Pasta alla Vodka


Looking for a creamy but bright sauce for your pasta? You’ve just found it. This recipe calls for canned tomatoes which cut down on the cooking time and add a nice colour to the sauce. You can add sausage, chicken or veggies to this recipe or you can simply enjoy as is and be guaranteed to have a good time!

Servings: 1
Duration: 30mins+
Protein: Pork
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Included in your Eat Kit

  • 115 g penne rigate
  • ¼ cup vodka
  • 1/3 of a can chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ of an onion, chopped
  • 50g bacon, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/8tsp chilli flakes
  • Sage
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 3 Tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning


You will need:

  • oil
  • salt
  • your choice of bread
  • frying pan


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for 10-12 mins until al dente.
  2.  Meanwhile, for your sauce: Heat the oil in a pan or pot over medium heat. Add the bacon, if using, and fry until crispy, stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove some of the bacon and save for garnishing. Add the onion, garlic, red pepper flakes and sage and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent, about 2 minutes. Turn the heat to medium-low, add the vodka and cook until reduced by half, about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes and then fill the tomato container halfway with your pasta water and swish it around to loosen up any leftover tomatoes; add a quarter to half of the water to the pan. Simmer until the sauce begins to thicken, about 4 minutes. If you prefer your sauce a little looser, go ahead and add the remaining water and simmer 2 to 3 minutes more. Reduce heat to low, add the cream and cook, stirring, until the sauce becomes an even pinkish-rust colour, about 1 minute.
  4. Stir in the cooked pasta and cheese; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. The cheese will add a bit of salt to the sauce so you want to season after adding the cheese. Top with additional cheese, if desired, and sprinkle with the saved bacon. Enjoy!