Penne a La Vodka


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 16 ounces penne rigate pasta
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped


  1. Heat a large skillet and add butter, garlic, and shallots. Saute for 5 minutes then add vodka and cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken broth and tomatoes then bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large pot of salted water, cook pasta to al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. Add heavy cream to sauce and bring to a boil then remove from heat. Toss hot pasta with sauce immediately. Sprinkle with fresh basil leaves and serve!