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Penne Ala Vodka

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Penne Ala Vodka
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  • Recipe Servings: 3
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  • A mouth watering pasta recipe with cream and a splash of vodka. Do not worry about the vodka as all the alcohol burns out in the cooking process.


  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped fine
  • 1 Tbsp garlic chopped
  • 3/4 cup fresh cream
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1/4 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 can of Italian plum tomatoes deseeded and chopped (you can use regular tomatoes also)
  • 2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Melt butter and olive oil in a saucepan with onion and garlic till translucent.
  2. Add tomatoes and cook till almost no liquid remains in pan (med-low heat) stirring frequently.
  3. Add cream, vodka and chilli flakes and boil until thickened to sauce consistency.
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Sauce can be made a day ahead and refrigerated.
  5. Cook penne pasta in a large pot of boiling water with salt till al dente.
  6. Transfer to a bowl.bring sauce to simmer and toss pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan.