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penne alla vodka in a plate

Easy Vegan Penne Alla Vodka

  • Author: vibingvegansblog
  • Total Time: 15 minutes


It’s creamy, hearty, and absolutely mesmerizing to watch the velvety sauce simmer. The classic pink sauce has so much richness and flavor, you won’t believe how simple it is. Easy vegan penne alla vodka is the perfect recipe to have on hand when you’re in the mood for a quick Italian pasta fix!


Units Scale
  • 1 lb of penne pasta
  • 128 oz jar of tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup coconut cream solids
  • 1/3 cup vodka

Optional Toppings:

  • fresh parsley
  • vegan parmesan (we love this brand!)
  • cracked black pepper


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions for al dente.
  2. If you have an immersion blender, skip to step three. If not, pour your jarred sauce in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot, heat your sauce on medium low.
  4. Once the sauce starts to lightly simmer, add in the coconut cream.
  5. Using an immersion blender, blend the sauce until creamy and smooth.
  6. Add the vodka to the sauce and let it simmer on low heat for 10 minutes, uncovered.
  7. Pour the cooked pasta into the sauce. On very low heat, cover the pot and cook for 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  8. Serve with desired toppings! 


  • Use any shaped pasta you’d like. Rigatoni and penne tend to hold the sauce best.
  • Add your favorite leafy greens, like spinach or kale, during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • Add cooked plant-based protein like vegan sausage or meatballs.
  • Cook Time: 15 min