Whether or not this dish of tube-shaped penne pasta lavished with a peppery, vodka-laced cream and tomato sauce was created in Italy is a matter of heated debate in some quarters; some say it was the result of aggressive marketing on the part of vodka importers. Whatever the case, it has become firmly entrenched as an Italian American classic. See the recipe »
Recipe of the Day: Rachael's Vodka Cream Pasta They say the key to one's heart is through their stomach, and Rachael's 25-minute recipe is delicious proof. Toss penne in a luxurious pink-hued vodka sauce, filled with fresh basil, crushed tomatoes and cream. Adding a whole cup of vodka heightens the flavor of the tomatoes for the best sauce ever.