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Penne alla Vodka

 Penne alla Vodka
This easy and impressive pasta is always on the menu when my husband and I have new friends over for dinner. Years later, they've asked me to make it again. —Cara Langer, Overland Park, Kansas
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into strips
  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole plum tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add
  • garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add prosciutto; cook 2 minutes
  • longer. Stir in tomatoes, vodka, salt and pepper flakes. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Stir in cream; cook
  • 2-3 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain pasta. Add pasta and cheese to sauce; toss to combine.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/3 cups equals 504 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 966 mg sodium,

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Penne alla Vodka (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 62 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 19 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.