Penne a la Vodka


One of my go-to recipes that Aaron really likes is Penne a la Vodka. It's quite easy to make and tastes great!

Penne a la Vodka
Serves 4 (or 2 with leftovers) depending on the amount of pasta you make.

  1. Cook pasta according to box directions (make as much or as little as you'd like).
  2. In a large skillet pan on medium heat, melt 4 tbs of butter.
  3. Chop 2 shallots or one small onion and add to simmering butter. Allow to simmer until shallots/onions become translucent.
  4. Cover the entire top of the onions with ground black pepper.
  5. Add 1/2 cup vodka and turn the heat up to medium high.
  6. Allow vodka to cook off, then lower heat back to medium.
  7. Add red pepper flakes (to taste depending on how spicy you like it. I use a tsp or so).
  8. Add one jar of your favorite pasta sauce. 
  9. Add 1/2 pint of heavy cream, stir.
  10. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer a few minutes longer.
  11. Serve over pasta with cheese! 
If you're looking for a quick, easy meal with simple ingredients, give it a try! You won't be disappointed! :)

xx, Shannon


  1. YUM!! You make your own sauce?! I always buy premade vodka sauce.. I'm impressed!!

    1. You should try it sometime, it's delish! :)


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