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Penne alla Vodka Recipe

Penne alla Vodka Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 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


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Drain pasta. Add pasta and cheese to sauce; toss to combine. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 504 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 966mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 19g protein.

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lvalcani User ID: 4394375 262005
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2017

"Pretty good"

kykim User ID: 7350005 261585
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2017

"Prepared as written. Great, easy, 2 pan dish that is ready to eat in 30 minutes. Works for me!!!

Thank you for sharing!"

Sheila England User ID: 3144460 261435
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2017

"This sounds good! My dad is t2d so I need to reduce the sodium, sugar and carbs content. How would this be using half and half and whole grain pasta?"

Selene K User ID: 2103818 243114
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

"One of the few recipes I have found that is quick, easy and delicious. I did not change one thing. In the future, I might use ham or chicken in place of the prosciutto just for another variation. It is pretty much perfect as it is, however. Thank you for sharing with us."

[email protected] User ID: 1319554 195783
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2014

"This is a keeper! For us, though, this recipe easily makes enough for 8 servings."

[email protected] User ID: 1258672 180822
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

"This was great. easy and quick to make. I like salt but I did not add any, as the recipe says, because I thought it was salty enough. Just before I served it I sprinkled mozzarella on top. Would definitely make this again."

RLiberty User ID: 7169427 212717
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"This was fantastic - my husband wants to have it every week!"

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