Penne Pasta Flavoured with Vodka Recipe Video

A simple quick creamy delicious pasta recipe. A great dish for a weeknight supper.


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time25 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
MethodMain Ingredient


 Water12 Cup (192 tbs)
 Salt2 Tablespoon
 Penne pasta1 Pound
 Olive oil1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Prosciutto1⁄4 Pound, chopped
 Yellow onion1 , chopped
 Vodka2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Tomato puree3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Heavy cream1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Red pepper flakes3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Black pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Parmesan cheese3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 2111 Calories from Fat 1058

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 120 g184.2%

Saturated Fat 43.3 g216.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 230.4 mg

Sodium 8031.4 mg334.6%

Total Carbohydrates 182 g60.6%

Dietary Fiber 11.2 g45%

Sugars 12.5 g

Protein 60 g120.4%

Vitamin A 48.4% Vitamin C 18.5%

Calcium 54.4% Iron 35.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a large stockpot bring the water to a boil. Add the salt and pasta. Cook until al dente.
2. In a large sauté pan heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the prosciutto and onions. Sauté until the onions are translucent.
3. Remove the sauté pan from the heat and carefully stir in the vodka. Light a match and carefully light the vodka. Allow the alcohol in the vodka to burn off.
4. Return the sauté pan to the heat and bring to a simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
5. Stir in the tomato puree and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
6. Add the red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper to taste.
7. When the pasta is al dente remove the pasta from the water to the sauté pan.
8. Combine the pasta with the sauce and increase the heat to high. Cook for 2 minutes.
9. Add the grated Parmesan cheese. Stir well and remove to a platter to serve.

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Editors Review

Hey you pasta lovers, check out this Penne Pasta Flavoured with Vodka recipe. This dish makes for a filling meal or breakfast as per your liking. This pasta owes its flavor to the alcohol content which gives this dish a yummy twist.