Vodka Penne

“This recipe is inspired by the fantastic Lorraine Fanneran who runs the equally fantastic and award-winning La Cucina in Limerick with her Italian husband Bruno. She is an expert at delicious little pasta dishes and this one definitely proves that. Parents, don’t worry: the alcohol burns off in the cooking, and anyway, the kids will be mightily impressed that you’re giving them vodka. Lorraine suggests 4 tablespoons of vodka (plus a few in a glass for yourself depending on how bad your day has been!).”

/Donal Skehan

 

 


Photo: Cooking with Malin

Vodka Penne
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Quick pasta dish with creamy vodka sauce, crispy pancetta and freshly grated parmesan. The vodka gives the dish a new, exciting taste that you have to try!
Servings
4 servings
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Cook Time
20 minutes
Vodka Penne
Print Recipe
Quick pasta dish with creamy vodka sauce, crispy pancetta and freshly grated parmesan. The vodka gives the dish a new, exciting taste that you have to try!
Servings
4 servings
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 350 grams dried penne
  • 25 grams butter
  • 125 grams pancetta or bacon bits
  • 4 tbsp vodka
  • 200 ml heavy cream / double cream
  • 3 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 handfull fresh flat leaf parsley roughly chopped
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, to serve
  • salt & black pepper
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan according to the instructions on the packet.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a large frying pan over a medium heat, add the bacon and fry for 3–5 minutes until golden. Add the vodka and allow to simmer for a minute before adding the cream, tomato purée and parsley. Simmer gently for 5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  3. When the pasta is cooked, drain and add it to the sauce and mix through. Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
Recipe Notes

Recipe originally from Donal Skehan

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