Penne a la Vodka II


This is an easy recipe. The sauce can be made while you cook the pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (28 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes

  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup vodka

  • 1 pound penne pasta

  • 1 pint heavy cream


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook garlic in olive oil until tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, breaking up a bit with fork. Stir in basil, salt and pepper and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in vodka and cook 15 minutes more.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  3. Stir cream into sauce and cook 10 minutes more. Toss with hot pasta.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

632 Calories
36g Fat
63g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 632
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 19g 97%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 221mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 14mg 68%
Calcium 116mg 9%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 461mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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