Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I can't recommend this recipe enough. It is so simple to make and so delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook onion and garlic in butter over moderate heat, stirring, for 5 minutes, or until softened; add vodka and cook over moderately-high heat for 4 minutes.
  2. Add puree and cream and cook over moderate heat, stirring, for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in ham, Tabasco and salt to taste.
  4. Cook penne until al dente.
  5. In a large serving bowl, toss penne with sauce.
  6. Sprinkle Parmesan over and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

5 5

Thanks Evelyn for this delicious pasta dish!
We prepared this for Valentine's Day using fusilli instead of penne.
This is a thousand star recipe for all pasta lover!
WOW and a big thanks from all of us 4!

I prepared the parmesan in this way:
Sprinkle cheese in the center of a skillet into a disk shape in pan.
Using a spatula shape to hearth.
Allow cheese to get slightly golden underneath, then carefully remove it using the spatula.

5 5

This was sooooo good! The only changes I made were adding garlic and a bit of fresh rosemary with the onion and butter. I can hardly wait to make this again!

5 5

There is not much to say about this simple tasy dish except that the only thing I did different was adding some fresh garlic, was generous with the Tabasco and that I will make this again!