Penne alla Vodka Recipe

Penne alla Vodka
Penne alla Vodka

Penne alla Vodka Recipe

Penne alla Vodka

Who doesn’t love Vodka Sauce!! It is said that the vodka is used to release the acids and flavor in the sauce and enhance the sweetness of the cream. To lower the points I use half and half in place of heavy cream. Eat this with a low carb or high fiber pasta like Ronzoni Smart Taste to keep the points low and top with fresh grated cheese.


Penne alla Vodka

Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes

Servings: 6 • Serving Size: 1 cup pasta, 7.25 fl oz sauce • Calories: 356 • Smart Points: 10


2 tsp butter

5 cloves garlic, minced

3 shallots, minced

3 oz prosciutto, chopped

1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

28 oz can crushed tomatoes

14 oz can diced tomatoes

1/2 cup vodka

salt and pepper

1/2 cup half and half

1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped



12 oz uncooked (6 cups cooked) whole wheat or high fiber penne


In a large sauté pan heat butter on a low flame. Add garlic and shallots and sauté until soft, about 2 minutes. Add prosciutto and red pepper flakes and cook another minute. Add tomatoes, vodka, salt and pepper and cook on low, covered about 20 minutes. Add basil and half and half, mix well and cook another 5 minutes. Serve this over pasta and top with grated cheese.


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