Penne Russo a la Vodka


A super quick and tantalizing tomato based recipe that knocks the socks off your friends at a dinner party.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package dry penne pasta

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • pound prosciutto, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 2 (16 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes

  • ½ cup vodka

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese

  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil leaves

  • salt to taste


  1. 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.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Saute garlic, prosciutto and red pepper flakes for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in vodka and cream. Simmer 15 minutes, or until thickened. Stir in Parmesan and chopped basil. Toss with pasta until evenly coated.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

866 Calories
36g Fat
94g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 866
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 47%
Saturated Fat 20g 99%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 930mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 94g 34%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 23mg 115%
Calcium 366mg 28%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 730mg 16%

* 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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