Penne with Vodka Sauce

Vodka adds a peppery essence to this easy entertaining dish.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 15 min - 20 min
Yields 4 - 6 servings
penne with vodka sauce

Ingredients

  • 8 slices pancetta or bacon chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 1 onion minced
  • 3 cloves garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried basil
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried chili flakes
  • 2 oz (60 mL) vodka
  • 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) tomatoes drained and chopped
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) sliced sundried tomatoes
  • 1 cup (250 mL) 35 % cream
  • 1 lb (450 g) penne cooked
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh parsley
  • Grated Canadian Parmesan to taste

Preparation

Cook pancetta until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and chop. Set aside.

Melt butter in large skillet Sauté onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 3 min. Add herbs, chili flakes and vodka and bring to a boil.

Add canned tomatoes, sundried tomatoes and 3/4 of chopped pancetta. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 10 to 15 min. Stir in cream. Simmer for 3-5 min or until slightly thickened.

To serve, toss with hot cooked pasta and garnish with parsley, reserved pancetta and grated Parmesan cheese.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 552 Calories
Protein: 15 g
Carbohydrate: 70 g
Fat: 22 g
Fibre: 4 g
Sodium: 353 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 7 % / 81 mg
Niacin: 36 % / 8 mg
Folate: 76 % / 167 mcg
Thiamin: 44 % / 0.6 mg
Iron: 30 % / 4.2 mg