Pearl Onions & Vodka Cream Sauce With Penne

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by NcMysteryShopper

I found this delicious recipe on a bag of pearled onions. It is fabulously rich and easy and a total crowd pleaser! I added about 3/4 of a cup of chopped cooked ham to the recipe (along with the cream) with fantastic results. I plan on trying it with left over grilled chicken as well.

Top Review by Sweetness of Rose

Great recipe! I did this sauce with chicken and it was very tasty! I put a tad to much red pepper flakes in it so it was a bit too hot for me but my hubby thought it was perfect! 5 stars!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook dry penne in a large pot until al dente.
  2. Halve onions and sauté in olive oil with garlic and red pepper flakes over medium heat. When onions are translucent, add vodka and cook over moderately-high heat for 4 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes and cook to reduce liquid about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and add cream. Let simmer for about 5 minutes, then mix in cooked penne.
  4. Sprinkle Parmesan over top and serve immediately.

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