Vodka Penne Pasta

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This easy dinner is a favorite meatless meal. Creamy pasta with just a little kick.


I mean….with a cast like this, who wouldn’t love it? This is a beautiful, beautiful thing.


To begin, heat a couple tablespoons of Olive Oil in a good-sized skillet. You’ll mince up 8 cloves of Garlic, and toss them in along with 1/8 teaspoon of Red Pepper Flakes.


When the garlic is just beginning to turn the slightest bit golden in color, pour in 15 ounces of Fire-Roasted Diced Tomatoes and 15 ounces Tomato Sauce.


Add in a tablespoon of all-purpose seasoning.


a teaspoon each of Oregano, Basil and Parsley, and some salt & pepper


Stir in all together, and then add this.


1/2 cup of Vodka.

Bring that to a boil, reduce the heat, and toss a lid on the pan. Let it get cozy for about 20 minutes. Be sure to pay it a visit with your spoon once in a while though.

In the meantime, begin cooking your Penne Pasta. Don’t cook these too much, just to al Dente.

When you have about 5 minutes left on your pasta, stir in a couple tablespoons of butter and 1/3 of a cup of heavy Cream.


And at last, stir 3/4 of a cup of Parmesan Cheese into your pan. Combine this all, stirring until the cheese is melted in.


Place your drained pasta in a serving bowl, and smother it with the sauce.


Serve topped with a little extra grated Parm.



Yield: 4

Vodka Penne Pasta

Vodka Penne Pasta - This easy dinner is a favorite meatless meal. Creamy pasta with just a little kick.

This easy dinner is a favorite meatless meal. Creamy pasta with just a little kick.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes


  • 1 lb Penne Pasta
  • 2 Tb Olive Oil
  • 8 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 15 ounce can Fire-Roasted Diced Tomatoes
  • 15 oz can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Tb All-Purpose Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Basil
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Vodka
  • 2 Tb Butter
  • 1/3 c Heavy Cream
  • 3/4 c Parmesan Cheese, plus extra for topping


  1. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes, and saute until the garlic is just beginning to get golden.
  2. Add in the tomatoes and tomato sauce, seasoning, herbs, salt, pepper and vodka.
  3. Stir together. Bring to a gentle boil, reduce the heat, and simmer covered for 20 minutes. Give it a stir once in a while.
  4. Begin cooking your pasta. When the pasta has about 5 minutes left, add the butter, cream and paremesan cheese to the sauce. Stir until combined and cheese is melted in.
  5. Drain your pasta (cooked to just al dente) and pour into a serving bowl.
  6. Pour the sauce over the pasta, and toss to coat.
  7. Sprinkle with a little extra parm on top.
  8. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 549Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 2455mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 6gSugar: 8gProtein: 15g

This data was estimated and provided by Nutritionix. Accuracy not guaranteed.

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