Penne rigate alla vodka

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes 25 minutes

Serves: 4


50g unsalted butter
100g cooked ham, sliced
2 tbsp tomato purée
1 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped
5 tbsp double cream
3 tbsp vodka
300g penne rigate


1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a low-medium heat, add the ham, tomato purée and ½ the parsley, season and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes. Stir in the cream and vodka and simmer for about 1-2 minutes, until the alcohol has evaporated.

2. Meanwhile, cook the penne in a large pan of salted, boiling water, until al dente. Drain and transfer to a warm serving dish. Stir in the sauce, scatter with the remaining parsley and serve.