Penne With Vodka Sauce

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Princess Pea

A coworker gave me this recipe. It's delicious. Imagine my surprise when a few years later I saw the same recipe on the side of a pasta box! Oh, well - still one of our favorites!

Top Review by princesskim

We love this recipe and have used it for years! Sometimes we sub chicken for the shrimp. Also, to give it a little extra kick, we soak a halved jalapeno pepper in the vodka and then strain it out before adding the vodka to the sauce. It gives the sauce a nice zip! Everyone loved this very tasty dish at our family gathering over the weekend. Thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, heat corn oil over medium-low heat.
  2. Add garlic, stirring constantly, cook one minute.
  3. Stir in tomato sauce, cream, vodka, basil and oregano.
  4. Cook 8 minutes.
  5. Stir in shrimp (optional) and Parmesan cheese; heat through.
  6. Toss with penne.
  7. Serve.

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