You don't have to cook pasta and sauce separately anymore. In our version of this classic dish, all the ingredients come together in one pot and the pasta cooks while the sauce reduces and thickens.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
One-Pot Penne alla Vodka
Total:
35 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
25 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
35 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
25 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Heat the olive oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6 minutes. Add the tomato paste and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring to coat the onions, about 1 minute. Add the canned tomatoes, penne, vodka, 1 teaspoon salt and 3 1/2 cups water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the pasta is al dente and the sauce has reduced by about half and thickened, about 12 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in the heavy cream, half the Parmesan and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Divide the penne among 4 bowls and garnish with the remaining Parmesan and torn basil leaves.

Cook's Note

The success of this recipe is dependent upon the specific pasta shape suggested, so we don't recommend substitutions.

More from:

Potluck Parties

Our Best Thanksgiving Videos 15 Videos

Get the recipe

Sticky Pecan Pull-Apart Bread 00:37

This simple dessert is a crowd pleaser that only uses a few ingredients.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Perfect Pot Roast

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Asparagus Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Seafood Chowder

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Penne alla Vodka

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Penne alla Vodka

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Roasted Tomato Penne alla Vodka

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Penne With Vodka Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword