Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This was created while making Penne alla Vodka when I realized I was out of Vodka. Oh NO! I made a few changes to a recipe I'd used in the past and my family thought it was perfect without the Vodka. I was given orders not to change a thing next time. This makes a great meal served with grilled Italian sausage on the side or mixed with the pasta & "pink" sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In one pot boil water for pasta.
  2. In a heavy pot melt the butter.
  3. Add the garlic and cook until golden brown.
  4. Add the tomatoes, crushed pepper, onion powder, basil, Italian seasoning, pepper and salt.
  5. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Cook the pasta as directed.
  7. Stir in the cream and cook for 2 minutes stirring alot.
  8. Add the pasta to the pot with the sauce and mix until it is all coated over the pasta.
  9. Serve immediately with freshly grated cheese.
Most Helpful

This was delicious and I didn't miss the vodka at all. Perfect dinner for my 4 and 2 year old. The only change I made was I diced half and onion and sautéed it with the garlic. It gave the sauce more depth. Also, I didn't have any fresh basil on hand and I didn't miss it. Yum! Will make again for sure!

bethybdm May 20, 2016

I really loved this; and made a few minor adjustments according to what I had in my pantry. <br/><br/>I didn't have heavy cream - so I made a thick white sauce with butter, flour, and milk. I added homegrown parsley and spicy basil which I chopped very finely. <br/><br/>I also used some "Spicy Sea Salt Blend" - in a shaker that I purchased from my local grocer. It came out SOOOO good - I will certainly make this again and again. Funny how my 10 year old girl wanted a second serving.

celebritynow_4793692 December 23, 2013