• 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped finely
  • 1 can Roma tomatoes (or use fresh)
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/3 c vodka
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • freshly ground pepper
  • salt
  • 1 # penne
  • 1/3 c cream
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese


Heat oil in saucepan and sauti onion and garlic for a few minutes without browning. Add tomatoes (slightly crushed with spoon) plus liquid from can. Add tomato paste, vodka, sugar, cayenne pepper, pepper and salt and let simmer (covered) for 15-20 minutes. Stir now and then. Cook pasta until al dente, drain and put in a bowl. Add cream and parmesan cheese to sauce, stir to combine and heat but do not boil. Pour over pasta and serve.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: My files - adapted from somewhere
Submitted By: Nanna Rvgnvaldardsttir
Penne with Vodka and Tomato Sauce