Classic Penne Alla Vodka | Sip and Spice

Penne Alla Vodka

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1/2 lb penne pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vodka
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley


  1. Boil the pasta according to the directions on the package.

  2. In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the crushed garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook for 2 minutes until fragrant. Add the crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and stir well. Let simmer for 15 minutes.

  3. Add in the cooked pasta and stir. Add the vodka and let cook for another minute. Pour in the heavy cream, stir well and let cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and serve with a sprinkle of parsley on top.