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Pioneer Woman Penne alla Vodka Recipe

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Pioneer Woman Penne alla Vodka Recipe

Matt R.
This Penne alla Vodka recipe comes courtesy of The Pioneer Woman and The Food Network. It’s great stuff!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 5 1 serving
Calories 650.8 kcal


  • 1 pound Penne
  • 3 clove Garlic minced
  • 1 medium (2-1/2″ dia) Onion chopped finely
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Vodka
  • 14 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
  • 0.25 tsp Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese


  • Cook pasta according to box directions.
  • Saute the garlic and onions in two tablespoons of butter and the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat until soft.
  • Pour in the vodka, being aware if your stove has an open flame (remove the pan from the heat before adding).
  • Cook and reduce for two to three minutes, then pour in the tomato puree.
  • Stir the mixture until it’s thoroughly combined, then reduce the heat to low.
  • Pour in heavy cream.
  • Stir to combine, then turn heat to the lowest simmer possible.
  • Sprinkle in the red pepper flakes and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir in the remaining tablespoon of butter.
  • Pour the drained pasta into the sauce and toss to combine.
  • Sprinkle on the Parmesan, then sprinkle on more red pepper flakes if desired.


Calories: 650.8kcalCarbohydrates: 77.4gProtein: 12.4gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 11.2gSodium: 143.85mgFiber: 3.4gSugar: 5.2g
Keyword Dinners, Food Network, Italian, Pasta, Simmering, The Pioneer Woman
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