Penne Russo a La Vodka With Basil Cream Sauce

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by An American in Spain

This receipe was adapted from Marianne. It is a rich dinner, elegant enough to be served at a dinner party. I serve it with an individual anti-pasta salad as a first course and crusty french bread.

Top Review by CIndytc

This did not work out for me...It had too much of a vodka taste to the sauce...I do not know if I put too much in or did not cook it out long enouph....the vodka taste was too overpowering..I used grey goose vodka but will try again by cutting vodka in half.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling lightly salted water for about 8-10 minutes or until al dente and then drain.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium heat.
  3. Saute garlic, prosciutto, and red pepper flakes for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in tomatoes and tomato paste and cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in vodka and cream and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Stir in Parmesan and chopped basil.
  7. Add pasta and toss until evenly coated.
  8. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.

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