories, 22 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 1,117 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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