Creamy Pink Vodka Sauce With Penne

"Creamy,Rich,and Smooth vodka sauce. Quick and easy! Use a vodka that you like to drink, if you can't drink it you won't eat this."
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by JessHinkson photo by JessHinkson
photo by Dawn E. photo by Dawn E.
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
Ready In:




  • Put the olive oil into the pan and add the onions and garlic.
  • Turn on the heat to medium-low and gently cook for a few minutes.
  • Add the red pepper flakes cook 1 minute add crushed tomatoes.
  • Raise the heat to medium and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Add the vodka and a pinch of salt and pepper simmer uncovered for about 8 minutes over medium-low heat.
  • Add the cream and lower the heat, add drained pasta and toss in parsley.
  • Stir to coat well and grate a generous amount of parmesan into the pasta using our microplane grater.
  • Serve immediately sprinkled with more parmesan, and red pepper flakes.

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. I noticed a few people mentioning they cut back on some ingredients,you know you can change the serving amount in the top right corner of the recipe and it will change the ingredient amount. <br/><br/>I made this recipe to serve 4 and it was just the right amount and it was delish! Thank you for a great recipe.
  2. Great recipe. Better than restaurant quality. I substituted chopped basil for the parsley. I also rendered off a couple slices of finely diced bacon before the onions and garlic which added alot of great flavor. I added a pound of medium shrimp at the end. I only used one can of Italian plum tomatoes with the juice.
  3. Another wonderful recipe Rita. Your recipes never disappoint. We enjoyed this tasty sauce very much. I served the sauce over spagetti noodles and garnished with parmesan shavings. It was perfect thank you for sharing. Made for Think Pink 2015.
  4. So yummy and so easy! I will definitely make this again!
  5. Absolutely love this recipe. Has turned out to be not only one of my husbands favorites, but everyone I serve it to asks for the recipe.


  1. I used basil and parsley, added a touch more cream, and added about a cup of Italian blend shredded cheese.
  2. Quick, easy and very nice flavor. I also cut down the vodka to 1/2 Cup and served it with cheese tortellini instead of the penne. Very good recipe, I will make it again. Thanks
  3. I love pink vodka sauce, and usually don't have vodka - so it ends up just being pink sauce. I actually had vodka tonight and I follwed this recipe except instead of crushed tomatoes - I used some homemade marinara sauce that I had made. I added some Italian chicken parmesan sausage and brocolli and tossed with penne pasta.... delicious!



Find More Recipes