Delnevo’s Penne Vodka

Delnevo’s Penne Vodka


  • 1/2 Jar Delnevos pomodoro sauce
  • 200g penne pasta
  • 50ml  vodka
  • 80ml double cream
  • 50g parmesan
  • 30g butter
  • 4 tbsp EVOO
  • 1/2 small shallot cut fine
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pinch dried chilli
  • Maldon rock salt
  • Black pepper

Serves 2


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil, season with salt and cook penne for recommended time, minus 2 minute
  2. While the penne is cooking, heat olive oil in a large frying pan on a medium heat.
  3. Add the finely chopped shallots, minced garlic and a generous pinch of salt and cook for 45 seconds.
  4. Add the butter and cook for a further minute.
  5. Deglaze the pan with the Vodka and reduce by half.
  6. Add 1/2 jar of Delnevo’s pomodoro sauce and the double cream. Stir well untill combined then turn down to a low heat and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper
  7. Keep half a cup of pasta water aside, drain the penne and add to the sauce. Turn the heat up high and toss, adding the parmesan and required amount of pasta water to finish cooking and reach a nice, creamy consistency
  8. Plate up and sprinkle with parmesan.

*To add an extra kick, drizzle with Delnevos Chilli Oil and serve.

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