• Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


  • 1 lb penne
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons vodka
  • Parmigiano, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

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  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil for the pasta. Add the pasta when boiling.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil and the butter. Add the onion and cook until golden. Add the tomato paste and 1/4 cup of water. Add the cream and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the vodka, and salt and pepper to taste, and cook for a few more minutes.
  3. When the pasta is al dente, drain it and add it to the vodka mixture. Mix over medium heat and then serve immediately with a sprinkle of Parmigiano.