Brozzian's Penne Al Vodka

Brozzian's Recipes

Description: This is one of Brozzian's favorite recipes to make; it so rich, flavorful, and extremely addictive. It is truly a comfort food to the max but it is not too complex to make. This is the perfect recipe for a family dinner or for bringing to a party or cookout.
Included Brozzian Products: All Purpose Seasoning, Italian Herbs Seasoning (Salt Free), Mediterranean Sea Salt (Fine Grain), Table Grind Black Pepper

Yield: 5-6 People
Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour and 20 Minutes

  • 1 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Pound of Sweet Italian Sausage
  • 1 Pound of Hot Italian Sausage
  • 2 Medium Onions, Small Diced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Brozzian's Mediterranean Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Brozzian's Table Grind Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon of Fresh Minced Garlic
  • 2 Teaspoons of Brozzian's Italian Herb Seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon of Brozzian's All Purpose Seasoning
  • 1/2 Cup of Vodka (Not Flavored)
  • 1 28oz Can of Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1/4 Cup of Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons of Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Pound (1 Box) of Penne Pasta
  • 2 Teaspoons of Kosher Salt
  1. Take all of the casings off of the sausage by cutting a slit down the middle and peeling the casings off.
    (If you already have ground sausage with no casings, ignore this step).
  2. Place the 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil in a large pot or skillet, on medium-high heat.
  3. Take the sausage and break it up as you add it to the hot pan.
  4. Cook for 5-6 minutes until brown and fully cooked.
  5. If there is a lot of grease, you may drain some now if you choose.
  6. Now add the 2 small-diced onions, 1/2 Teaspoon Mediterranean Salt, and 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper to the pan.
  7. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the onions are translucent (see-through).
  8. Add the 1 tablespoon of fresh garlic and the 2 teaspoons of Italian Herbs Seasoning.
  9. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  10. Now add the 1/2 cup of vodka, the 1 can of crushed tomatoes, and only 1/2 teaspoon of the All Purpose Seasoning.
  11. Bring the sauce to a simmer and lower the heat to "low" so it continues to simmer; stir occasionally. Cook uncovered for 1 hour.
  12. With about 10 minutes remaining on the sauce, start to boil water for your penne pasta. Add the 2 teaspoons of Kosher Salt to the water.
  13. Once your water is boiling, add the pasta, stirring occasionally for about 10-12 minutes or until the pasta is al dente (to the bite).
  14. While your pasta is cooking, add 1/4 cup of heavy cream and the other 1/2 teaspoon of All Purpose Seasoning to the sauce. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  15. Once the pasta is done, drain it and add it directly to the sauce (do no rinse).
  16. Now add the 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese to the dish; mix and serve. Enjoy!

(Optional) For that extra love, sprinkle some freshly shredded mozzarella cheese over the top and allow it to melt on your hot Penne Al Vodka, making this dish even more sensational!

The Al Vodka sauce while it is simmering.

The Penne Al Vodka just before it is served.