Creamy Pink Vodka Sauce with Penne

Total Time
5 mins
10 mins

Creamy,Rich,and Smooth vodka sauce. Quick and easy!

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  1. Put the olive oil into the pan and add the onions and garlic.
  2. Turn on the heat to medium-low and gently cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add the red pepper flakes cook 1 minute add crushed tomatoes.
  4. Raise the heat to medium and bring the mixture to a boil.
  5. Add the vodka and a pinch of salt and pepper simmer uncovered for about 8 minutes over medium-low heat.
  6. Add the cream and lower the heat, add drained pasta and toss in parsley.
  7. Stir to coat well and grate a generous amount of parmesan into the pasta using our microplane grater.
  8. Serve immediately sprinkled with more parmesan, and red pepper flakes.
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5 5

Great recipe. Better than restaurant quality. I substituted chopped basil for the parsley. I also rendered off a couple slices of finely diced bacon before the onions and garlic which added alot of great flavor. I added a pound of medium shrimp at the end. I only used one can of Italian plum tomatoes with the juice.

5 5

Great recipe. I cut the recipe in half and only used one can of crushed tomatoes. I don't eat red meat and I know most vodka sauces are made with prosciutto to enhance the flavor so I cooked about 4 strips of turkey bacon and added it in with the crushed tomato. I served this with some whole wheat penne and it was delicious.

5 5

This is definately a keeper!! I cut the recipe in half and otherwise followed the instructions...just the right amount of kick (we love spice) and one I will make again. Oh yes, I did add some fresh basil to the dish. Thank you for posting. Made for Think Pink 2012 tag game. Next time I think I will add some italian sausage since DH wanted some meat but it was great the way it is.