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Penne with vodka sauce
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Penne with vodka sauce

One of the most iconic recipes from the 80s, penne with vodka sauce was created in Italy mixing some typical ingredients with the exotic flavor of vodka. You will love it!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Primo
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: creamy, delicious, easy, energetic, pasta, tasty
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 550kcal
Author: Roberto
Cost: $2


  • knife
  • pan
  • pot


  • 400 gr penne rigate "rigate" means ridged
  • half onion
  • 100 ml vodka my favorite: moskovskaya
  • 250 ml fresh milk cream
  • 200 gr smoked bacon
  • 400 gr peeled tomatoes tomato sauce can be an alternative
  • q.s. salt
  • q.s. extra virgin olive oil


  • Start cutting the onion in slices and browning it in the pan, with the extra virgin olive oil.
    Pennette with vodka sauce
  • When the onion is brown, add the diced bacon and make it gently fry.
    Penne with vodka sauce
  • Pour the vodka and rise the heat until it evaporates.
    Penne with vodka sauce
  • Add the tomato sauce (or peeled tomatoes), a pinch of salt and let it cook at low heat for about 20 minutes. Keep the pan covered.
    Penne with vodka sauce
  • Add the fresh milk cream and let the sauce gently cook for a couple of minutes. Pay attention not to dry it.
    Penne with vodka sauce
  • In the meanwhile you should have cooked the penne in salted water. Remove them from water when "al dente" and pour them into the pan. Mix the penne with the sauce for about one minute, with medium-high heat, until it's creamy. Now it's ready!
    Penne with vodka sauce