Easiest Penne With Vodka

READY IN: 13mins
Recipe by rochsann

Hands down, this is the easiest version of a delicious main dish. It suits a busy family night or dinner with good friends. Adapted from the "Ladies Home Journal 100 Great Pasta Recipes" cookbook my sister gave me. I've been making it for years! It's a little lighter on cream and vodka than most penne vodka recipes. Try it with crusty bread and a crisp, tossed salad.

Top Review by Spokanite

This was easy, fast, and delicious. I used margarine,a pinch of crushed red pepper, no cayenne, about 1 cup or so of half and half, and rotini pasta. I also added some Italian spice mix and a couple of sliced, cooked chicken breast. I loved this dish but sadly, the fam was not excited by it so I will probably not make again. Thanks for a yummy recipe rochsann!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter in large skillet over medium-low heat.
  2. Stir in vodka, seasoned or crushed red pepper, and cayenne; heat gently for two minutes.
  3. Carefully add tomatoes and salt.
  4. Increase heat to high and cook until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes.
  5. Lower heat, and stir in heavy cream and Parmesan cheese.
  6. Add the penne, and toss with sauce.

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