Tom's Penne alla Vodka

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a simple but very elegant dish that's easy to make and cooks in the time it takes to prepare the pasta. It's great as a pasta course or as the main dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter over medium heat in heavy large skillet.
  3. Add prosciutto and cook, stirring until slightly browned.
  4. CAREFULLY add the vodka and flame, shaking the pan until the flames die down.
  5. Raise the heat to medium high and add the heavy cream.
  6. Cook, stirring until sauce slightly thickens and will coat the back of a spoon.
  7. Stir in the tomato paste, a little at a time, just until the sauce turns pink. Add the parmigianno-reggiano and stir.
  8. Drain the pasta thoroughly and add to the pan, stirring or tossing to combine.
  9. Sprinkle with basil and serve.


Most Helpful

I made this recipe for my husband on our Anniversary. Needless to say we had a fabulous evening! The Vodka Sauce was easy to prepare and even easier to consume! Thanks for a user-friendly recipe!

Mandalou January 06, 2007

Easy and wonderful! I added some garlic (never had pasta without garlic:0) and some creme de cassis to taste at the end. We will definetely make this again soon. Thanks for sharing!

Izzy Knight June 20, 2002

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