Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Penne With Vodka Sauce
Total:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Nutrition Info

Total:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Nutrition Info

Ingredients

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the penne and cook as the label directs. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta. Empty the tomatoes into a bowl and crush with your hands. 

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Remove from the heat and stir in the vodka, tomatoes and salt to taste. Return the skillet to medium heat and simmer, stirring often, until the alcohol cooks off, about 7 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream and cook until the sauce thickens slightly, about 3 minutes. Stir in the parmesan and basil. 

Add the pasta to the sauce and toss to combine, adding some of the reserved cooking water to loosen, if needed. Season with salt. Serve topped with more parmesan and basil. 

Categories:

My Private Notes

Add a Note
More from:

Everything Italian

Get the Recipe

Ice Cream Social in a Bag

Get shaking with this unique way of making ice cream in five minutes.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Check Out Our

          Get a sneak-peek of the new Food Network recipe page and give us your feedback.

          See it Now!

          Latest Stories