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Divinely Drunken Penne

Penne alla Vodka

About the Dish:

Penne alla Vodka is a classic Italian pasta dish. It features penne pasta tossed in a creamy tomato sauce that is flavored with vodka. The sauce is rich and velvety, with a hint of sweetness from the tomatoes and a slight kick from the vodka. This dish is comfort food at its finest, perfect for a cozy night in or for entertaining guests. Serve it with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and some crusty bread for a satisfying and delicious meal.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 550mg
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 6g
Protein 10g


Ingredient Quantity
Penne Pasta 8 oz
Olive Oil 2 tbsp
Garlic (minced) 2 cloves
Onion (chopped) 1/2 cup
Canned Crushed Tomatoes 1 cup
Heavy Cream 1/2 cup
Vodka 1/4 cup
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes 1/2 tsp
Salt To taste
Black Pepper To taste
Fresh Basil (chopped) For garnish

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Cook the penne pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Step 2: In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and chopped onion. Saute until the onion is translucent.
  • Step 3: Add the crushed tomatoes and cook for about 5 minutes, until the sauce starts to thicken.
  • Step 4: Stir in the heavy cream and vodka. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Step 5: Season the sauce with crushed red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper to taste.
  • Step 6: Add the cooked penne pasta to the sauce and toss to coat evenly.
  • Step 7: Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the pasta is heated through.
  • Step 8: Serve the Penne alla Vodka garnished with fresh basil.

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