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Penne with Vodka Sauce

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While Penne with Vodka Sauce has a wonderful rich flavor, one serving comes in under 400 calories. Making this 15-minute dish the perfect weeknight meal.
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 8


  • 1 lb. penne pasta
  • 4 cups Marinara Sauce see recipe link in post
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil


  • Cook penne according to package instructions.
  • Heat marinara sauce over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in vodka. Return to a low simmer and cook for 5-7 minutes. Stir in heavy cream and red pepper flakes and heat through.
  • To serve, toss penne in vodka sauce. Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese and fresh basil.