Skinny Penne a la Vodka
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Subbing heavy cream for fat free Greek yogurt helps to lighten up this delicious pasta dish without sacrificing flavor or creaminess.
Recipe Type: Entree
Yield: 4 servings
  • 1 pound penne
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (35-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup vodka
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Cook the pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and saute, 5 minutes.
  3. Add the crushed tomatoes, vodka, and red pepper flakes, if using. Simmer, uncovered, until reduced by half.
  4. Stir in the yogurt and parmesan cheese. To make it extra smooth, blend it with an immersion blender here (optional). Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add the penne and toss to coat. Remove from the heat and serve immediately, with additional parmesan.
Kosher dairy, Vegetarian
Recipe by Katherine Martinelli at