This Penne alla Vodka recipe tastes incredible and comes together in no time! The creamy vodka sauce is prepared using basic kitchen staple ingredients.
You can use canned diced or whole peeled tomatoes (with the liquid) to add more texture. Crushed tomatoes will give you a smooth sauce similar to bottled vodka sauces, but many versions of Penne alla Vodka have texture from tomatoes.
If you use whole or diced tomatoes, I recommend pureeing around 1/3 to 1/2 of the sauce in a blender or food processor before adding the pasta. This will help the sauce coat the penne while still retaining texture. If you use whole peeled tomatoes, use a potato masher to gently crush them immediately after adding to the pan.
I like Tito’s vodka. However, any brand will work.
: Looking for a side dish to serve alongside this pasta recipe? Try my roasted broccoli
or strawberry spinach salad