Penne Pasta With Ground Beef And Vodka Sauce Recipe

Jessica Published April 19, 2020

Instead of meatballs, this pasta is made with a ground beef vodka sauce. It is a delicious and satisfying dish to make any day of the week!

How To Make Penne Pasta with Ground Beef and Vodka Sauce

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5 mins
40 mins
45 mins


  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups penne pasta
  • ½ cup vodka
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. chili flakes
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Salt
  • 1 Pepper


  • In a large pot over medium-high heat, add the oil and then the chopped onion.
  • Add the beef and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook until the ground beef is cooked through, breaking up the meat when necessary.
  • Add the tomatoes, chili flakes, and vodka.
  • Increase the heat and let the meat sauce simmer until it reduces by half.
  • Add the cream and stir and then add the pasta.
  • After 10 minutes, remove from the heat, add parmesan cheese and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 995kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 951mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 841IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 5mg


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