Veganomicon Penne Vodka

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 362.2
  • Total Fat: 10.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 561.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 56.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.5 g
  • Protein: 11.4 g

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From Veganomicon, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero, p. 193. From Veganomicon, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero, p. 193.
Number of Servings: 4


    2 tsp olive oil
    4 cloves minced garlic
    1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
    28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
    1/4 cup vodka
    1/4 tsp dried thyme
    1/4 tsp dried oregano
    1/2 tsp salt
    a few dashes fresh black pepper
    1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds
    1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil, plus a little extra for garnish
    1/2 pound penne


Bring a pot of water to boil for the pasta. Preheat a saucepan over medium/low heat. Add the oil, garlic and crushed red pepper to the saucepan and saute for about a minute, until fragrant, being careful not to burn. Add the crushed red tomatoes, vodka, thyme, oregano, salt and black pepper. Cover, and turn the heat up a bit to bring to a simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, add the pasta to the water and cook according to package directions.

Once the sauce has simmered for 20 minutes, add the almonds. Use an immersion blender to blend the almonds into the sauce until creamy and only slightly grainy. The pasta should be done by now, so drain and set aside. Add the basil to the sauce, and mix the sauce and pasta together in the pot. Serve, garnished with a little extra chopped basil.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RACHELL37.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    I made this with a low cal vodka using voli vodka lyte and it was amazing! - 11/27/11

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    I've made this recipe many times, it's absolutely delicious! - 8/6/10

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    Very Good
    I would definitely make this quick yet tasty recipe again. You don't get all the saturated fat, since you use raw almonds instead of heavy cream. Very good vegan recipe. - 5/18/10