Total Time
15mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

THE ABSOLUTE BEST PENNE ALLA VODKA ANYWHERE!! CREAMY, RICH, TOMATO, VODKA SAUCE, WITH PROSCUITTO. I GUARANTEE YOU WILL LOVE THIS DISH!! *tip* squeeze the tomatoes to drain them so the sauce isnt watery

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a wide pot big enough to hold all the pasta and sauce, melt the butter.
  2. add the garlic and cook until golden brown.
  3. stir in the proscuitto and cook for a a minute or two.
  4. add the tomatoes, crushed pepper, pepper and salt.
  5. simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. stir in the cream and cook for 2 minutes stirring alot.
  7. add the vodka and cook until it no longer smells strongly of vodka (about 3-5 minutes).
  8. cook the pasta as directed on box but al dente.
  9. add the pasta to the pot with the sauce and mix until it is all coated over the pasta.
  10. toss with the cheese and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

5 5

I did make a few minor modifications to this recipe. I had made it twice before and decided to change it. I added 3 shallots to the first step and used crushed tomatoes since we don't favor a chunky sauce, and I added some oregano. However, I STILL had to puree everything in a blender so that the prosciutto flavor blended better. My husband and sister loved it! I guess the third time really is the charm. This got added to my recipe collection, we'll definitely be making again.

5 5

****Original review 7/21/2008: Prosciutto, garlic, cream....how could one go wrong! Excellent flavor. I used fire roasted diced tomatoes instead of whole tomatoes. Since my DH & DD are not big fans of "chunky sauces" I might try this next time with crushed tomato....I bet it would be wonderful. Definitely a keeper! Thanks for posting! New 2010: I made this using crushed tomatos and it was much better appreciated by my DH and DD. I forgot to add the parmesan cheese, but passed it at the table. It tasted a bit sweet without it for some reason, so I won't forget it next time!

5 5

5 Stars, Delicious! I doubled the recipe, blended the sauce and omitted the Proscuitto! Simple, and delicious, it was a great crowd pleaser! I will try it with the Proscuitto, and not blend it next time my vegetarian family members are not over! Can't wait! So yummy!