Zesty penne alla vodka

Penne alla vodka
Serves 2
1 tbsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves
100g tomato purée
75ml vodka
100ml double cream
160g penne
Salt and black pepper

To serve
Chilli flakes


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium-high heat and cook the garlic for one minute, stirring. Stir in the tomato purée and cook for two minutes longer.
  2. Add the vodka and allow to bubble for three minutes. Stir in the cream and remove from the heat.
  3. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil over a high heat and cook the penne according to package instructions. Drain, reserving 50ml of the pasta water.
  4. Add the pasta water to the tomato sauce and stir to combine well, then add the pasta. Toss together until fully coated. Season to taste.
  5. Divide into bowls and top with Parmesan and/or chilli flakes.

Per serving: 647kcals, 26.8g fat (12.7g saturated), 70g carbs (6.2g sugars), 13.1g protein, 2.9g fibre, 0.069g sodium