Penne alla Vodka

“This easy and impressive pasta is always on the menu when my husband and I have new friends over for dinner. Years later, they’ve asked me to make this Penne alla Vodka recipe again.” —Cara Langer, Overland Park, Kansas

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Penne alla Vodka
Penne alla Vodka
Servings Cook Time
6servings 30minutes (total)
Servings
6servings
Cook Time
30minutes (total)
Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add prosciutto; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in tomatoes, vodka, salt and pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Stir in cream; cook 2-3 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain pasta. Add pasta and cheese to sauce; toss to combine.
Recipe Notes

Test Kitchen Tips

  • To keep pasta from sticking together when cooking, use a large pot with plenty of water. Add a little cooking oil if desired (this also prevents boiling over).
  • There’s nothing like fresh pasta. The process may seem intimidating, but it’s actually very easy to do! All you need is a little time. To get a jump on it, make dough 2 to 3 days in advance and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to roll it out.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 504 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 966mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fibre), 19g protein.