Penne with Vodka Sauce and Vegetables

Penne with Vodka Sauce and Vegetables

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 470.3
  • Total Fat: 9.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 19.3 mg
  • Sodium: 1,029.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 63.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.8 g
  • Protein: 24.3 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    1 box (14 1/2 ounces) Barilla Plus Multigrain Penne
    1 pound zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch quarter-moons
    1 cup frozen peas
    8 cups baby spinach
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
    6 ounces sliced Canadian bacon, chopped
    1/2 cup vodka
    1 can (15 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
    1 can (8 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 to 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half
    1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne
and cook following package directions, 11 minutes. Add
zucchini and peas during last 3 minutes. Stir in spinach. Drain and place back into the pot.

2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally; add Canadian bacon and vodka and cook 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt and red pepper.
Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

3. Stir half-and-half and 1/4 cup cheese into the sauce. Toss with pasta and let stand for 10 minutes. Stir and spoon into serving bowl and top with remaining cheese.

Serving Size: Makes 6 servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ANNE_SP.

TAGS:  Beef/Pork |

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    Veggies were ok. Too slimy. - 11/2/11

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