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Penne with Vodka Sauce and Bacon

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Megan S

"In this recipe, tomato sauce is spiked a few shots of vodka and served with crispy bacon."
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35 m servings 527 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes.
  2. Place bacon in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat, turning occasionally, until crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain bacon on paper towels.
  3. Return saucepan to medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes. Increase heat to high; add vodka and bring to a boil. Cook until reduced by 1/2, about 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, heavy cream, Worcestershire sauce, and red pepper flakes. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook sauce until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  4. Drain pasta; top with the sauce and sprinkle with the bacon, basil, and black pepper.


  • Cook's Note:
  • For a lighter meal, use half-and-half instead of heavy cream and opt for whole wheat penne.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 527 calories; 10.1 g fat; 81.2 g carbohydrates; 17.2 g protein; 25 mg cholesterol; 403 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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