Penne vodka pasta – best pasta sauce ever

How much do you love pasta? You will love it even more with this creamy vodka sauce! Today we’re making penne vodka pasta.

Now, don’t start thinking you are gonna get drunk from it… that really isn’t the case. Sorry to lower you expectations there.

Pasta with tomato sauce is one of the most iconic dishes from the italian food culture. Nothing wrong there: it’s simple, it’s fast and it is really cheap to make. What more do you want?

While a classic it’s always good, why not trying the rich variation of tomato sauce?
Here comes the penne vodka pasta ladies and gentlemen. A rich, creamy and velvety sauce, and it’s scanadlous how tasty this is. Guaranteed to be the best pasta sauce ever.

First time I’ ve heard somebody mentioning penne vodka pasta, the immediate thought was: you used what to cook what? what? how?
I don’t know why but at the times my mind could just not equate the idea of using fines liquers to make sauces.

I was obviously wrong, tremendously wrong.
Vodka sauce is got to be the best, rich, creamy sauce on this earth! and most probably of the interstellar galaxy too.(LOL)
Now that i know the secret, I have applied it to make a fantastic recipe with white wine. You will find it very soon here on the blog, Youtube and my socials channels, so stay tuned and subscribe!

For now, let’s concentrate on today’s recipe.
Here’s all the ingredients you need to make a super tasty penne vodka pasta!



Ingredients (for 2 bowls of penne vodka pasta)

120 gr penne
100 gr cherry tomatoes
70ml double cream
50ml of vodka
1 garlic clove
1/2 diced onion
good extra virgin olive oil
black pepper



Resist to the temptation to drink vodka instead of putting it into the sauce, and just buy a small shot version bottle.
afterall 50 ml it’s all you need. There is no point buying a big bottle.

In a frying pan pour the oil. Make sure it’s extra virgin olive oil for a better rich taste.
Add the chopped garlic and the onion. Let it shallow fry for a little bit. Be careful not to burn it.

Turn the heat up and wet the onions with the vodka. Nevermind the brand, just make sure it’s plain vodka, no added flavourings.
Let it evaporate. Be careful not to burn the pan in the process.

Add the cherry tomatoes, which you previously cut in halves, fix with salt and black pepper. Reduce the heat now and cook for 7 minutes. Stir every now and then.

When the tomatoes are soft, transfer everything in a blender, add 70ml of double cream, and blend everthing to a silk smooth consistency.
Bring the creamy vodka sauce back in the pan on a low heat, cook for another minute.

Cook the penne al dente.
Once pasta is done, drain it well and add it to the sauce in the pan and toss.

Sprinkle some grated parmesan and some parsley on top.

Penne vodka pasta ready to be served!


penne vodka pasta


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