Penne in Creamy Vodka Sauce

    30 minutes

    Such an easy sauce to make, and it impresses everyone. The sauce can made a day in advance, which really brings out all the flavours.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 500g penne
    • 125g butter
    • 3/4 cup (185ml) vodka
    • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
    • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 125g tomato pasta sauce (passata)
    • 90g tomato paste
    • 1 cup (250ml) thickened cream
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and reserve.
    2. In a large saucepan melt butter over medium low heat; add vodka, chilli flakes and Worcestershire sauce. Stir well and simmer for 5 minutes.
    3. Blend in tomato sauce, tomato paste and cream; increase heat to bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes or until sauce has slightly thickened; season with salt and pepper to taste.
    4. Reduce heat to very low and stir in cheese; add cooked pasta and more cheese, if desired. Serve.

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    Hi this is Dawn, if your meal tasted too much like vodka, chances are you did not simmer it long enough. The vodka taste burns off! Enjoy  -  23 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    WOW..Thats the 1st word that popped into my head once I made & tried this recipe. Put it this way, now at every famiy function it is my duty to make this. I scaled it to 25 people & had it for a christening & a 50th bday party. Very rich & so tasty. I added some parsley for a lil extra taste. But I make this at least once a month for my family. My niece eats it for breakfast! Enough said...  -  10 Sep 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was delicious!! Everyone loved it and I can't thank you enough for sharing such a great recipe!!  -  23 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)