Penne Alla Vodka is one of my favorite pasta dishes and it’s easy to prepare and cook. I use Pecorino cheese to give it a zesty taste. This was my very first recipe that I perfected over the years.


  • 1 lb. of Penne Pasta
  • 1 pint of heavy whipping cream or use half & half to reduce calories
  • 1/2 to 2/3 of a small can of tomato paste
  • 4 ounces of Vodka
  • Pecorino cheese
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Oregano
  • White Pepper
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. In a frying pan on medium heat, add olive oil and fry 4 finely chopped garlic cloves lightly browned.
  2. Let pan cool for 5 minutes before adding tomato paste and heavy whipping cream.
  3. Cook on low heat.
  4. Add tomato paste and spread it around before adding heavy whipping cream.
  5. Add 1 pint of heavy whipping cream.
  6. Stir often until sauce turns pink. Keep stirring until tomato paste is mixed well and broken down.
  7. Add a tbsp of Oregano.
  8. Add Vodka.
  9. Cook for 15 minutes and add 1/2 cup of Pecorino Cheese.
  10. Stir often with the backside of a spoon to crush and break down tomato paste.
  11. Cook for another 15 minutes until sauce thickens a little.
  12. Salt & Pepper to taste.
  13. Total cooking time is 30 minutes.

This recipe serves up to 4 Adults.


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