Lighter Penne à La Vodka - Bethenny Frankel

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Bethenny Frankel is from The Real Housewives of New York City. She is also a natural food chef and cooks for many celebrities. I love pasta, especially when it doesn't have all the guilt attached. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add salt when simmering.
  2. Warm marinara in a saucepan over medium heat. Slowly add milk, stirring until combined. Bring to a simmer, then lower heat; simmer until sauce reduces slightly. Add crushed red pepper.
  3. Add penne to boiling water. Cook until almost done; add vodka to marinara mixture, and raise heat slightly. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water.
  4. In a large bowl, toss pasta with sauce and Parmigiano-Reggiano, adding some reserved water to thin sauce, if needed. Garnish with parsley, and serve.


Most Helpful

Without a doubt a delicious recipe that we very much enjoyed, easy to prepare, a great mid-week dinner, thank you! Made for Think Pink 2014

Karen Elizabeth October 15, 2014

Yum! This was super simple and very good. I loved the crushed red pepper that gave it a nice bite. Thanks for sharing, Nif. Made for Think Pink 2014.

lazyme October 08, 2014

This is a great recipe! I made it for dinner last night and we both enjoyed it very much. I cut back on the red pepper flakes, our preferance. I had just bought a large chunk of Parmesan cheese and was so anxious to have it, so everything was great. Great recipe!

FLUFFSTER October 15, 2009

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