Makeover Penne With Vodka Cream Sauce


Makeover Penne with Vodka Cream Sauce is a rich and creamy flavor packed  tomato sauce  that’s easy and quick to prepare.  And not to worry, the whole family can eat this dish because the vodka only takes a few minutes to cook off, yet perks up the tomatoes leaving a creamy smooth delightful flavor to the pasta.   So if you need a quick flavor packed meal the Makeover Penne with Vodka  Cream Sauce will definitely save the day.


 Prep: 15 min.     Cook: 40 min.  Yields8 servings




  • 1 large onion, chopped

    Makeover Penne with Vodka Cream Sauce
    Makeover Penne with Vodka Cream Sauce via Taste of Home
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (one 28 ounces, one 14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1 package (12 ounces) whole wheat penne pasta
  • 2 teaspoons prepared pesto
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Handful of fresh basil leaves, torn, more for topping


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