Penne alla vodka is a heartily dish, mixed in a creamy tomato sauce with a punch of vodka. This dish is a very easy recipe to whip up and takes a short time. I promise this pasta wont make you tipsy, it will just make you happy:)




PREP TIME- 10 minutes

COOKING TIME- 30 minutes


1/2 packet of penne(I used wheat penne but you can use any)

1 tablespoon Butter

10 cloves of garlic

2 medium sized onions

10 tomatoes

200 ml heavy cream ( I used Amul)

1/4 cup Vodka

Salt to taste

A pinch of Red Chili Flakes

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

1 cup or more grated Mozzarella cheese


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add  the penne and cook until al  dente(cooked so as to be still firm when bitten). Also add oil/ olive oil so that the penne doesn’t stick. Drain and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a skillet( size of the skillet depends on the amount of penne you are cooking) over medium heat.
  • Add garlic to the melted butter and let cook till you can smell the heavenly mixture of garlic and butter in the air.
  • Add the chopped onions to the garlic.
  • Let it cook till it turns brown.
  • While the garlic onion mixture cooks, blanch the tomatoes and turn it into a puree by using a food processor.
  • Add the tomato puree into the skillet.
  • Now splash in some vodka and let it simmer for 10 minutes on medium flame.
  • Mix in the heavy cream and keep stirring it.
  • Sprinkle salt, pepper and chilli flakes into the sauce.
  • Add the cheese.
  • Toss the boiled pasta and let it cook for a minute or two.
  • Delicious Penne Alla Vodka is ready to be served.


  • The pasta can be stored in the refrigerator for a day.
  • Make sure to simmer the sauce for long so that the vodka flavor is infused well in the sauce.
  • Use fresh basil/ parsley and cheese to garnish the pasta.

Do try this recipe out and let me know how it goes in the comments below!


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Christine Gupta says:

    One of Liam’s favorite dishes we will have to try it out!


  2. vanajmoorthy says:

    It made me tipsy and not happy 😦


    1. sanyasingla says:

      How much vodka did you add vanaj ?? HAHHA


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