Creamy Pink Vodka Sauce with Penne

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.
Most Helpful

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.

Blueman260 December 19, 2011

I noticed a few people mentioning they cut back on some ingredients,you know you can change the serving amount in the top right corner of the recipe and it will change the ingredient amount.

I made this recipe to serve 4 and it was just the right amount and it was delish! Thank you for a great recipe.

michellelynn_12322961 May 18, 2011

Another wonderful recipe Rita. Your recipes never disappoint. We enjoyed this tasty sauce very much. I served the sauce over spagetti noodles and garnished with parmesan shavings. It was perfect thank you for sharing. Made for Think Pink 2015.

Baby Kato October 08, 2015