Sunday, December 2, 2012


Penne Alla Vodka is a very popular dish among my friends and family here in New Jersey. Anyone who's had it from an Italian restaurant or Pizzeria knows just how good it is. Making your own sauce is even better! This is an easy, fool proof recipe. You can't go wrong, try it!
-4 tbs. Butter (1/2 a stick)
-1/2 Onion-minced
-1 tbs. Garlic-minced
-1/2 cup Vodka
-1 (28oz) can of Crushed Tomatoes
-1 cup Heavy Cream
-Salt, Pepper,
-1 tsp. Basil
-1 lb Penne Pasta

  1. In a large skillet (make sure it has a high brim) saute onion and garlic in butter over MEDIUM heat until onion is soft (about 5 minutes). Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add vodka and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes and basil, season with salt and pepper. Cook on LOW heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. (turn to a simmer if it starts to bubble up)
  4. Add cream-turn the heat to MEDIUM. Stir the cream and tomato sauce together for a few minutes. Turn the heat to a SIMMER and cook for another 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if needed.
  5. Serve over penne pasta!

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