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Amber's Penne Alla Vodka

Rated as 4.61 out of 5 Stars

"An amazing Italian dish!"
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55 m servings 560
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir fresh tomatoes, onion, and garlic in the hot oil until onion is tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir canned tomatoes and tomato paste into the tomato-onion mixture, breaking down the whole tomatoes with a fork. Mix basil, salt, and pepper into the tomato mixture; simmer until liquid has slightly reduced, 15 minutes.
  2. Stir vodka into the tomato mixture; simmer vodka sauce until slightly reduced, 15 minutes. Stir cream into vodka sauce and cook until heated through, 15 minutes.
  3. Bring a large pot with lightly salted water and 1/2 teaspoon olive oil to a boil. Cook pasta, stirring occasionally, at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 10 minutes; drain. Fold pasta into vodka sauce to coat.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 560 calories; 29.2 58.9 12.2 82 501 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This was so easy to make and it tasted GREAT! I can't wait to make it again; my family LOVED it. Th only problem was that I didn't make enough :)

Most helpful critical review

Good but not great, IMO. I found it to be just a bit bland (not sure how with that much garlic). I added some crushed red pepper and that helped a bit. I think next time I will saute my spicy...

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This was so easy to make and it tasted GREAT! I can't wait to make it again; my family LOVED it. Th only problem was that I didn't make enough :)

I followed this recipe (almost) to the letter. It's EXCELLENT as written! Don't be afraid of the amounts of onion & garlic, the flavors all work together so well, nothing overpowers anything els...

This recipe is great. I would highly recommend adding 1 tsp of red pepper flakes when adding the basil. It gives the recipe a perfect kick when combined with and neutralized by the cream.

Fantastic recipe. Easy to prepare. A BIG hit at my daughter's birthday dinner.

DELICIOUS! Best Sauce I've ever made and eaten. Tastes like my favorite Italian restaurant sauce. I didn't change a thing in this recipe. My kids are already asking for it again. thank you!!!

Delicious. A nice change from meat sauce. As other reviewers did, I added some red pepper flakes.

Made this easy recipe last night for my family and they raved about it! I subbed in white zinfandel instead of vodka as I didn't have any around. This fed 3 of us with lots of sauce left over fo...

We very much enjoyed this recipe. It definitely makes enough for two meals for a family of 4! It could use some red pepper flakes to spice it up a little.

Delish! Followed the recipe exactly, and it was amazing! Cannot wait to make it again! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!!!