Penne alla Vodka

Penne alla Vodka

Penne alla Vodka

Penne alla Vodka 
Serves: 6


  • 1 (28 oz) can crushed San Marzano tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup minced yellow onion
  • 3 oz. prosciutto, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Wisher vodka
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, (more or less to taste)
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 14 oz. gluten free penne pasta

Preparation Steps

1. Bring a pot of water to a boil to cook pasta. Season water with salt.
2. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and prosciutto saute 4 - 5 minutes, add garlic and red pepper flakes and saute 1 minute longer.
3. Remove pan from heat and add tomatoes, Wisher vodka, season with salt and pepper to taste. 
4. Return to medium-high heat, bring to a simmer then reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup pasta water and drain pasta.
6. Stir cream into sauce and let just heat through, about 1 minute. Stir in parmesan, basil and oregano.
7. Add drained pasta to pot with sauce, toss to coat, while thinning sauce with a little pasta water as needed. Serve warm with more parmesan and garnish with more basil if desired.

Chef Lou from Perfectly Seasoned Chef

Recipe By: Chef Lou DiBennedetto of Perfectly Seasoned Chef 

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