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Easy Penne Sausage alla Vodka (30-minute)

Penne sausage alla vodka has never been easier to make at home! Ready in 30 minutes with minimal work and TONS of cozy, comforting flavors.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 486kcal


  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 chicken sausages sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1 can 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream warmed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced thyme
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 lb penne pasta cooked according to package instructions


  • In a large saucepan or dutch oven over medium-high heat, saute onion, garlic, and sliced sausage until just tender and beginning to brown. Remove pan from heat and slowly stir in vodka, scraping to deglaze the bottom of pan. Return pan to heat and stir in crushed tomatoes. Bring sauce to a simmer then reduce heat to low, cover and let sauce simmer 20 minutes.
  • Once sauce has simmered, remove from heat and stir in whipping cream, salt and pepper to taste, thyme, basil, and hot cooked pasta. Enjoy pasta immediately hot.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 56.1g | Protein: 22.2g | Fat: 15.2g | Saturated Fat: 4.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.5g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 679mg | Fiber: 4.9g | Sugar: 9.9g