Penne a La Vodka

Date Added: Dec 7, 2009 Italian Pasta
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Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

30 mins

Ready In

40 mins



*to adjust serving size click on "serving box".


This is one of the first dishes I learned to make some 25 years ago. To this day it remains one of the most popular dishes people ask me how to make, so here you go, enjoy!


  • ½  Each Chef Harkness' Basic Tomato sauce Recipe
  • 1
  • 16  Fluid ounce(s) Heavy Cream
  • 2
  • 1/2  Cup(s) Vodka
  • 3
  •  To Taste Salt and Pepper
  • 4
  •  To Taste Red Pepper Flakes optional
  • 5
  •  To Taste Oregano or Basil Garnish
  • 6
  • 1/2  Cup(s) Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 7


    1. Prepare Chef Harkness Basic Tomato Sauce (See Recipe on IdealChef).
    2. Add the cream after the Sauce has simmered for 20 minutes and simmer for 5 minutes.
    3. Add seasonings and Vodka as desired, and continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
    4. Add 1/2 the Sauce to 1 lb. of cooked Pasta and cook over the stove top so the Sauce can cling to the the pasta.
    5. Serve and enjoy!

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