By Dr. Lora Poppins


Penne alla  Vodka Recipe

quick & easy recipes

Prep ingredients

Since things move fast once you start cooking , I recommend chopping onions and garlic ahead of time and measuring out all ingredients


Add the tomato paste

Add the tomato paste and stir to combine, letting the paste cook for about 2 minutes, until deep red.


Add vodka

Add the vodka and stir to combine, then let reduce by half.


Add cream and season

Stir in the cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper then add red pepper flakes.


Cook the pasta

Bring a pot of water to a boil; add pasta and cook, until al dente, about 10 min. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water. Return the pasta to the pot. Add the sauce and stir.



Ladle the pasta into warmed pasta bowls and top with basil and Parmesan cheese. I like to add grilled chicken as well.