Penne alla Vodka

Penne alla Vodka
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 602.7
  • Total Fat: 30.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 101.2 mg
  • Sodium: 607.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 58.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.3 g
  • Protein: 17.2 g

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Recipe taken from The Gourmet Cookbook Recipe taken from The Gourmet Cookbook
Number of Servings: 6


    /2 stick (4 Tbsp.) unsalted butter
    1 medium onion, finely chopped
    2/3 c. vodka
    3/4 c. canned tomato puree
    1 c. heavy cream
    1/4 lb. cooked ham, finely chopped
    2 drops Tabasco, or to taste
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
    14.5 oz. box Ronzoni Smart Taste Penne
    3/4 c. finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano


Melt butter in a deep 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately low heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until it begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in vodka, bring to a simmer, and simmer for 4 minutes. Add tomato puree and cream and simmer, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in ham, Tabasco, salt, and pepper. Keep sauce warm over very low heat.

Cook pasta in a 6- to 8- Qt. pot of boiling salted water (1 Tbsp. salt per every 4 Qts. water) until al dente. Reserve 1/2 c. cooking water and drain pasta.

Add pasta to sauce and toss with sauce and cheese, adding some of reserved cooking water if pasta seems dry.

If desired, garnish with some additional Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user THESVELTEME.

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