Penne Alla Vodka


Penne alla vodka, a delicious simple weekday meal. This pasta is ready within 20 minutes, an amazing pasta with cheese and fresh basil.

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Penne alla vodka
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2021-03-16, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 20 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 18-06-2022

20 minutes 4 people Main course
Penne alla vodka


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  • 400 grams penne pasta
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 can of tomato paste (140 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 6 tablespoons of vodka
  • 100 ml heavy cream
  • 50 grams grated parmesan cheese or grana padano + extra
  • handful of fresh basil
  • olive oil
  • salt to taste
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  • medium pan
  • skimmer
  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • deep frying pan
  • wooden spoon

Penne Alla Vodka

20 minutes 4 people Main course

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Preparation – 10 minutes

Fill a medium-sized pan with water and cook the pasta al dente.

Peel and finely chop the shallot and garlic cloves.

Penne alla vodka
Penne alla vodka

Finishing penne alla vodka – 10 minutes

Heat a dash of olive oil in a deep skillet and sauté the shallot and garlic for a few minutes. Then fry the tomato paste together with the chili flakes for a few minutes to deacidify the tomato paste.

Lower the heat and stir in the vodka. Let it simmer for a few minutes and then stir in the heavy cream and about 50 grams of finely grated cheese.

Once the penne is al dente, add it along with a bit of the cooking water. Stir to a nice consistency and season with salt.

Serve the penne alla vodka with more grated cheese, fresh basil and a fresh salad, enjoy!

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