Chef John's Penne With Vodka Sauce Recipe

Chef John's penne with vodka sauce is a classic Italian pasta dish with a twist. The penne pasta is cooked al dente and tossed in a creamy tomato sauce infused with vodka. The sauce is made with onions, garlic, tomatoes, cream, and a splash of vodka, which adds a unique flavor to the dish. This pasta is rich, flavorful, and perfect for a special occasion or a comforting weeknight meal. Serve it with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and fresh basil for a finishing touch.

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Non Vegdiet
1hr 10minstotal
15minsPrep
50minsCook
1hr 10m.total
15m.Prep
50m.Cook
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Ingredients for Chef John's Penne With Vodka Sauce Recipe

  • 1.33 ounce Penne Pasta
  • 0.17 Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 cloves Cloves Of Garlic, Minced
  • 0.17 can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1/25 cup Vodka
  • 0.08 cup Heavy Cream
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • flakes Red Pepper Flakes To Taste
  • as per your need Grated Parmesan Cheese For Garnish
  • as per your need Fresh Basil Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Chef John's Penne With Vodka Sauce Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Cook the penne pasta according to package instructions until al dente.
  • STEP 2.In a large pan, sauté onions and garlic until golden brown.
  • STEP 3.Add tomatoes, vodka, and cream to the pan and simmer until the sauce thickens.
  • STEP 4.Season the sauce with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste.
  • STEP 5.Add the cooked penne pasta to the sauce and toss to coat evenly.
  • STEP 6.Garnish with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil before serving.

Cooking Tips

  • Use a good quality vodka for the best flavor.
  • If you prefer a spicier sauce, add more red pepper flakes.
  • You can add cooked chicken or shrimp to the pasta for extra protein.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover pasta can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the pasta in a pan or microwave until heated through.
  • Serve the penne with vodka sauce as a main dish with a side salad and garlic bread.
Nutrition
value
124
calories per serving
9 g Fat< 1 g Protein2 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    9g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Carbs
    2g
  • Fiber
    < 1g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    2g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    < 1g

Fats

  • Fat
    9g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    17mg
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
    81mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    0mg
  • Vitamin B2
    0mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    1mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    0mcg
  • Magnesium
    3mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    19mg
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp