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Penne Russo a la Vodka

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars

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

35 m servings 866 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  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; 36.4 g fat; 93.8 g carbohydrates; 28.6 g protein; 112 mg cholesterol; 930 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Great sauce! Vodka sauces are so easy, but taste like you spent hours. I cut the amount of pasta in half and sauteed three cloves of minced garlic along with about 1/4 cup of finely chopped onio...

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I know this recipe has had great reviews so far but we did not like this at all. I have never cooked with prosciutto before and maybe it was that flavor that we did not care for. I increased th...

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Great sauce! Vodka sauces are so easy, but taste like you spent hours. I cut the amount of pasta in half and sauteed three cloves of minced garlic along with about 1/4 cup of finely chopped onio...

The whole family gobbled this up! I doubled the prosciutto (wanted to use it up), and omitted the red pepper flakes for fear it would be too spicy for the children. I reduced the tomato mixture ...

I can see myself making this dish on a regular basis; it so easy and the ingredients so simple. My only problem with this dish was adding the cheese at the end before mixing with the pasta. I ...

I really liked this recipe, although I modified it using what I had in the house. I left out the heavy cream, used white wine instead of vodka, angel hair instead of penne, and added more itali...

THIS WAS VERY GOOD----A KEEPER. I HAVE MADE TOMATO/VODKA SAUCE BEFORE, BUT THIS IS THE BEST. I ALSO MUST ADD THAT I NEVER CHANGE A RECIPE THE FIRST TIME I TRY IT. I DID WITH THIS TO ADD SOME MEA...

This is a very good base. My changes are; 2 slices off the end of a 1 lb. of bacon, omit the prosciutto (only because I didn't want to drive downtown to the Italian market), whole tomatoes, rep...

This is better than restaurant quality. Highly recommended recipie. Everyone who tries it wants to know what's my secret.

Another winner from Marianne (try her Tropical Salad too, folks). Thank you Marianne! My Italian husband, who loves rich pasta dishes, swooned over this. I used cooked bacon for the proscuitto a...

Incredible flavor and very easy to make, perfect for a crowd. Everyone loved it. I substituted half and half and cut down on the parmesan and it was still fantastic. This one is going right i...