Penne alla Vodka

Penne Alla Vodka – perfectly hearty and tender penne pasta is tossed with a creamy and vibrant, San Marzano tomato based and vodka infused sauce that’s seasoned with fresh herbs and parmesan. Talk about delicious dinner recipe!

Other classic Italian-American favorites to add to the dinner rotation include Pasta Primavera, Alfredo Sauce, easy Spaghetti Sauce, and the best Meatball recipe!

Pasta bowl filled with penne tossed with vodka sauce and garnished with fresh basil and oregano. Served with a side of fresh Italian bread.

So what flavor does vodka add to the vodka sauce? Well, since all lot of the alcohol is cooked off you aren’t left with a alcoholic vodka taste, rather it just boosts and intensifies the flavors of the tomatoes.

This easy vodka sauce tastes vibrantly tomatoey, deliciously herby, lightly peppery and faintly smokey if you opt to use pancetta. And with the red pepper flakes it also has an exciting spicy little kick to it on the tip of your tongue.

Then when you finish it with a final enhancement of richly flavored, aged Parmigiano Reggiano and this dish becomes worthy of a fine dining restaurant!

It’s a classic Italian-American recipe that you can perfect at home with just a few easy steps! And this isn’t like a bolognese sauce, no simmering for hours here. You can have this dish ready in about 30 minutes!

Pot full of penne all vodka. View the Recipe

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